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Last week Xaver and I sat down and tried to figure out ways to simplify our life and get on a better path nutritionally. It's hard to eat right when you don't have the right foods in the fridge and you're constantly asking “what's for dinner” at 7pm every night. We created a menu plan with a matching shopping list to cut our decision fatigue with dinner time and to help us grocery shop easier. This menu repeats every two weeks, with one night set aside for trying new recipes. We built the menu around foods we really love, including our go-to take out meals, like Thai Peanut Chicken Curry. With Jif™ Peanut Powder from Walmart, this delicious take out curry dish can be made at home faster, with less fat, and much more affordably. Hey kids, we're having Thai Peanut Chicken Curry tonight!
Doesn't that look delish? We actually had this dish for dinner again this week and the kids remarked that it tasted better than the Thai takeout restaurant! The secret is the Jif™ Peanut Powder. Made from just ONE ingredient – fresh roasted peanuts – Jif™ Peanut Powder delivers authentic, delicious peanut flavor with 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter. Just a little of the Jif Peanut Powder goes a long way and has a TON of flavor! We've been looking at replacing peanut butter in many of our favorite recipes, from this chicken curry to our family Mexican Mole recipe and even in our baking! Add peanut taste to smoothies, baking, and more with less calories, fat, and sugar by using Jif Peanut Powder, which has no added salt or sugar. There's also a Jif Chocolate Peanut Powder formula available.
We drink alot of smoothies for breakfast. Xaver has to add protein powder to his smoothies due to his gastric bypass surgery to ensure he gets enough protein. He is looking at Jif Peanut Powder as a tastier way to add more protein to his smoothies. I honestly don't know how he drinks those gross whey protein drinks and would love to see him replace those with Jif Peanut Powder which I feel has more nutrient value. It would be nice to mix up our entire smoothie regimen by adding Jif Peanut Powder. Katie has said she really wants to make a chocolate peanut banana smoothie with the Jif Chocolate Peanut Powder!
Okay, so enough about smoothies. What we really want to share is our recipe for Thai Peanut Chicken Curry. I shared a teaser image of this dish over the weekend and everyone was asking for the recipe from Facebook to Instagram and even on Snapchat! So I hope you all love it as much as we do. You can add more vegetables to it or make it vegan by using peanut oil instead of butter and potatoes or carrots instead of chicken.
The key ingredient to the flavorful and easy curry is Jif Peanut Powder. We stopped by Walmart to pick up the Jif Peanut Powder and all the other ingredients for the curry. Find the Jif Peanut Powder in the Peanut Butter aisle, naturally!
- Jif Peanut Powder
- 2 pounds of chicken
- Ground black pepper, curry powder, chili powder, salt
- 2 fresh garlic cloves
- About 1″ of fresh ginger root
- 1 medium white or yellow onion
- 3 bell peppers – choose 3 different colored peppers for more interest
- 1 can (12 oz) of coconut milk
- white rice
- red chili flake (if you like your curry spicy)
Chop the chicken into cubes. Chop the onions and bell peppers into bite sized chunks.
Peel the ginger root to expose the insides. Grate the ginger on a grater, like this horseradish grater I got at a culinary store. If you don't have a grater, finely chop the ginger root.
Crush and mince the garlic cloves.
Heat the butter or ghee in the pan on medium heat until hot. Add the chicken and cook thoroughly.
Remove the chicken from the pan. Add the ginger and garlic to the drippings in the pan. Stir to loosen the drippings from the pan.
Add the vegetables and cook until the onions are translucent.
Return the cooked chicken to the pan.
Add the coconut milk. Stir
Add the spices. Stir.
Add the Jif Peanut Powder and mix thoroughly. The Jif Peanut Powder will cause the sauce to thicken right away. Continue cooking for about ten minutes to infuse the peanut flavor into all of the ingredients.
Add red chili flake if you like your curry extra spicy! Spoon the chicken curry over a bed of rice. Garnish with sliced scallions and chopped peanuts (if desired).
We had enough leftovers to eat this same dish for lunch the next day. You can make the curry go even further by adding more vegetables to it. This homemade recipe will fast become a family favorite and is a smarter option to eating out … plus you know exactly what's in it!
- 6 TBSP Jif Peanut Powder
- 1 TBSP Butter or Ghee
- 2 TBSP Curry Powder
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1.5 tsp Fresh Grated Ginger
- 1 - 12oz. can of Coconut Milk
- 1 Medium Onion, Chopped
- 3 Bell Peppers, Chopped (yellow, green, red)
- 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cubed
- 2 Scallions, chopped on the diagonal for garnish
- 2 cups of uncooked rice (cook to make 4 cups)
- 1. Heat butter in pan. Add chicken.
- 2. Cook the chicken on medium heat, stirring to prevent burning or sticking.
- 3. Remove the chicken from the pan.
- 4. Add garlic and ginger to the pan on medium heat. Scrape the pan to loosen chicken drippings.
- 5. Add onions and peppers. Cook until the onions are translucent.
- 6. Add cooked chicken to the pan and mix.
- 7. Add coconut milk. Stir to mix.
- 8. Add remaining spices. Stir until mixed.
- 9. Add Jif Peanut Powder. Stir until mixed.
- 10. Continue to cook on low heat for about ten minutes to infuse the vegetables and chicken with flavor.
- 11. Serve over rice.
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