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¼ tsp. Ground Ginger
¼ tsp. Black Pepper – Freshly ground if possible
¼ tsp. Ground Coriander Seed
1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced – Divided
3 TBS Peanut Butter
2 TBS Tamari
1 TBS Rice Vinegar
2 TBS Peanut Oil
80 mL Chicken Stock
½ Cup Chopped Scallions
2 Carrots, Sliced
½ Cup Bean Sprouts
2 Zucchini – Spiralized or pre-cut into pasta
1 Kg Chicken, thinly sliced
- Combine ginger, black pepper, coriander and 1 of the cloves of garlic. Add sliced chicken to bowl and either mix or toss until each piece of chicken is evenly coated in the spices.
- In a large skillet or fry pan, heat peanut oil over medium-high heat. Once oil comes up to heat, carefully add spice coated chicken. Cook roughly 5 to 6 minutes turning as needed until chicken is thoroughly cooked through.
- Removed chicken and place on a plate and cover. Add eggs to skillet and scramble. Remove from heat and set aside, covered with cooked chicken
- Using another skillet or fry pan, turn heat to medium-low and add chicken stock, peanut butter, tamari sauce, rice vinegar, scallions, the other 2 cloves of garlic and red pepper flakes. Whisk together over heat until well combined.
- Add veggies to sauce and combine until evenly coated. Repeat with chicken and eggs. Allow to simmer 2 to 3 minutes.
- Serve warm with a squeeze of fresh lime.
- If offered by your grocer, or if you have the kitchen tools to do so yourself, this recipe is also wonderful with sweet potato or beet noodles.
- Using crunchy peanut butter is a great way to add texture to this recipe.