This could easily be my favorite thing I’ve ever made. It’s simple. It’s spicy. It’s scrumptious. It’s so good I made it twice in three days, no lie. There are 4 key components to this tower: rice (cauliflower or jasmine), peanut slaw, marinated cucumbers and spicy pan-seared chicken.
It may look like a lot of steps- it’s not. It might look like a lot of ingredients- it isn’t. It’s just a magical combo of hot/cold, spicy/sweet, fluffy/crunchy that could make you believe that it was made of unicorn tears and mermaid serenades. Try it tonight- your hungry friends will love you more. Eat the leftovers in the same fashion or try tossing into a salad with more peanut sauce!
SPICY THAI CHICKEN TOWER
- 2 boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup liquid aminos, coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 4 tsp. Sriracha
- 2 coves garlic, minced
- 2 cups riced cauliflower
- 2 cups broccoli slaw
- 1 English or hothouse cucumber
- 3/4 cup vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
olive oil for sautéing
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1/3 cup unsweetened peanut butter
- 2 tbs. red curry paste
first, mince your garlic and place into into plastic bag or @stasher bag! trim your chicken + dice into even pieces before adding into bag with liquid aminos and sriracha. place into refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
meanwhile, make peanut sauce by whisking all ingredients in a liquid measuring cup with a spout. pour half of mixture over broccoli slaw placed in a medium bowl, tossing to coat.
in a medium skillet, heat 1 tbs. olive oil then add riced cauliflower, seasoning with salt + pepper. let cook for 4-5 minutes without browning, then remove from pan. carefully wipe out any remaining rice with a paper towel – we’ll use the same pan to sauté chicken.
peel + slice your cucumber thinly, then place into small bowl and cover with vinegar. season with salt + pepper.
for chicken: remove from refrigerator for 5 minutes before cooking. heat 1 tbs. olive oil over medium heat then add chicken pieces carefully using tongs. work in batches if needed; you want chicken in one layer while it cooks. cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, then remove from pan!
assemble towers: start with cauliflower rice, then avocado if using, peanut broccoli slaw, vinegar cucumbers, then chicken. top with more peanut sauce then devour!