Thai Peanut Chicken

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Hey all– Did you grow up on a regimen of lunchtime peanut butter sandwiches? They were pretty standard around our busy house for us 4 little kids.  (thanks Mom) I think that must be why I pretty much love an recipe involving peanuts, peanut butter, peanut sauce…  So when I saw a version of this recipe, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  And I wasn’t disappointed–so rich and peanutty with a just little spice!

THAI PEANUT CHICKEN
2 chicken breasts (no bones,no skin)
3 tab. olive oil
salt & freshly ground pepper
1 tab. Thai sweet chili sauce*
2 tab. soy sauce
2 tab. peanut butter
1 tsp. ground ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup peanuts
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped fine

Cut the chicken breasts horizontally the flat way, to produce 4 chicken fillets.  Heat the oil in skillet and then add in the chicken breasts.  Salt and pepper them a bit and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side until they are nicely browned and cooked through. Remove them from the pan.

Into that same skillet, mix in the Thai sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, peanut butter, ginger and garlic.  Stir it together on low heat.  Add in the water and bring it to a low simmer.  Stir in the peanuts and cilantro.  Then add the chicken back to the skillet to warm it and coat it with sauce.

Serve the chicken on a platter with brown rice (that’s what I did tonight), white rice, any whole grain or rice noodles…
We added a quick spinach, peach & pecan salad on the side.  Dinner!

*The recipe I worked from called for about five times that much Thai sweet chili sauce, so adjust it to your own heat preferences!!

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14 thoughts on “Thai Peanut Chicken

  1. This looks delicious, Rhonda! Thank you. 🙂 I love peanut sauce & would probably skip the spice (spice doesn’t do well for me). Pretty healthy too with the olive oil and also that salad seems lovely. Blessings.

  2. This looks so beautiful Rhonda, gorgeous rich colour and so much crunch from the peanuts. I loooove peanuts. Strangely enough, I was badly intolerant to them as a child (I had an allergic reaction, rash and swelling of my throat – not quite anaphylaxis but close enough!) but my mother ‘experimented’ on me (she is a child health nurse) by introducing regular trace amounts and monitoring me. Eventually I could eat a reasonable portion of peanut butter with only a minor rash! I feel lucky that she persisted as I’m now a pb fiend who would quite happily gobble up that chicken. Love the inclusion of the spices ❤

    • That’s a great story Laura– our son-in-law Brian is allergic to peanuts and I feel so sad for him when I’m enjoying a big dose of peanut something! From other things you’ve written and this too, it sounds like you have the most amazing mother!! Happy weekend ahead Laura–I’m sure you’ll be cooking up something delicious… xox

    • Hey there Becca! I do hope you like it– I’m pretty much a fam of anything with peanut sauce! –and am missing your posts lately. I know things can get crazy busy… Hope everything is OK with you. take care… xo

      • Hello! I do love peanut sauce… Yes things have been super busy here and I’ve rather got out of the blogging habit! It’s lovely to hear my ramblings are missed though, you’ve inspired me to get back on the bandwagon – watch this space! Hope all is well with you and yours xo

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