Thai Peanut Chicken

Thai Peanut Chicken


"This is a very tasty Asian-inspired dish made with chicken and broccoli in a spicy peanut sauce. If you like it mild, use less cayenne, like it spicy, use more. If you're salt conscious, use low sodium soy sauce."


40 m servings 360 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 21 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 410 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the rice and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or wok over high heat. Add chicken, garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring constantly, until chicken is golden on the outside, about 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, and add green onion, broccoli, peanuts, and the peanut butter mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until broccoli is tender, and chicken is cooked through. Serve over rice.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 460 Ratings


This is so delicious, and very fast & healthy to boot! I followed the suggestions of previous reviewers and doubled the sauce, added pea pods to the mix, and also scaled the cayenne back a bit ...

I thought this recipe was pretty good, but it tasted more like "Ginger Chicken" to me rather than "Peanut Chicken". I think next time I would cut back on the ginger and double the sacue. The a...

This recipe was really okay. I doubled the sauce like others suggested, but still okay is probably the only word I can use for it. I didn't find the garlic or ginger over powered the peanut bu...

this is a very tasty (although not particulary authentic) dish. one thing: next time i'm going to halve the garlic. 3 tbsps was a little overwhelming.

Definitely not Thai, but tasted nice nonetheless. Hubby said he could smell it at the door. One thing though, cooking time indicated might be too long. If you like your chicken tender, do not...

This recipe was wonderful! As with so many of the others, I doubled the sauce because I like the extra "gravy". The cayenne is just right...spicy heat without being overbearing. This is also ...

Delicious! I had been looking for something that I could make quickly with what I had left in the house, and this was a wonderful selection. I did substitute a few things (liquid aminos for soy ...

Excellent recipe! I doubled the sauce and added a rounded tablespoon of sugar to it to sweeten it up. I also used 1 tsp of powdered ginger instead of fresh. The sauce has a very strong flavor...

I am happy to have this recipe - we loved it. Next time I will make double sauce. I used salted peanuts and they were great.