This Broccoli and Chicken with Peanut Sauce tastes incredible served over quinoa or brown rice.
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut aminos, low-sodium tamari, or reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 clove of garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons coconut oil (or fat of choice), divided
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
3 bunches of broccoli, cut into small florets (about 6 cups florets)
salt and pepper
To make your peanut sauce, blend the first 8 ingredients until smooth. (If you don’t have a blender, mince the ginger and garlic and then whisk all of the ingredients together very well.) Set aside.
Melt the coconut oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken cubes and sprinkle with a small amount of salt and pepper. Cook until browned on the outside and no longer pink in the center, about 5-10 minutes. (Time depends on how small you cubed your chicken. If you need them to cook faster, make them smaller. Mine were ready in 8 minutes.)
Removed the cooked chicken from the pan and cover it to keep it warm. Turn the heat up just a bit and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the pan.
When it melts, add the broccoli and sprinkle it with a little bit of salt and pepper. Toss the broccoli to coat it in the coconut oil and then add a few tablespoons of water.
Cook until the broccoli is bright green and crisp tender, about 4-5 minutes.
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