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Quick & Easy to Make Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

This great recipe for Peanut Butter Chicken is a delicious meal! Serve this flavorful dish over some steamed rice and vegetables for a complete meal.

This easy peanut butter chicken recipe is a delicious dinner recipe that I make quite often. Years ago, my husband was the only one who ate it. Now that my kids are older, they love it too! I love having a recipe on hand that the whole family enjoys.

The best part about this recipe? It’s easy and quick it is to get a meal on the table to create a dish with the best flavors using simple ingredients – from the pan to the plate in just twenty minutes.

That makes it the perfect weeknight meal, an easy recipe with little effort and a quick prep time.

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What most people love about this dish is that it is like a flavor bomb thanks to the rich peanut sauce. It really is such a great sauce.

peanut butter chicken

This is like a Thai Peanut Chicken recipe. We just started really enjoying more Thai food and recipes with Thai flavors.

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See Also: Easy Recipes Using Peanut Butter | Peanut Butter Brownies | Thai Cucumber Salad | Brown Rice Recipe

How to Make Our Easy Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp of creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
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Directions

Just simply dice up the raw chicken into bite size pieces.

In a large skillet, brown the chicken pieces over medium-high heat over a few tbsp oil or sesame oil.

While the chicken is cooking, make your easy peanut sauce in a large bowl, whisk together the peanut sauce ingredients: soy sauce, creamy peanut butter, brown sugar, olive oil, ground ginger and white vinegar. 

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As the chicken simmers after a couple minutes of cooking, the sauce will thicken. 

Top your dish with fresh cilantro or green onions.

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Just choose a delicious side dish to round out the meal. For example, veggies of your choice such as: broccoli, Green Beans, Cabbage, Snow Peas, Snap Peas, Thai Cucumber Salad, collard greens or other crisp veggies. The peanut butter sauce is just delicious over some white rice, jasmine rice, brown rice, cauliflower rice or rice noodles.

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Substitutions for Peanut Sauce Chicken

  • For the peanut butter, you can use cashew butter, natural peanut butter or almond butter.
  • You can swap out the soy sauce for coconut aminos.
  • It’s really up to your personal preference, but you can also cook the chicken with diced red bell pepper or bell peppers, lots of garlic or garlic powder, red curry paste, red pepper flakes or a squeeze of lime juice.
  • In the summer, we enjoy making grilled peanut butter chicken using the BBQ.
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Because this crispy peanut butter chicken ends up being on the heavy side, it does usually leave some leftovers. Good news is that this peanut butter chicken recipe is great as leftovers the next day.

You can even warm it up in the microwave or reheat in a pan over low heat. Just refrigerate your healthy dinner in an airtight container.

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What other quick and easy meals do you like to cook for your family? Happy Cooking!

peanut butter chicken
peanut butter chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This great recipe for Peanut Butter Chicken is a delicious meal! Serve this flavorful dish over some steamed rice and vegetables for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Dice chicken. 
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a sauté pan. Brown chicken. 
  3. While the chicken is cooking, make your peanut sauce: whisk together soy sauce, creamy peanut butter, brown sugar, remaining olive oil, ground ginger and white vinegar.
  4. When chicken is browned, stir in sauce and cook until chicken is cooked through and sauce is warm. 
  5. Serve Peanut Butter Chicken over white rice. 

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Aim

Sunday 31st of July 2022

What kind of oil do you need for this meal?! Olive oil or Vegetable oil?! Thank you so much for your help!!

momma lew

Monday 1st of August 2022

I use olive.

guitar gil

Saturday 30th of July 2022

make this chicken but bake it on shish kabob sticks and serve with a plum sauce ...we call it pb&j chicken

Gem

Friday 22nd of July 2022

This is quite yummy, but the amount of ginger is a little too much for me. I also strongly recommend using low sodium soy sauce, or it gets to be wayyy too salty. Great with broccoli and white rice (I make my rice with chicken stock and butter for extra flavor)

Dawn

Thursday 10th of June 2021

I did make the recipe & used coconut oil. We liked it a lot & will definitely make it again. Thank you

momma lew

Friday 11th of June 2021

yes! I used to do that when I first started making this recipe years ago.

Amy waring

Thursday 15th of April 2021

My family and I don't like chicken breast I wonder if it would be good with chicken thighs, I may have to try it

momma lew

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Yes absolutely! I make it with thighs all the time!

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