Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thai Sticky Chicken & Garlic Green Beans Recipe

As you may have figured by now, we love Asian-inspired food. We've looked around the internet and found a few recipes to try, and today we're sharing our favorite Thai Sticky Chicken recipe, plus a side of Garlic Green Beans (below).

Just like the Orange Chicken this is for an easy sauce that you coat chicken nuggets (or chicken fries as shown in the photo, since we were out of nuggets). It can easily be adapted to cover cooked chicken breast pieces too! You’ll want to start the rice & chicken nuggets just like the last one and start the sauce on the stove top. You can follow the same Fried Rice recipe from the Orange Chicken post.
Thai Sticky Chicken sauce
 3 Tbs water
1 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs fish sauce
1/2 tsp Hoisin
2 Tbs honey
Juice of 1 large or 2 small limes
Zest of 1 lime
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or a dash of cayenne pepper)
1 Tbs crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp cornstarch

Mix all sauce ingredients thoroughly, and then bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Once it starts simmering, reduce heat & stir constantly until the sauce thickens. Turn heat to low.

Right before serving, toss the chicken nuggets in the sauce to coat & serve over a bed of fried rice. Or, if you prefer, you can spoon the sauce over the fried rice & chicken. Garnish with chopped peanuts.

As a side to many Asian meals, we like to make Garlic Green Beans, similar to those you find at an Asian buffet, but a little healthier.

Use fresh green beans (straight from the garden if you can!) & start by washing and snapping off the ends. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the green beans by boiling for only 2, then immediately shocking them in cold water. This will keep them bright green & still pretty crunchy.

In a saute or grill pan, start warming olive oil* with minced garlic. You will need one clove of minced garlic for every 1 cup of green beans. Start tossing the green beans with the garlic & olive oil til warmed through. Add salt & pepper to taste. Easy!

*To make the green beans taste more like the buffet-style, cook in butter instead of olive oil

Let us know what you think of these recipes, we love to hear feedback!

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  1. wow, this looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  2. This looks delicious! visiting from "Thursday Favorite Things"! =)


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