Thursday, 27 October 2016

Indonesian Style Chicken and Peanut Satay on Flatbreads...

Too hot to spend time in the kitchen!!!
I bailed out today with some store bought flatbreads and made this quick and easy Indonesian style chicken with a peanut satay sauce and some stir fried veggies... I usually serve this on home baked Focaccia, but I simply could not bear to spend time in the kitchen today! The veggies that I use are baby corn, red and yellow peppers, sugar snap peas and sprouts. My local Grocer was out of
sprouts today, so I omitted them.

4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/4 cup honey
1/2 - 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 cloves of crushed garlic
A dash of sesame oil
Salt to taste

Combine all the above ingredients, and set aside to marinate.

Peanut Sauce:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek* or 1-2 finely chopped red chillies
Juice of a lemon
1/2 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon crushed cumin seeds

Heat the oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the remaining ingredients, and cook stirring constantly, until it just starts to bubble. Remove from heat.sauce will be thick.

*Sambal Oelek is an Indonesian chilli paste. Most supermarkets stock it. I buy mine at Pick'nPay.

Stir fry some veggies. Set aside. In the same pan, stir fry the chicken. Warm up some flatbreads. Spread with the peanut sauce. Pile up the chicken and veggies, top with sprouts and some micro leaves and serve.