Who doesn’t love a good classic? My family loves The Princess Bride. Though I’m not sure I’m ok with a movie I grew up with being called a classic. To me those are the black and white films from another era. I know it’s denial! But I’m sticking with it.
It’s a film that we love to watch with popcorn reciting the quotes as they come up in the film. Well to be honest we throw out the quotes even if we aren’t watching the film. Get to the food you say? “As you wish….”
Because it’s just been my husband and I for the past month (our kids come back tonight!) we had two chicken thighs left over from the four pack that needed to be used.
I wanted to go with Asian flavours for this dish. Prep the marinade for the chicken thighs first. In a bowl whisk peanut oil and soy sauce (we use gluten free amino acids) in a ratio of 3:1. Finely chop a clove of garlic, some scallion, and grate about a teaspoon of fresh ginger. Season with sea salt and pepper. Mix well and coat the two chicken thighs.
Set aside for at least a half an hour. While you make the sauce, cook the rice noodles to the package instruction and grill the chicken. In a skillet heat up a couple of tablespoons of peanut oil. Chop 3-4 cloves of garlic and saute them on medium heat. You don’t want to brown the garlic.
After a few minutes add about half a cup of chopped scallion.
Add the leftover marinade from the chicken and 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce. Bring to a simmer and add a tablespoon or two of lime juice. Stir in a large spoonful of peanut butter. I chose chunky to save me a step of chopping up peanuts.
Add more peanut butter as needed to get the right the balance between the sweetness of the peanut butter and saltiness of the soy sauce.
When the chicken is nearly done add about a cup of chopped red bell pepper.
Add the rice noodles with 1/2 a cup of the hot water the noodles were cooked in to thin out the sauce. Toss to coat.
Top with the chicken and serve as soon as possible.
I have to say even though our food bill was much lower with the kids off on their adventures I am so excited they will be home. With huge appetites and all. 🙂
Nice dinner for two. Tomorrow back to cooking for children.
Yes, we’ll be doing a roast chicken dinner. A bit much in the heat but I need the bones to make more stock and the kids love the dish so a win win.
Recipe sounds delicious! What bothers me is when they have the anniversary of a movie and say “It’s 30 years since this classic premiered,” and I remember going to see it in middle school. Ugh!
No kidding, we’re still young, right? Glad you like the recipe!
I will be 30 forever!
I don’t mind the number I just don’t ever want to act old. If you know what I mean. 😊
Yes! We have friends who are 5 years younger than we are and we say they act 25 years older than us. 🙂
I know a few like that as well. I want to be raising hell when I retire. In a ladylike fashion of course. LOL
I have some catching up to do, Virginia! This sounds divine!
Thanks, Mollie! I find myself playing catch up all the time. 😊
LOL, haven’t seen that movie in years. Going to have to see if it’s on Netflix now. And I love peanut sauce on anything so your peanut chicken looks yummy. Can’t wait to try it!
Nice idea indeed Virginia. That chicken looks lovely.
Thank you, I do love the saltiness of the soy sauce with the peanut.
What a great way to serve chicken! I love a good peanut sauce and you’ve shared the recipe for one here. Thanks … pinning this for later. 🙂
So glad you like it! 😊