New Jif Cashew and Almond Butters!
Mom was an awesome baker, and everyone loved all of her cookies, but her peanut butter cookies were extra special. When we made these, my job was to roll the dough into balls, then roll them in sugar and press then flat using a fork. Oh my gosh, these were so good, especially right out of the oven. Cooking with my mom, during the years of my childhood, are some of the memories I treasure most.
There is just something special about peanut butter. For my family, it means “comfort” and of course “tasty”. My husband and daughter are the biggest peanut butter fanatics I know, and they enjoy pretty much everything I make that uses it. It can be used in so much more than just baked goods and sandwiches – I often include when I prepare dinner too.
Needless to say, I was intrigued when I heard that Jif (who happens to make the best peanut butter around, in our opinion), also makes almond and cashew butters. OH MY. As I mentioned above, I have always enjoyed cooking with peanut butter, so to be able to create new recipes using other nut butters just tickles me to no end. Now this was going to be fun! I already mixed things up a bit, when I created my Autumn Almond Muffins recipe using Jif Almond Butter, but this time I wanted to create something for dinner, using Jif Cashew Butter!
I created a fantastic (if I do say so myself!) recipe that I think your family will love. My family went nuts (pun totally intended!) when I served this Creamy Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry, which used Jif Cashew Butter. I actually doubled the recipe, since I was going to service with rice, and just because I wanted extra of this delicious sauce.
Creamy Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
6 chicken breasts, cut up into small pieces
1 Cup Jif Cashew Butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (you can add more if you like to spice things up)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 cup peanut oil
4 green onions sliced
In a large bowl, combine Jif Cashew Butter, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, white wine vinegar, brown sugar, garlic.
Whisk together until smooth.
Add peanut oil to large skillet or wok and add chicken. Cook until over medium/high heat until chicken is no longer translucent. Drain and add peanut sauce. Stir to coat all pieces.
Turn heat to medium/low heat and cook for about 7 minutes, add green onions and serve. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. This can be served over rice or noodles. YUM!
Is your mouth watering yet? I have a feeling that my family will be requesting this quite often. I was hoping to have leftovers so I could enjoy it the next day, but no such luck.
The possibilities really are endless when cooking with Jif Peanut Butter, Jif Cashew Butter and Jif Almond Butter. I can think of so many ways to use them, in so many different recipes. What about you – are you excited to mix up mealtime with Jif? One way you can mix up mealtime in your household, is to assign the kids a day each week for making lunch or dinner (if they are old enough of course!). They may need your help on occasion, but they can learn so much in the kitchen from mom (or dad). Maybe one or two nights a week the whole family can be involved in preparing dinner. Trust me, there will be lots of laughs and some very fond memories that will last forever.
Make sure you follow Jif on Facebook and Jif on Pinterest for inspiration on how to mix up your mealtime! Of course you can visit the Jif website where you will learn about all of their yummy products, recipe ideas and more!
And for more delicious chicken recipes, make sure you visit the Moms of Faith 12 Scrumptious Chicken Recipes post!
*The J.M. Smucker Company has compensated me to promote its Jif Almond & Cashew Butters “Mix Up Mealtime” Campaign. All opinions are my own.