One thing that I really miss about being gluten free is being able to go out and eat at a local Chinese restaurant with the family. Where I live there isn’t one restaurant that would cater to folks with Celiac disease.
So what I do is play with flavors here at home. What I have come up with is a pretty tasty meal. I call it Spicy Szechuan Peanut sauce and noodles. You can add to it whatever your hungry for. This night I did chicken breast and a Chinese vegetable stir fry that you can pick up in your local grocers frozen section.
If you’d like to give it a try this is what you will need:
2 whole chicken breast with the bone and skin
1 large bag of your favorite stir fry vegetable mix from the frozen section at the grocery store
1 cup of natural creamy peanut butter by JIF
1 package of gluten free spaghetti noodles
3 Tablespoons Gluten Free Tamari soy sauce
2 Teaspoons of Szechuan hot and spicy gluten free sauce (found at Weis grocery store)
1 Tsp. of dried ginger powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 Tsp. garlic powder
1 Tsp. of honey
1/8 Tsp. Lemon Zest
1/2 cup of Peanuts to top off with
Preheat oven to 350F In a roasting pan take the two whole chicken breast season with some Tamari sauce about (1 Tablespoon this is extra) bake 45 minutes covered. Once done and cooked through let cool down completely and then remove the meat from the bone and take the skin off and set to the side make sure you reserve the drippings and discard the bones and skin.
Start boiling your water for pasta and follow directions on package.
In a separate pan combine the peanut butter, Tamari sauce, Szechuan Hot and Spicy sauce, Dried ginger, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, garlic powder, honey and lemon zest. Keep heat on low and mix till well incorporated and melt all together. The sauce will darken.
Next heat separate pan for frozen vegetables with 1 Tablespoon of water ( I add a dash of powdered ginger and some Tamari sauce to flavor)cook till still very crispy, watch it doesn’t take long. Drain off vegetables
Toss together cooked chicken breast, drippings, vegetables,peanut sauce and pasta. Put into your favorite serving dish and Top off with peanuts for crunch.
*If your taste likes a hotter sauce add a pinch of dried pepper flakes with the peanut sauce.
I hope you enjoy
Lots of Love, Jane