Sure, peanut butter and thus all the delights you can make with it are notoriously high in calories and fat…but it’s so dang good! Avoid cheating on your diet ordering a dish with peanut satay sauce, chicken and cashews or another traditionally prepared nut dominant dish over a boatload of rice or noodles. Instead try this easy peanut sauce recipe. In 5 minutes, make peanut butter into a velvety asian sauce that pairs incredibly well with chicken or beef and broccoli. Yields 2 servings.
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
2 tbsp organic peanut butter
1 envelope Trader Joe’s Savory Broth Concentrate – Low Sodium Chicken
1 tsp Sriracha sauce (double for extra spicy sauce)
1/8 tsp pure stevia (using Trader Joe’s pure stevia? Grab that teeny scoop inside bottle and add 1 scoop)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup coconut milk
Heat sesame oil in sauté pan on medium to medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and sauté 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add peanut butter, chicken broth concentrate and Sriracha and mix well. Stir in water, coconut milk and stevia, then bring to a boil. Quickly reduce heat to low and simmer a few minutes, stirring frequently until it reaches desired consistency. Toss 1/2 of your sauce with 4-6oz grilled chicken, 2 cups lightly steamed broccoli (or simply raw broccoli slaw and any other thinly sliced veggies, such as red and green peppers, scallions and carrots). Gotta have your complex carbs? Toss your meat and veggies with 1/2 cup cooked brown rice or Ancient Harvest Quinoa spaghetti.