Cooking: Light Spring Faire

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Thai Peanut Buddha Bowl

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Skinless Chicken Breasts

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 3 tbsp. Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp. Fish Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Hot Chili Sauce
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 3 tbsp. Hot Water

Salad

  • 4 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 Ripe Haas Avocado thinly sliced
  • 1 medium Zucchini cut into noodle shapes
  • 2 Carrots cut into noodle shapes
  • 2 Radishes thinly sliced
  • 8 sprigs Cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Coat small skillet with olive oil spray. Add chicken to skillet and cook 3-4 minutes, turning once or twice to brown chicken. Slide into oven and bake 6- 8 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in center when sliced with a knife. Set aside to rest 5 minutes then shred.

    Dressing: In large bowl, mix peanut butter, coconut milk, fish sauce, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and hot water. Whisk well until smooth.

    Divide spinach and avocado among four bowls. Top with chicken, zucchini, carrots, radishes, and cilantro. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.

    Tip: If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can achieve the same effect by using a vegetable peeler to shave thin ribbons. You can also use a mandoline vegetable slicer then use a knife to cut the strips into thinner noodle-like strips.

 

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