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Erin's Indonesian Chicken

Erin's Indonesian Chicken

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This is an all time favorite that has lasted me from grade school through adulthood. I've served it to just about everyone I know and have received nothing but rave reviews!

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 530 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.1g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 35.4 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 322 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Bring the rice and water to boil in a pot. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Place green beans in a pot fitted with a steamer basket over boiling water, and steam 10 minutes, or until tender but crisp.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet, and cook the chicken 5 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.
  4. Mix the chicken broth, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, chile paste, lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until slightly thickened. Mix in the green beans. Serve over rice. Garnish with green onions and peanuts.
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I was looking forward to this recipe because I love peanut sauces and fresh green beans but my family wasn't as excited. Once they got a couple of bites, they were sold and kept asking for more. I thought the chile paste might have been too strong for the kids but nobody minded and I thought it was just perfect for me. I even liked the way the rice was cooked on this recipe versus the way I would normally cook it. Next time, I'll probably make twice the rice and twice the sauce. Fantastic recipe!


Yum! We really like this dish. The recipe calls for low-sodium chicken broth and soy sauce and this is important or it turn out too salty.


This was fabulous and I will definitely be adding it to the rotation. I was a little leery about the peanut butter but it didn't taste like peanut butter at all. Just a really flavorful peanut sauce. I had some thin-cut pork chops on hand which I sliced into thin strips which worked great for this, instead of chicken. Also when I got home, the dogs had gotten into the cabinet and eaten the honey so I just added some sugar instead. I doubled the sauce (and I'm glad I did) because I'm always scared there won't be enough sauce. Oh, and I added some chopped fresh cilantro as a garnish which really added to it, making a nice fresh flavor. I'm trying to get my burgers-n-fries boyfriend to branch out and accept ethnic food, and he loved this! Awesome recipe!!!