Hu Hot Casserole

…or at least that is what I think this spicy, peanut-y casserole tastes like!

I started with this recipe. Fareway didn’t have peanut sauce, so I mixed up my own:

  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1 t. white sugar
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Pepper sauce (to taste)
  • Combine all before whisking in 2/3 cup of water (or as much is needed to make the sauce smooth)*

Instead of prepackaged chicken, I boiled and shredded two chicken hindquarters. Also, I cooked up three packages of Ramen (sans seasonings) as I wanted to have enough leftovers for the whole week. I really, really, really liked this casserole! It’s definitely more ‘comfort food’ than health food though! Next time, I think I would do my own vegetables–mushrooms, onions, water chestnuts, peppers, spinach, etc. Don’t skip the crispy toppings because they totally made the meal!

*I added an extra 1/2 of everything to ensure there was enough sauce.

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