Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce {Appreciation Post}

Something you should know about my husband: He married me for a stir fry. Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce to be specific.

Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce

Regular readers of The Law Student’s Wife have gathered a few pieces of dirt on Ben: He eats an amount appropriate only for a baby elephant; he has a bizarre and infuriating ability to resist most sweets (including addictive salty-sweet pretzel chocolate chip cookies); he slept under a Superman comforter all four years of college—and still would if I allowed it.


What is not obvious in my posts is how much Ben contributes to The Law Student’s Wife, and I’m not just talking about its title. (PS. Want to know why I named my blog “The Law Student’s Wife”? Read about it here.) From proofreading posts, to waiting patiently for breakfast as I photograph Overnight French Toast Bake Supreme, to enduring the endless question of “Which photo looks better: this one or this one?”, Ben is my blog’s most loyal fan, and I cannot imagine running this site without him.

Chicken Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce is both the reason one of the reasons Ben married me—the first time I made it, he demolished the entire pot, collapsed into a food coma, then proposed two weeks later—and my way of sharing my appreciation for Ben. I never asked Ben what he thought about my starting, then growing, then further growing a food blog, but he came along for the ride, and he has been my biggest supporter since.

Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce

As an appetizer to our Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce, I have for you an appreciation post: My interview with Ben, the guy I’m lucky enough to sit beside at dinner, and my (and my blog’s) better half:

What is your favorite blog (besides The Law Student’s Wife, of course)?

  • DealBook. {Note for anyone not in law school: DealBook is a mergers and acquisitions news page posted by The New York Times…This is the moment Erin began to understand what it would be like being married to a lawyer.}
  • Daniel Wendt. {Background: Daniel is a current U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Domican Republic, the country where Ben served in the Peace Corps. Ben enjoys reminiscing about the cultural idiosyncrasies of life in the DR, as well as a formative time in his life that was dedicated to direct service. Apparently dishes do not count as direct service.}

What is your favorite of Erin’s blog props?

  • No one prop in particular, but I do get a kick out of the fact that all of the props sit out in the open in our 500-square foot apartment. {Diagnosis: Chronic lack of closet space.}

What is the weirdest thing you have seen Erin do for a blog post?

  • Bake two, 10-serving Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cakes in the same day because the first recipe formula “wasn’t quite right.” Watching her climb all over our furniture to get “above” shots is pretty entertaining too.

If you could have your own blog what would you call it?

  • “The Law Student’s Better Half.” {Ben’s better half baked him one of his rare sweet tooth soft-spots for this answer—his grandma’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.}

What do you do for a living and what are your hobbies?

  • Occupation: Please reference blog title.
  • Hobbies: Please reference blog title.

Has Erin ever asked you to do crazy things for her blog?

  • Continually evaluate which of two pictures is the best. Without fail, the two pictures look exactly the same.
  • Haul 8 pounds of squash home from the farmer’s market.
  • Haul props, photography equipment, a giant wood board, and grated cheese outside to shoot Lemon Asparagus Pasta.
  • When Erin first started blogging, I’d regularly wait 50 minutes to eat dinner because she had to take pictures of it first.
  • Try dishes I initially thought sounded awful: Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza {Editor’s note: This is now one of Ben’s favorite dishes, as long as Erin calls it “squash flatbread” and not “squash pizza.”}; Quinoa, Chickpea, Almond Salad. {Another note: Ben can now pronounce “quinoa” all by himself}.
  • Rush to the store to buy birthday candles immediately so Erin cold to shoot the pictures for Banana Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting while she was in the midst of cooking several dishes. {Editor’s note: Erin was also not in the mood to go to the store.}

What’s your favorite recipe from The Law Student’s Wife?

  • Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce! Runners up: Any homemade pizza; Zucchini Waffles. {Mental picture: Erin did a hip-wiggle happy dance when Ben gave this answer. Veggie sneak triumph.}

What types of recipes do you wish Erin made more of?

Did you really marry Erin for the Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce?

  • No. I also married her for…her boiled lima beans. {Editor’s note: Ha! It was my—er, Erin’s— irresistible charm and girlish figure.}

I originally posted the recipe for Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce during a time I was shooting my food photos with a flip phone beneath the light emitted from our microwave (true story.) Today’s recipe for Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce is unchanged from the original, because the original is already worthy of a diamond engagement ring. Literally. Only the pictures have been updated, in hopes of enticing you to try this man-bait of a stir fry!

Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce

Our sauce is peanutyy and rich, with layers of complex flavor. It’s zippy, sweet, sour, fresh, and spicy all in one magical taste bud-blowing bite. Don’t let the fish sauce freak you out—it adds a savoriness that makes our Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce taste extra…Thai. It’s legit, trust me. My husband married me for this Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce, remember?

In appreciation for Ben the law student, my inspiration, and the supporting force behind The Law Student’s Wife, I give you the secret to a happy marriage: Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce.

Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce

A richly flavored, easy, and healthy chicken stir fry in a spicy Thai peanut sauce. Feel free to use any vegetables you have on hand. Vegetarians or vegans may omit chicken or substitute tofu, and when served with quinoa or millet, this stir fry is gluten free. Be careful to whom you serve this stir fry—the recipe's author loved it so much, he popped the question two weeks after tasting it!

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 4 teaspoons red pepper flakes, divided
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 6 cloves)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 2 breasts), cut into 1/2-inch
  • 28 ounces frozen mixed vegetables of choice, thawed (or substitute fresh)
  • 10 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced (or substitute any fresh or frozen, thawed vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped, plus additional for serving
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus additional for serving
  • Prepared brown rice, quinoa, or whole wheat spaghetti, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together peanut butter, water, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, fish sauce, curry paste, rice vinegar, ginger, and 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large wok or deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and cook until fragrant and beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add chicken sauté, stirring occasionally, until the middles are no longer pink and juices run clear, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to pan. Add vegetables and mushrooms and saute until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes, depending on the veggies selected.
  4. Return chicken to pan. Add reserved peanut sauce and remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes. Toss to coat evenly and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in peanuts and cilantro.
  5. Serve stir fry with prepared brown rice, quinoa, or whole wheat spaghetti. Garnish with additional chopped peanuts and cilantro, as desired.

Thai red curry paste and fish sauce are widely available at most grocery stores in the Asian food aisle. Store leftover Chicken Stir Fry with Thai peanut sauce in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.

I’m not the only blogger with a better half behind my site. Check out today’s series of Appreciation Posts from food bloggers all across the web (and a fab collection of recipes too!) We also created a Pinterest board with our boys’ favorites, so you can find them all in once place.

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  7. benandnicoleshea — September 12, 2013 @ 7:11 am (#)

    Love the interview with Ben–so cute!! And this recipe sounds amazing, wonder if I can get ANOTHER ring out of my hubby?!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

      I say GO FOR IT! lol. Thanks Nicole!

  8. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 12, 2013 @ 7:22 am (#)

    This looks so delicious, no wonder your husband loves it! Love the q&a:-)

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

      Thanks Lauren! We both had a lot of fun putting the post together.

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  10. Amy @Very Culinary — September 12, 2013 @ 7:54 am (#)

    How does anyone have the ability to resist sweets? I say he’s not human! Super cute…loving these posts and this stir fry!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

      Amy, I wonder the same thing every day! And I’m in love with this series too. Work was way more fun today! ;-)

  11. Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 12, 2013 @ 7:56 am (#)

    What a nice post! :)

    And this dish looks so good! Bookmarked for next week. We’re on an Asian food kick. :D

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

      I bookmarked yours too! I love trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes, and yours looks perfect. Plus, I relish any excuse to bust out my kitchen scale :)

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  13. Tieghan — September 12, 2013 @ 8:05 am (#)

    Ah, you guys are so cute! Seriously, you win the award!! HA

    Love this stir fry! It is right up my alley!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

      Thanks so much Tieghan. You have such an eye for flavor, so that’s a total compliment!

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  15. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — September 12, 2013 @ 8:18 am (#)

    I love love love this post, it was so funny! And the interview was hilarious, you both are so cute!
    And wow, this stir fry looks amazing. That peanut sauce looks beyond amazing :D

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

      Thanks Consuelo! And the peanut sauce is totally the best part.

  16. steph@stephsbitebybite — September 12, 2013 @ 8:25 am (#)

    They always say food is the way to a man’s heart! But this would totally steal my heart too!!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

      Well said lady! Thanks so much.

  17. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — September 12, 2013 @ 8:30 am (#)

    you guys are both too adorable..My boyfriend is not much of a peanut sauce person but certainly has a sweet tooth. I love anything with peanuts though.

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

      Thanks so much! And no peanut? Almost as crazy as Ben resisting brownies. When will these boys learn? ;-)

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  19. Amanda — September 12, 2013 @ 8:38 am (#)

    Ben sounds absolutely adorable. You two seem like that adorable couple that I would want to hang out with and go to concerts with and open bottles of win with! :)

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

      IT’S A DATE! Felt the same way reading yours. Thanks again for putting this together Amanda. Love, love LOVED it!

  20. liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 12, 2013 @ 8:40 am (#)

    “Less curry” LOL!! So true!!! I am drooling over this stir-fry!!!!! YUM!!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

      You are too kind Liz! Loved your post (and recipe!) today too. Potluck please!

  21. Betsy Eves — September 12, 2013 @ 8:48 am (#)

    Oh Em Gee. That looks FAB! I want to jump through the computer and EAT IT!

    PS… I climb furniture to get the BEST shot too! HAHA ;)

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

      We gotta do what we gotta do, right! Climbing on furniture = dedication.

  22. shashi @ — September 12, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    Good golly, good gawsh – You and Ben are not only simply adorable but so incredibly supportive of each other – And this recipe – good golly good gawsh! Love the flavor and texture explosions going on in it!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

      Thank you so much Shashi! That really means a lot.

  23. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me — September 12, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    This was such a sweet interview!!! Loved it. This stir fry looks crazy delicious!!! Also– in the future feel free to send me all desserts the sweet tooth resisting husband turns away.

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

      Heather, please come help me out! I’m on cookie overload here, and it’s getting dangerous.

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  25. Rachel (@rachelcooksblog) — September 12, 2013 @ 9:09 am (#)

    ahhh you guys are SO adorable! Loved this!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

      Thanks so much Rachel! Loved your too.

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  27. Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 12, 2013 @ 9:22 am (#)

    So cute. just so cute. I am loving these interview.s

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

      Thanks so much Megan! Aren’t boys named Ben the best? ;-)

  28. cupcakeproject — September 12, 2013 @ 9:22 am (#)

    First of all.. that stir fry looks so appealing – like, I want to eat it now! I also want to see a picture of how you store your props. I think it would be so hard to keep a stash of blog props in a small space. Mine end up sprawling all over the basement.

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

      Picture an industrial shelf…with a million linens and a few tiny little plates shoved underneath it. I need a better system–I HATE ironing, and they get wrinkly all the time!

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  34. Julie Evink — September 12, 2013 @ 10:01 am (#)

    I love all the candid answers…can def tell you two are in LOVE!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

      lol. Thanks Julie!

  35. Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — September 12, 2013 @ 10:21 am (#)

    I love this and love the pic of you two goofing around. The comment about curry stinking up your apartment for 10 days straight made me laugh! And I am totally making this recipe, we love Thai food!!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

      Thanks so much Shanna! Loved your goofy pick too. Keepin’ it classy over here ;-)

  36. Courtney @ Neighborfood — September 12, 2013 @ 10:24 am (#)

    My favorite answer was choosing between photos that inevitably look exactly the same! HA! I do the same thing to my husband all the time. Better 1…or 2? :) Most of the time he can’t tell the difference, then he picks one, and I’m all, Really? That one? LOL…our hubbies really put up with a lot! Bless them!

    On another note, this dish looks positively FAB. I’m pinning and making this ASAP!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

      Courtney, you just summarized every night of me editing photos! Good to know I’m not alone :)

  37. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — September 12, 2013 @ 10:44 am (#)

    Stir fry is one of my weeknight go-to’s and I feel like I’ve been looking for a new version for a while, but still end up with the same thing. LOVE this stir fry…and pretty much anything with peanut sauce!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

      Peanut ANYTHING has steered me wrong yet Kelli. This is a definite weeknight dish for us as well!

  38. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — September 12, 2013 @ 11:26 am (#)

    You guys are adorable! And I can see why he married you for this dish. It looks incredible.

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

      Thanks a million Nicole! What can I say, my gma was right: food will forever be the way to a man’s heart.

  39. laurengrier — September 12, 2013 @ 11:34 am (#)

    OMG! Your hubs is freaking hysterical! LMAO!!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

      :-) Got such a kick out of yours too, especially the line about walking on the table. Guilty!

  40. Sarah — September 12, 2013 @ 11:42 am (#)

    this stir fry looks awesome! can’t wait to try it :)

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah! Hope you enjoy every peanut-packed bite.

  41. meaghan — September 12, 2013 @ 11:45 am (#)

    I want this for dinner. AND awesome answers. So smart and funny. My favorite is the detailed response to the weirdest thing question!!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

      Thanks Meaghan! Once we got the “weird” list rolling, there was just no stopping it!

  42. Taylor @ greens & chocolate — September 12, 2013 @ 12:15 pm (#)

    Mmm I love a good peanut stir fry! I love all of Ben’s answers – so honest and sweet!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

      Thanks so much Taylor! And the man does have a way with words, lol

  43. Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama — September 12, 2013 @ 12:44 pm (#)

    This stir-fry looks delicious! I wish my sweet tooth was missing

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

      Right?? I don’t just have one sweet tooth–I have 7. I guess I’m just making up for Ben!

  44. bakerbynature — September 12, 2013 @ 1:04 pm (#)

    Ok. First up – you guys are so freaking cute!!! Now, onto the stir fry! I neeeeeeeeed it. Also, please move to NYC so we can be real life besties!!!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

      I wish I wish! Until I can convince B to get a job there, how about a little NY to WI cultural exchange?

  45. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — September 12, 2013 @ 2:01 pm (#)

    SO SWEET. I love it. And I’d totally marry you for this chicken stir fry, too. ;)

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

      Thanks lady! I propose a stir fry/bread swap. Will you say I do?

  46. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life — September 12, 2013 @ 2:27 pm (#)

    This is one of the most fun posts I’ve read in a long time. Guys opinions crack me up … because they usually make sense:) That stir fry looks legitimately addicting!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

      SO true Mary Frances. Thanks so much!!

  47. Dinnersdishesdessert (@Dinnersdishes) — September 12, 2013 @ 3:47 pm (#)

    Love the answers, too sweet! Love the stir-fry too, my hubby loves thai food, this would go over really well here!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

      Thanks so much Erin! If you guys end up giving it a try, you’ll have to let me know your hubby’s verdict.

  48. Rachael @ Set the Table — September 12, 2013 @ 3:57 pm (#)

    This stir fry looks delicious! We do a lot of stir fries here but my husband is usually in charge of them. Which is a welcome break sometimes. Love your post! You two are adorable!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

      Awww, thanks so much Rachael! Maybe I’ll put Ben on stir fry duty next time :)

  49. Tanya Schroeder — September 12, 2013 @ 4:24 pm (#)

    I can see why this dish would be proposal worthy! Wow! I love the descriptions of the way food bloggers take pictures! Great post!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

      Thanks so much Tanya! Loved reading your post too.

  50. Nikki @Seeded at the Table — September 12, 2013 @ 4:55 pm (#)

    500 square foot apartment!? You.are.amazing. You two make a REALLY cute couple!!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

      You are so sweet! Thanks Nikki. It does get a little tight around here sometimes, but since Ben has relinquished 80% of the closet space, we make it work ;-)

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  52. Bake Your Day — September 12, 2013 @ 6:07 pm (#)

    So fun!! Adorable couple and Paul, too, can resist sweets like it’s his job. I wish I had that kind of willpower!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

      Same here Cassie! Seriously, how do these guys do it? I can’t trust myself within 50 yards of anything with sugar, lol

  53. Monet — September 12, 2013 @ 6:25 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness, you two just make me smile from ear to ear. I loved learning a bit more about your relationship. It made me want to do something similar on my blog. And this stir-fry? I can see why it won him over. I’m sold!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

      Thanks so much Monet! We both had a lot of fun putting this together. Ben’s a champ!

  54. crazyforcrust — September 12, 2013 @ 7:57 pm (#)

    I love his answers, and that he helps you so much. Plus you guys are SO cute together! I’d marry you for this stir fry, just sayin’. ;)

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

      You are too sweet Dorothy! How about I swap you some stir fry for cookies?

  55. Julie @ Table for Two — September 12, 2013 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    Great answers and the stir fry sounds so amazing!!

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

      Thanks lady! We both got a big kick out of the interview (and it was a good excuse to eat stir fry too)

  56. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out — September 12, 2013 @ 9:14 pm (#)

    Cute! You and Ben make quite the cute pair. :-) (And I’m so glad to see THE stirfry the same week I made THE tacos!)

    • Erin Clarke — September 12th, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

      Three cheers for epic dishes! Let’s throw a Mex-Thai night and eat both ;-)

  57. createdbydiane — September 13, 2013 @ 12:46 am (#)

    This dish looks worthy of a proposal! Yea it took my husband years to develop the sweet tooth he has today :) it’s fun seeing how all the husbands answered the questions and it’s great getting to know everyone.

    • Erin Clarke — September 13th, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Diane! And I hope mine grows a sweet tooth soon–I need help finishing off all of my baked goods!

  58. Luv What You Do — September 13, 2013 @ 9:15 am (#)

    What a great post! I love the idea of interviewing your hubs!
    This look amazing and if I make it and shortly there after get engaged, you will be the first to know. Saving this recipe now!

    • Erin Clarke — September 13th, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

      Thanks a million! And yes, you have to let me know if you wind up with a ring shortly after making it. Then we’ll KNOW this stir fry has serious marital power, haha.

      • Luv What You Do — September 13th, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

        Especially with the lawyer-ly to be bunch…ha ha!

  59. Ashley Bee — September 13, 2013 @ 12:20 pm (#)

    I love learning about the spouses, it’s such a sweet post :) And a tasty stir fry!

    • Erin Clarke — September 13th, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much!! Some of Ben’s answers actually surprised me too, so lots of learning all around :)

  60. Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — September 13, 2013 @ 12:44 pm (#)

    This was such a funny read, Erin! Loved learning more about you two and his role in your blog! Sounds like he is just crazy about you. If I had someone as good of a cook as you, I would be too! ;) Unfortunately, my better half only knows how to microwave Hot Pockets…. boo. I love him still!

    • Erin Clarke — September 13th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

      Too funny Georgia. Your better half must REALLY appreciate you then. And Ben’s cooking specialty is stir fry from a bag (most of the time), so you are not along in that department!

  61. Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — September 13, 2013 @ 5:33 pm (#)

    Love your hubby’s answers, so funny! And this stir fry looks amazing! In love with your photography:)

    • Erin Clarke — September 13th, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

      Thank you so so much Kristy! Photography is a continual learning process for me, so that really means a lot!

  62. Kate@Diethood — September 14, 2013 @ 7:39 pm (#)

    His hobby is his job and he can resists sweets. AWESOME! I’ll have his portion of the cake, please! :-) Now I’m gonna go and dream about this peanut sauce… sounds SO GOOD!

    • Erin Clarke — September 15th, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

      His share of the cake is ALL YOURS Kate. I need all the help I can get ;-)

  63. Trisha — September 14, 2013 @ 8:24 pm (#)

    This looks delicious! And the photographs for it are beautiful!

    • Erin Clarke — September 15th, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

      Thank you so much Trisha! That means a lot :)

  64. DessertForTwo — September 14, 2013 @ 10:18 pm (#)

    AWWW, so sweet! I loved reading this!

    I cracked up at the ‘less curry’ comment. Our house always smells like food, but hey, we eat well :)

    • Erin Clarke — September 15th, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

      Thanks lady! And I’d take smells over a lack of good food any day of the week. Not sure our neighbors feel the same way, but if they have a problem, they are welcome to come over for some stir fry :)

  65. Marie @ Not Enough — September 14, 2013 @ 10:49 pm (#)

    Awww you guys are too cute! (And both very good looking, your babies will be perfect!!) I loved reading this interview. I think the worst thing for our boys is probably having to wait soooo looonnng before they can eat so we can take pictures. Torture! But at the end, I’m sure they appreciate the dish even more ;)

    • Erin Clarke — September 15th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

      Marie, you totally made me laugh with this comment! I have finally gotten better with trying to make the food ahead (so we can eat on schedule-ish), but I still make Ben eat all of the “ugly cookies” so I can photograph the pretty ones instead, lol.

  66. Kimberly @ — September 17, 2013 @ 11:34 pm (#)

    So much fun to read, Erin! And I totally forgot – YES, “which picture looks better?”!!!! I know I must drive my husband nuts with those! He regularly gets emails from me while he’s at work with pictures attached. Oh, the things our hubbies endure! ;)

  67. Tiffany — September 18, 2013 @ 12:21 am (#)

    You and Ben are so cute! How sweet that he is so supportive. And this dish looks fantastic–tasty, healthy and easy is always the best combo. :)

    • Erin Clarke — September 19th, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

      You are so sweet! Thanks Tiffany :-)

  68. Jennifer Stott — September 18, 2013 @ 2:28 pm (#)

    I heart Thai peanut sauce! Now that I’ve seen this, I’ll probably be craving it all week.

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  71. laurasmess — October 6, 2013 @ 7:02 pm (#)

    I wish I knew about the appreciation posts sooner, I would’ve joined in the warm fuzzies!!! Ah, blogger husbands are the best sort of men. Continually patient, encouraging and long-suffering in the ‘wait whilst I take this photo’ department. Ben is awesome. Thanks for sharing his Q&A and the winning stir-fry recipe! xx

    • Erin Clarke — October 6th, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

      Thanks Laura! Our men definitely deserve a lot of credit!

  72. Sharon — October 29, 2013 @ 7:57 am (#)

    Great post! Nice to hear from the other half lol! This stir fry sounds like a winner for my hubby!

    • Erin Clarke — October 29th, 2013 @ 9:34 am

      Thanks so much Sharon! Ben and I had a lot of fun with the interview, and I bet your hubby would love this stir fry too!

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  75. Liz — November 25, 2013 @ 11:43 am (#)

    Thank you, Erin for the nice, but lengthy recipe. You 2 are so cute together. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    • Erin Clarke — November 25th, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

      lol Liz–it IS lengthy isn’t it? Though the sauce has a lot of ingredients, they stir together quickly and the resulting flavor is totally worth it! Thanks so much for your kind words about Ben and me too. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with blessings and those you love!

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  82. Alyson — March 24, 2014 @ 1:52 pm (#)

    Stumbled upon this recipe last night and made it. So good. One of our new favorited for sure.

    • Erin Clarke — March 24th, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

      Alyson, this makes my day! This recipe is one of our absolute favorites, and I’m so happy you enjoyed it too. Thanks for trying it and for taking time to share your comment. Have a great day!

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  84. marie — September 2, 2014 @ 4:54 pm (#)

    DELISH! Loved this sauce! Thanks for sharing, moved from my “recipes to try” board to “made it, loved it” Will be repeating soon, probably in larger quantities so I can freeze it :-)

    • Erin Clarke — September 2nd, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

      Marie, this makes me so happy! I’m honored to have a space on your “made it, loved it” board. I always mean to make extra too, but we eat the leftovers so quickly, none have made it to our freezer yet. Thanks for the inspiration. Maybe I will do a triple batch :-)

  85. enjoyeverybite — October 14, 2014 @ 11:36 am (#)

    Such a cute post! We LOVE peanut pasta dishes at our house! Can’t wait to try this one! Pinning it now!

    • Erin Clarke — October 14th, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

      Thank you so much! This was one of my favorite posts to write. I hope you and your family love the recipe!

  86. Jessica — December 3, 2014 @ 6:02 pm (#)

    Thank you for the recipe. I made it today for lunch but used tofu instead of chicken. It tasted ah-mazing, like a real Thai restaurant. Yum!!

    • Erin Clarke — December 3rd, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

      I’m so excited to hear that Jessica! Thanks so much for trying the recipe and letting me know. PS. I love making this with tofu too!

  87. Primrose — December 11, 2014 @ 6:21 pm (#)

    This is so amazingly delicious. I had some leftover sauce in the bowl and I licked it clean. Definitely deserving of a proposal

    • Erin | The Law Student's Wife — December 11th, 2014 @ 9:59 pm

      Hooray! It is one of our favorites too :) Thanks so much for trying the recipe and letting me know how it turned out!

  88. sweetphi — January 3, 2015 @ 9:17 pm (#)

    Absolutely LOVE this post Erin! Not only the sweet appreciation to Ben, but the recipe! OMG does this sound amazing, can’t wait to make it this week :)

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  91. Taylor — January 26, 2015 @ 1:50 pm (#)

    I realize this is an older post, but soy sauce is actually borderline on whether or not it is gluten free. Depending on how it is fermented. Those with allergies or celiacs might want to use caution.

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  93. Liz — May 31, 2015 @ 1:52 pm (#)

    What kind of peanut butter do you use? All natural such as Brad’s unsalted/unsweetened? Or a typical brand such as skippy?

    • Erin@WellPlated — May 31st, 2015 @ 4:03 pm

      Hi Liz! I usually use Jif natural, but I think that a 100% natural peanut butter would work too, as long as it is well stirred first.

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  96. Diane Turley — October 8, 2015 @ 5:55 pm (#)

    I love this recipe! A few notes from my mistakes/preferences … I don’t like fish sauce so I just added another tbsp of soy sauce. And I accidentally bought red chili paste instead of red curry paste, and it still tastes great either way.  Also, for future recipe posts that have a long intro, it’s nice to put a “skip to the recipe” link for folks that want to use this again and again without a lot of iPad scrolling. Thanks!!

    • Erin@WellPlated — October 9th, 2015 @ 8:50 am

      Hi Diane! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and sharing your thoughts. All great info :)  I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it. 

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