Thai Peanut Chicken
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 TBS minced garlic
1 TBS minced fresh ginger root
2 pounds skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into small pieces
4 TBS Peanut oil
1 TBS Hot Chili Oil (can add more for extra heat)
1/2 TBS brown sugar
3/4 cup water
6 TBS crunchy peanut butter
4 TBS green onions, chopped, put 1 aside for garnish
Salt and pepper
In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar and water . Whisk together well and set aside.
Heat 2 TBS of the Peanut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and sauté until browned. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, and pour out any excess oil. Add in the other 2 TBS peanut oil and the garlic and ginger. Stir and let cook for a minute or two. Pour in peanut sauce mixture, add desired Chili oil for heat, and bring to a boil. You may need to add in extra water to get the consistency you like, depending if you like a thin or thicker sauce.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add the chicken back in, stirring well, and simmer for 10 more minutes. Add in the 3 TBS of green onions. Serve over white rice and garnish with the rest of the green onions.