Delicious Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe [+Video]

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I’m looking for something new. delicious chicken recipes? Look no further!this peanut butter chicken The dish is easy to make and full of flavor. Try it tonight!

i have something like this peanut sauce (Hello, Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken!) And thanks to my friend Kelly, it has become even bigger in my life! She makes the most amazing peanut chicken with this mango cucumber salsa on top. I may have to convince her to share her recipe on her blog because I can’t stop making her peanut butter sauce after eating her dinner at her house.

Therefore, this chicken recipes It’s completely different from hers. A fun little faux takeout that even the pickiest of eaters will love. Something like a peanut butter sandwich, or maybe not. I mean, chicken, but you know what I mean.

Photo of saucy peanut butter chicken topped with chopped peanuts, broccoli, red onion slices and red pepper slices

Introduction: Why we recommend this recipe

Peanut chicken is Perfect for busy weeknights Because you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

of peanut sauce It’s to die for! The taste is addictive!

peanut chicken is the best family friendly. The taste is familiar to children, but at the same time it has been elevated to a level that satisfies the taste buds of adults.

This recipe is perfect for those who: meal preparation. You can make chicken, portion it out in containers with rice or noodles, and have it for lunch or dinner throughout the week.

Photo of a big white bowl filled with saucy peanut butter chicken and topped with chopped peanuts and cilantro.

peanut chicken ingredients

Sometimes, when I see a recipe that leans in the direction of Asian cuisine, I worry that the ingredients are random and hard to find. That’s not the case with this recipe! All the ingredients are easy to find, affordable, and pantry-friendly, so once you have it, you can keep it forever. Here’s what you need:

for the chicken

  • Chicken thigh: Boneless, skinless
  • soy sauce: Low sodium
  • canola oil: Or olive oil is also effective
  • garlic:Fresh and finely chopped
  • Ginger: Fresh is preferable
A photo of a large bowl full of raw chicken thighs and a small bowl of soy sauce next to it.

for source

  • peanut butter: Best results were obtained with natural pb
    • Pro tip: If you have a peanut allergy, you can also use almond butter in this recipe.
  • seafood sauce: Rich, sweet and salty, found in supermarket soy sauce
  • crushed tomatoes:We love the Cento brand, but all brands are great.
  • chicken soup: Helps dilute the sauce while adding flavor
  • sesame oil: Gives dishes a distinctive Asian flavor
    • Pro tip: Do not use sesame oil when frying chicken. The flavor would be too strong. A small amount of sesame oil is best!
  • honey: Adds natural sweetness
  • white vinegar: Adds acidity and flavor.
  • ground cumin: Add flavor
  • ground coriander: Add flavor
  • red chili flakes: add slight heat
  • coriander: Freshly chopped for garnish
  • peanuts:Cut into pieces for decoration

All ingredient measurements are in the recipe card at the end of the post, so scroll down for details.

Photo of several small containers with different ingredients for peanut sauce

Step-by-step instructions

  1. preparation: Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and soak them in soy sauce while you make the peanut sauce.
  2. mix: Combine all sauce ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Cook: Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the chicken and fry until it forms a single layer.
  4. flip: Cook the chicken for a few minutes, turn it over, cook for a few more minutes, then add the garlic and ginger.
  5. pour: Add peanut butter sauce, simmer, and season with salt.
    • Pro tip: If you have time, simmer the chicken on the lowest heat setting for about 2 hours. The chicken will be very tender and even more delicious!
  6. serve: Add chopped peanuts and chopped coriander and serve over rice or noodles.

All detailed instructions are in the recipe card at the end of this post. You can also print and save recipes.

How to make peanut butter chicken video

A photo of a bowl full of chunks of uncooked chicken thighs marinated in soy sauce.

peanut butter health benefits

Peanut butter has many health benefits. Helps maintain good cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease. Not only is peanut butter an excellent source of plant-based protein, it also contains omega-6 fatty acids and many important nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium, and vitamin B6.

What kind of peanut butter should I use?

We prefer to use natural products. Because then you’ll be getting mostly crushed peanuts. Natural peanut butter may contain salt, but you can also buy it unsalted. Pay attention to food labels for the ingredients of the products you buy. If you get regular peanut butter, you’re likely to get some other additional ingredients, such as sugar and oil.

A large frying pan filled with chunks of chicken simmered in a rich peanut butter sauce topped with fresh cilantro and chopped peanuts.

Can I use chicken breast instead?

that’s right! I found that thicker thighs had better flavor, but you can definitely use chicken breast instead. Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and follow the same instructions in the recipe card.

what to eat with peanut butter chicken

Like most main dishes in Asian cuisine, we love serving this chicken dish over plain white rice. It’s also delicious served over brown rice. There’s nothing easy or special about it!

It also goes great with rice noodles such as One Pan Asian Shrimp Noodles! If you don’t have rice noodles, you can also use angel hair pasta or spaghetti. You can also use udon noodles, yakisoba, or even zoodles to make it low-carb.

Vegetables always make a great side dish, like the simple broccoli salad in these images. Sauteed snap peas and grilled asparagus are also delicious! Asian cucumber salad is also a great option.

This photo shows a large bowl full of peanut butter chicken, served with broccoli salad and topped with peanuts and cilantro.

chicken satay sauce

This is not strictly speaking chicken satay sauce. Satay sauce is made with coconut milk and fewer spices, but is very similar to peanut butter sauce.

Can this recipe be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker?

This recipe actually uses the stove. The caramelization of the chicken brings all the flavor and is best completed on the stovetop. If you’re stuck and need to use a different cooking method, try Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken or Instant Pot Honey Chicken.

storage tips

shop Store peanut butter chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last for 4-5 days.

This chicken too To freeze Really well. Once completely cooled, place in a freezer-safe container. Can be stored for up to 3 months.

to reheating Peanut butter chicken can be made in the microwave or on the stovetop. If I have the time, I prefer to use the stovetop, especially if I’m heating multiple batches. If I’m the only one warming it up for lunch, I’ll put it in the microwave.

Photo of peanut butter chicken and broccoli salad topped with cilantro and chopped peanuts

Stop eating Chinese takeout and start cooking instead. peanut butter chicken at home!This recipe is easy and family friendly make it great weeknight meal!everyone needs something new chicken dinner recipe In their rotation!

More easy Asian chicken recipes to try:

Quantity: 8

Preparation time: Ten minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

total time: twenty five minutes

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  • Cut the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Add soy sauce and mix until completely incorporated. Reserve some oil, garlic, and ginger for the chicken.

    8 chicken thighs, 3 tablespoons low-salt soy sauce

  • Set the chicken aside while you make the sauce.

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all peanut butter sauce ingredients.

    1/2 cup natural peanut butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, 15 oz can crushed tomatoes, 1 cup chicken stock, 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 teaspoons white vinegar, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, A pinch of red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick pot over medium-high heat. Pour the chicken into the pot (be careful as it will splatter) and move the chicken around so it is in a layer.

    1 tablespoon canola oil

  • Cook undisturbed for 5 minutes, then flip the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.

    3 cloves of garlic, 2 teaspoons ginger

  • Pour the peanut butter sauce into the pot and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and serve over rice with some chopped coriander and chopped peanuts.Served with Asian cucumber salad.

    coriander, peanuts

Provided by: 1cupcalorie: 421kcalcarbohydrates: 17gprotein: twenty threegfat: 29gSaturated fat: 7gPolyunsaturated fats: 7gMonounsaturated fats: 13gTrans fat: 0.1gcholesterol: 111mgsodium: 566mgpotassium: 355mgfiber: 1gsugar: 9gVitamin A: 89IUVitamin C: 0.4mgcalcium: 26mgiron: 1mg

author: sweet basil

course: 50+ Best Easy Asian Recipes, Mom’s Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes, 500+ Family Dinner Recipe Ideas

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