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Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

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Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Chicken perfect for any weeknight meal! Serve this Peanut Butter Chicken recipe over some white rice for a complete meal.

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This Peanut Butter chicken has quickly landed a starring role in my dinner lineup!  Years ago, my husband was the only one who ate it. Now that my kids are older, they love it too!

I love how easy and quick it is! It reheats very well and is perfect over some simple and comforting white rice.

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My favorite part of this Peanut Butter Chicken recipe is that it is from the pan to the plate in just twenty minutes. That makes it the perfect weeknight meal!

Just choose a delicious side dish to round out the meal. 
I like to use chicken thighs because they are a little less dry than traditional chicken breasts. 

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How to Make Peanut Butter Chicken

Be sure to scroll down to get the printable recipe where I include ingredients and instructions! 

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Just simply dice up the chicken into bite size pieces.

In a heavy pan, brown the chicken.

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

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When the chicken is done browning, pour your sauce over the chicken.
 
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Coat the chicken with the sauce and simmer on low.
 
As the chicken simmers, the sauce will thicken. 
 
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The peanut butter sauce is just delicious over some sticky white rice.
 
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Because this meal ends up being on the heavy side, it does usually leave some leftovers.
 
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Good news is that this peanut butter chicken recipe is great as leftovers. You can even warm it up in the microwave or reheat in a pan. 
 
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What other quick and easy meals do you like to cook for your family?

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Peanut Butter Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Chicken perfect for any weeknight meal! Serve this Peanut Butter Chicken recipe over some white rice 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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Emmie

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Made sauce with veg oil didn't see olive oil in above story before putting sauce together. Still good. Will try olive oil next time!

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Roweida

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

I didn't have white vinegar, so I used apple cider vinegar instead. Still amazing and so easy! I loved it.

Kimberly Flickinger

Monday 6th of November 2017

I am definitely trying this recipe. My family loves chicken no matter how I make it.