spicy asian chicken puff pastry bites with hoisin peanut sauce

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spicy asian chicken puff pastry bites with hoisin peanut sauce www.climbinggriermountain.com

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Even though I’m not a mom, but have tons of nieces and nephews, I can imagine making a recipe for a friends baby shower or even for yourself can be a challenge sometimes. So, I decided to create a recipe that ANYONE can whip up in 2.2 seconds thanks to some puff pasty friends. These little puff pastry bites are stuffed with spicy asian chicken tossed with a hoisin peanut sauce.

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Spicy Asian Chicken Puff Pastry Bites with Hoisin Peanut Sauce

Ingredients:

for the chicken:

1/2 pound ground chicken

1 tablespoon olive

1 red pepper, diced

1 small red onion, diced

1 small carrot, diced

24 puff pasty bites, baked according to package instructions

Parsley, garnish

Radish slices, garnish

salt and pepper to taste


for the hoisin peanut sauce:

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/3 cup water

2 tablespoons peanut butter

4 teaspoons hoisin sauce

pinch of red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon lime juice

pinch of black pepper


Directions:

for the chicken:

In a large skillet preheated to medium high heat, add the olive oil, chicken, and s&p. Cook chicken until no longer pink. Remove chicken skillet and set aside in a bowl. Next, add the carrot, red pepper, and onion to the same skillet with a little more olive oil. Saute veggies until softened about seven minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Toss the hoisin peanut mixture with the chicken. Next, take a puff pastry bite and fill each bite with chicken and top with veggies and garnish with parsley. Repeat until all the mixtures have been used. Enjoy!


for the hoisin peanut sauce:

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients.


hoisin peanut sauce adapted from Cooking Light


spicy asian chicken puff pastry bites with hoisin peanut sauce www.climbinggriermountain.com