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Nutty Chicken Stir-Fry

My daughter makes this yummy stir-fry often for our family. It goes together so quickly. The peanuts and chunky peanut butter give it a nice crunch. Leftovers—if there are any—are great! —Shirley Conrad, High Amana, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen stir-fry vegetable blend
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 5 to 6 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 3/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • Hot cooked rice


  • In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in oil for 2 minutes. Add vegetables; cook 4 minutes longer. Add garlic; stir-fry until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and ginger; stir in the broth, soy sauce, peanut butter and pepper sauce until blended. Pour over chicken mixture.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add cabbage; cook 2 minutes longer or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 434 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 991mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Laura
    Jan 8, 2021

    This was quite a good meal, although I did double the sauce after reading other comments. I also added a can of baby corn. Overall, I will make this again.

  • loriskeith
    Oct 21, 2020

    I used fresh veggies,,and made more sauce fantastic

  • KABC77
    Jan 3, 2014

    I followed recipe exactly except used fresh vegetables that I had on hand. Nice flavor, not too pea nutty . Next time I would make more sauce. I served it over linguine, and it was a hit

  • ym_rodriguez
    May 16, 2013

    Good thing this recipe is for 6 people. My family of four almost wiped the pan clean!

  • Candlelover1177
    Feb 15, 2013

    No comment left

  • tabinladysmith
    Nov 30, 2012

    I guess kids might like this, but I thought it was quite bland. Even with cutting the number of garlic cloves in half, that flavor was overpowering.

  • jsgoldn
    Oct 8, 2012

    It was fine, but it didn't blow me away--the sauce did not have a distinctive flavor to me.

  • cutecow
    Jul 4, 2012

    I have made this several times, and it is always such a hit. I even make it for company. We love it. I add extra hot sauce and peanut butter and little less cabbage.

  • TexasCookie
    May 30, 2012

    This is a delicious dish with an authentic flavor. Great for hot weather when you want a satisfying meal without heating up your kitchen. It was also pretty quick to prepare. A big hit at our house.

  • TessaMB
    Mar 31, 2012

    Quick and Delicious! I love the salty sweet combination and all of the different textures. This recipe is definetly a do over!