This is probably one of my favorite meals. I might say that a lot but this is definitely up there on the repeat meal list. And I don’t repeat too many meals – I get bored and like to try new things each week. This is similar to a recipe I made a few months ago that I ate as lettuce wraps. This time it’s just a bowl full of tastiness. Lettuce wraps are hard to fill with enough protein and get messy because the lettuce is never as neat and bowl-shaped as it is at PF Chang’s.
The sauce is key to this recipe. I told Justin as I was making it I wanted to travel in time and space to find the person who decided to add peanut butter to soy sauce and shake their hand. Or marry them. But basically it’s in my top 10 foods (a list I have carefully selected over the years).
This meal is actually pretty labor intensive – especially making our own Asian slaw for it. We grated the cabbage, carrots and red onion. We looked for a bag of just these three vegetables but it wasn’t cost effective and we couldn’t find the exact combination we wanted. We did learn however that Lowe’s Foods has a pick-and-prep station that we believe is free to use and they’ll prepare your produce however you want it while you do the rest of your shopping. We’ll definitely have to look into it next time!
Here’s all the prep that this meal required:
- Baking chicken
- Sauteing peppers
- grating cabbage, carrots, and onions
- preparing the peanut sauce
Now most of this was done while the chicken was baking for 35 minutes so it works out to still take about 1 hour total if you count for cleanup. Not too bad for a week’s worth of meals. Justin and I each got SIX servings out of this batch.