Thai style creamy Panang Chicken made with peanut butter makes a healthy, quick and easy weeknight supper. I work full time so cooking is not something I can spend too much time on during weekdays. Our Sunday Supper group started a Weekday Supper which is great because everyone is looking for easy weekday meals that can be put together quickly. But hey who says easy doesn’t have to be healthy? This is an easy recipe, made easier by the fact that peanut butter is used as the base. Some boneless chicken, herbs, spices, Thai red curry paste and peanut butter and in minutes my family gets transported to a Thai restaurant to eat Panang Chicken on a weekday ! Cool huh!! I love easy simple recipes and this is one. It tastes creamy rich and when spooned over hot rice, it makes a hearty meal. Add some salad or some fruit and you have a healthy meal. My oldest likes to eat it with naan or Indian bread and it tastes great with that too. If you’re wary about trying a Thai recipe try this one. It’s fool proof and tastes great!
The might peanut is a great source of protein and healthy fat. Peanuts are often called the poor man’s protein meaning they are a cheap source of good quality protein. Added bonus, they pack a lot of fiber and may improve your cardiovascular health by may reduce your LDL cholesterol — the bad type that can block arteries and trigger heart attacks and strokes. Chicken is also a good source of protein, B vitamins and iron. All in all a healthy dose of high quality protein and healthy fats in this dish!!
Check out these other easy healthy weekday supper recipes !!
Monday | Asparagus Risotto by Galactosemia in PDX
Tuesday | Bean and Beef Burrito Burgers by Comfy Cuisine
Wednesday | Quick and Easy Thai Panang Chicken with Peanut Butter by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Thursday | Baked Haddock in Mushroom Broth with Polenta by Pescetarian Journal
Friday | Egg and Chorizo Nachos by Girl in the Little Red Kitchen