Make this easy stir-fry one-pot meal, Thai Chicken and Peanut Veggie Bowl, for your family’s dinner.
It’s an easy recipe to make, and it’s a kid-friendly meal for those who love rice bowls with chicken.
Chicken and rice bowls, or similar one-pot meals such as Thai chicken quinoa bowls, make great recipes to serve a family dinner. Use a wok, or you can use a large skillet.
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Thai Chicken Peanut and Veggie Bowl is Kid Friendly
You know how I found out that Thai Chicken Peanut and Veggie Bowl is Kid Friendly? My little grandchildren loved it.
I was visiting my daughter and her family, and she was super tired from work one day. I asked what her plans were for dinner. She didn’t feel like cooking, but she had ingredients to make a chicken and vegetable bowl stir-fry recipe.
We were all hungry, so I did what any mother would do. I offered to help. The plan was to cook a one-pot meal with chicken, broccoli, carrots and possibly green beans.
- Olive Oil
- Green Onion (optional)
- Yellow Onion
- Green Beans, fresh (optional)
- Chicken Thighs, boneless skinless
- Fischer & Wieser Plum Garlic Sauce (or soy sauce)
Cooking Tips for Thai Chicken Peanut and Veggie Bowl
Follow these simple cooking tips for making the Thai Chicken Bowl:
- Thaw the chicken thighs ahead of time.
- While the vegetables cook, start cooking the rice.
- Cook the rice on the stove or in your rice cooker.
- Start cooking the vegetables in the wok or in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
- Add the rice, water, and seasoning in the rice cooker and cook.
- Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces so it will be juicy chicken pieces. You (nor your kids) would like dry chicken. (Prepare the chicken a day ahead to make the process easier.)
- Season the chicken and add to the vegetables in the wok.
- Pour in the Plum Garlic Sauce (or soy sauce) after you’ve added the chicken.
- Add peanuts (a handful) to the wok just before the chicken and vegetables are done.
- The peanuts add a perfect crunchiness to the tasty chicken and veggie bowl.
Other Flavors for Thai Chicken and Veggie Bowls
Thai chicken bowls taste good with a variety of ingredients, so you might want to consider including these other delicious flavors:
- bell pepper
- coconut milk
- creamy peanut butter
- fresh cilantro
- red curry paste
Benefit to Using a Rice Cooker
The main benefit to using a rice cooker is not having to do anything once you turn the appliance on. You just add the water, rice, and seasonings, and let it cook.
A light comes on when ready (at least my daughter’s cooker does). And it has a warmer, so no worries about serving cold rice.
Can Brown Rice be Used in this Recipe?
Yes, you can definitely use brown rice in this chicken and veggie bowl recipe. Although white rice was used in my daughter’s recipe, I only cook brown rice at home. Whichever type of rice you prefer, both white rice bowls and brown rice bowls will taste great with this Thai chicken and veggie recipe.
Need tips on how to cook brown rice in a rice cooker? Check out Melonie Mendelson’s “How to Cook Fluffy Tasty Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker” article.
If you don’t have a rice cooker, another option is to use a pressure cooker with a rice cooking mode. I have a Farberware pressure cooker (like the one shown below in the Amazon link) that includes the rice method.
Soy Sauce vs. Plum Garlic Thai Sauce
What is the difference between soy sauce and Plum Garlic Thai Sauce?
Plum Garlic Thai Sauce by Fischer & Wieser used in the Thai Chicken and peanut veggie bowl contains these ingredients:
- Dried Plums
- Apple Cider Vinegar Sugar
- Soy Sauce (water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Alcohol)
- Sea Salt
- Red Pepper Flakes
On the other hand, soy sauce (may depend on brand) contains ingredients like:
- Fermenting agent
You may use soy sauce if you have it on hand. However, the plum-flavored sauce gives this one-pot meal its exceptional flavor.
Thai Chicken Peanut and Veggie Bowl
easy Thai chicken and veggie bowl one-pot meal
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup green onion optional
- 3 cloves garlic
- 6 large carrots
- 1 head broccoli
- green beans optional
- 2 cup rice
- 12 boneless chicken thighs
- 1 11.5 bottle Fischer & Wieser Thai Plum Garlic Sauce
- 1/4 cup peanuts
Chop the onion and garlic cloves.
Add the olive oil to the wok or large skillet, and turn the burner on medium-high heat.
Add the chopped onion and garlic to the wok and saute.
Cut the carrots into thin slices, or shred them.
Cut the broccoli flowerets into small pieces.
Add the carrots and broccoli in with the onion and garlic and stir.
Add the green beans if you choose.
Start cooking the rice separately in a rice cooker, adding water and seasoning.
While the vegetables and rice are cooking, cut the chicken into bite-size pieces, season, and add them to the wok.
Stir in the plum garlic sauce, and turn the burner to low or simmer.
Cook until the chicken is done, then add the peanuts.
Cook for approximately ten more minutes, then serve the chicken and veggies over the rice.
Suggestion: One day ahead of time, boil a whole chicken, and debone the meat. Shred the chicken and add to the Thai chicken and veggie mixture rather than cooking chicken chunks. Doing this could lessen the time required for cooking this meal.Use approximately 4 cups water to cook the rice or the amount required for your rice cooker.
Other options: Instead of cooking rice, make it a Thai chicken and quinoa bowl or use cauliflower rice (You should be able to find this in the frozen section of your local grocery store.) in the place of rice.
You’ll enjoy this delicious one-pot meal, and the kids will love it (at least my grandkids did).
I make a note of my grandkids’ favorite dishes their mom cooks. Therefore, I’ll know what to fix for meals when the kids visit their grandpa and me.
More Kid-Friendly and Easy Recipes
Look below for more kid-friendly and easy chicken recipes.
I made these chicken pockets for a holiday breakfast, but they are good to make any day of the year.
You’ll like this easy teriyaki chicken dish if you enjoy cooking quick meals in your air fryer.
Try this Orange-Garlic Lo-Mein Chicken one-pot meal dish if you like Thai-type recipes.
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