Peanut Chicken

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This peanut chicken is a quick weeknight recipe that tastes amazing. Serve over rice or noodles for an easy family dinner.

This peanut chicken is a quick weeknight recipe that tastes amazing. Serve over rice or noodles for an easy family dinner.

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This peanut chicken is a quick weeknight recipe that tastes amazing. Serve over rice or noodles for an easy family dinner.

This peanut chicken is soooo tasty. There’s something about adding peanut butter to savoury dishes which I just love. Even people who don’t like peanut butter will like this dish I think.

The other great thing about this dish? It’s insanely quick and easy. I had this on the table (ok, on my lap in front of the TV) within half an hour. Plus you can definitely add loads more veg and use up whatever you have around to make it a super healthy dinner.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS PEANUT CHICKEN:

  • Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • Soy Sauce
  • Fish Sauce
  • Chilli Paste
  • Brown Sugar
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Coriander
  • Lime
  • Coconut Milk
  • Oil
  • Chicken Thighs
  • Red Pepper

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This peanut chicken is a quick weeknight recipe that tastes amazing. Serve over rice or noodles for an easy family dinner.

I’ve been making a few more quick dinners this week. Since Will’s already left for the States I’m trying to take the opportunity to spend the evenings putting together blog posts for the coming weeks so quick meals are a must.

Watch this space for them coming on the blog soon.

This peanut chicken is a quick weeknight recipe that tastes amazing. Serve over rice or noodles for an easy family dinner.

I’m hoping to be able to write a bit while I’m out there about all the food I’ll be eating, I’m sure you’re all as excited as I am…

Right, better go get a load of laundry on otherwise I’ll have no clean clothes for holiday!

This peanut chicken is a quick weeknight recipe that tastes amazing. Serve over rice or noodles for an easy family dinner.

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This peanut chicken is a quick weeknight recipe that tastes amazing. Serve over rice or noodles for an easy family dinner.

Peanut Chicken

This peanut chicken is a quick weeknight recipe that tastes amazing. Serve over rice or noodles for an easy family dinner.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 609kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 130 grams Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chilli Paste
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • piece Thumb sized of Ginger grated
  • Bunch of fresh Coriander chopped
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1 400 g tin Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 500 g Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs diced
  • 1 Red Pepper chopped
  • Chopped Coriander to serve

Instructions

  • Mix together the peanut butter, soy sauce, fish sauce, chilli paste, sugar, garlic, ginger, coriander, lime and coconut milk together in a large bowl. Leave to sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan (I used a wok) and then add the chicken and seal all over. Add the pepper and fry until softened.
  • Add the peanut sauce and heat through. Serve over your carb of choice with chopped coriander sprinkled on top.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 609 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 897mg37%
Potassium 828mg24%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 960IU19%
Vitamin C 39.7mg48%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Carina Simeon
    06/11/2016 at 5:31 AM

    Chicken, Peanuts and much more – how can I not like this? 🙂 Delicious, Amy – thank you.
    Have joined you today. Are you still on holiday?

    • Reply
      Amy
      06/11/2016 at 9:15 PM

      Thanks Carina, no I’m back now unfortunately!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    18/04/2017 at 12:39 PM

    This sounds wonderful! I love peanuts with fish sauce. Well I just love anything with fish sauce in it. And peanuts. This recipe looks absolutely delicious, I’ll have to give it a try!

    • Reply
      Amy
      19/04/2017 at 8:16 PM

      Couldn’t agree more, fish sauce is such an awesome ingredient!

  • Reply
    Emily
    25/08/2017 at 11:32 AM

    5 stars
    Mmm this sounds so tasty, I’ve never tried cooking with peanut butter in savoury dishes I’ll need to give it a go!

  • Reply
    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    25/08/2017 at 12:10 PM

    It’s been WAY too long since I’ve enjoyed peanut chicken, and it’s such a classic. Also love that you used crunchy peanut butter–must try that next time!

  • Reply
    Kate | Veggie Desserts
    25/08/2017 at 1:22 PM

    5 stars
    I have totally got on board with peanut sauce lately so yours sounds amazing!

  • Reply
    Christine
    25/08/2017 at 1:53 PM

    5 stars
    This dish looks delicious! What a great combination of flavors. Hope you have a great time on holiday!

  • Reply
    Cliona Keane
    25/08/2017 at 2:02 PM

    5 stars
    What’s not to love! This looks and sounds absolutely incredible!

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