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Thai Chicken and Vegetables

I just started to find Thai recipes that I enjoy. I have am getting braver and have cooked a few at home. I originally found this recipe in my Taste of Home cookbook but it is also available online. I added hot pepper flakes for much needed spice. 

Stove Top

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $29.16 as of July 2022.

  • If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $15.04.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1/4 pan mixture and 1/2 cup rice.

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet or Wok and rice cooker or pot

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry you will save about $14.12.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $14.12 as of July 2022

  • brown sugar $1.89
  • cornstarch $1.49
  • peanut butter $3.64
  • red pepper flakes $1.34
  • rice vinegar $1.99
  • sesame oil $2.19
  • soy sauce $1.58


Total: $15.04 as of July 2022

  • 1 - onion $0.60
  • 1 clove garlic $0.54
  • 8 oz mushrooms $1.98
  • 1 - red pepper $1.38
  • 1 - pound boneless chicken breasts $9.09
  • 1 - can chicken broth 14.5 oz $0.67
  • 1 bag long grain rice $0.78

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of sesame oil in work and sauté chicken until fully cooked. 
  2. Remove from pan and keep warm. 
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, onion and red pepper for 2 minutes. 
  4. Add mushrooms and continue to cook for 2 – 3 minutes. 
  5. Add garlic for 1 minute.
  6. Give your cornstarch mixture one last stir then add to the pan brining to a boil stirring for 4 – 5 minutes.
  7. Add chicken and serve rice on the side. Enjoy! 

This recipe can also be found in Menu 6 – Family of 2

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