This summer, we are on a mission to connect our community, and what better way to do so than through food! We asked residents to share your favorite recipes with us, and you didn’t disappoint! We’ll be posting new recipes from your Fishers’ neighbors all this summer.

Our first Community Cookbook recipe is Sarah Whitely with her Peanut Butter Chicken

This recipe comes from her father-in-law, who has traveled all around the world in the military and has worked in kitchens. “This is one of our favorites that my husband’s family has passed down to us,” shared Sarah.


For cooking the chicken

  • 4 pounds chicken breast with bones and skin (or 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast)
  • 3 quarter-sized pieces of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Head of lettuce

For sauce

  • 5 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce (or liquid aminos)
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh green parsley
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, fill about halfway with water.
  2. Add ginger, salt and sugar.
  3. Bring to a boil and add chicken.
  4. Lower to a simmer just after adding chicken and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  5. Remove chicken and debone. Slice or pull into long thin stripes.

Now it’s time for the sauce!

  1. Mix peanut butter and oil together in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Once combined, stir in soy sauce, sugar and white vinegar.
  3. Wait for a smooth texture and the add seasonings (red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, minced green onion, and parsley.
  4. Prepare a bed of lettuce by thinly chopping.
  5. Place chicken strips on top of lettuce.
  6. Top chicken with peanut butter sauce and serve.

We hope you enjoyed your Fishers neighbors’ recipe. Want to submit your own recipe? Share your recipe!