Sweetened chili sauce is found in Asian markets, and it is often served alongside egg rolls. A similar condiment available in most grocery stores is called Thai sweet red chile dipping sauce. Serve this chicken with white rice.
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons sweetened chili sauce
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
Lime wedges (optional)
How to Make It
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
Add broth, chili sauce, and fish sauce; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until broth mixture is reduced to 2/3 cup (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat; add lime juice and peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Serve sauce over chicken; sprinkle with peanuts. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.
Following the advice of other reviewers, I increased the Sweet Thai Sauce to 5 T, increased fish sauce to 1 T, and cut the lime juice back a tad. I also added a sprinkle of sugar to the sauce. The family loved it and ate it all. I served with Jasmine rice, into which I stirred a couple tablespoons of coconut milk. Delicious!
Fantastic, easy weeknight dinner. Followed the recipe pretty much exactly, just used olive-oil spray instead of oil to saute the chicken. I suggest using less lime juice than recommended and upping it to taste, as I wound up adding a bit more stock plus the accumulated juices from the chicken platter to cut the tartness. I think my lime juice was extra tart, as a couple of my limes and started to turn brown -- anyway, it's always better to add more sour than to deal with too much. All in all, a fantastic recipe that the whole family enjoyed. Will be added to our go-to file.
I would simmer the sauce till it has some good thickness.
I used chunky peanut butter and used 5 tbl chili garlic sauce.
It was just ok, not good enough to make again.
But quick and easy for a week night.