Aug 222016
 

This stir fry has a sweet-spicy sauce and a topping of peanuts, which adds a delicious crunch. It’s great with chicken, pork or shrimp. I used pork strips and edamame instead of sugar snap peas. I also used a mixture of red pepper and green peppers. Use whatever veggies you have on hand.

Sweet Spicy Stir Fry

3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sambal oelek (ground fresh chili paste)
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
8 ounces sugar snap peas
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 medium red or yellow onion, cut into thin wedges
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup peanuts

Combine the first 7 ingredients, stirring well; set aside.

Heat a large wok or large heavy skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; stir-fry 4 minutes or until browned and done. Remove chicken from wok. Add remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil to wok; swirl to coat. Add sugar snap peas, bell pepper, and onion; stir-fry 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in brown sugar mixture; cook 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in chicken; toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onions and peanuts.

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