Saturday, 23 August 2008

Stir-Fried Chicken with Peaches & Peppers

I'm on a kick, swapping out mangoes for fresh, local peaches. This was inspired by a favourite mango chicken dish at a local Vietnamese-Thai restaurant. Simple and tasty, and once everything is chopped, it cooks up in 10 minutes.

2-3 servings
30 minutes - 20 minutes prep time

Stir-Fried Chicken with Peaches and Peppers
6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons vinegar or lime juice

4 medium firm-ripe peaches
3 small mild green peppers
1 hot green chile pepper
2-3 green onions
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/4 cup minced cilantro
2-3 lime wedges

Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, and marinate it in the soy sauce and vinegar or lime juice.

Blanch the peaches in boiling water for 1 minutes. Plunge them into cold water at once to stop them cooking any further, then peel them and cut them into slices. Set them aside.

Core and de-seed the peppers. Chop the mild peppers, and mince the hot chile pepper. Trim the green onions and cut them into 1/2" pieces. Strip the basil leaves from the stems. Discard the stems and coarsely chop the leaves. Mince the cilantro, and set it aside.

Sauté the chicken in the oil, until lightly browned and about half done. Add the mild peppers and the minced chile pepper. Continue sautéing until the peppers are softened and the chicken just about done. Add the green onions, and sauté for a minute or two. Add the peaches and basil, and continue sautéin for just a minute or two more, until the basil is limp and the peaches are hot through. Serve at once, with steamed rice. Sprinkle the minced cilantro over top and pass the lime wedges to squeeze over if you like.

Last year at this time I made Green Beans in Tomato Sauce.


Colleen Nyman said...
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Colleen Nyman said...

Hmm... something happened to my last message... I must be dazed by taste buds in overdrive.
Anyway, this chicken looks amazing. I found you while searching for recipes to send to our Meat CSA members. And, while you don't have that many meat recipes, it seems - I have been searching your archives! - the ones I have come across look mouth watering. Thanks for writing about inspired cooking!