Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry with Peanuts

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

On the table in just minutes, this one-bowl Asian meal beats delivery: It's faster, tastier, and better for you.


  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half (6 to 8 ounces), thinly sliced crosswise

  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 to 1 serrano or jalapeno chile, thinly sliced crosswise

  • 4 ounces snow peas (about 1 ½ cups), stem ends trimmed

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped roasted peanuts

  • ¼ cup basil leaves, torn (optional)


  1. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken; cook until browned on one side, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Add garlic, chile, snow peas, and 2 tablespoons water; cook until chicken is opaque throughout, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; stir in lime juice, peanuts, and if using, basil.


Cook's Notes

Freeze any extra chicken breasts for your next stir-fry; thaw in the fridge before using. For more spice, use a serrano chile -- it's hotter than a jalapeno. Both are available in red and green. For less heat, remove the ribs and seeds before slicing.

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