Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken is one of the easiest dinners ever bursting with intoxicating Thai flavors made with pantry friendly ingredients and on your table in 20 minutes (aka chicken satay skillet)!

This easy Peanut Butter Chicken recipe is a QUICK one-skillet dinner that’s huge on flavor, low on effort and belongs in your easy weeknight dinner arsenal. It’s loaded with tender, juicy chicken swimming in the most intoxicating, lusciously creamy, wonderfully fragrant, comforting peanut sauce infused with garlic, ginger, basil, lime juice and coconut milk.  This Peanut Sauce Chicken also earns major points because it’s made with 100% pantry friendly ingredients – even the aromatics are powders!  You can enjoy this Peanut Butter Chicken plain or add in any desired veggies you have on hand.  Serve Peanut Butter Chicken over rice, cauliflower rice, zoodles, sweet potatoes, etc. loaded with contrasting mangos or pineapple and let your eyes roll back with each sublimely satisfying bite.  

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THAI PEANUT CHICKEN

Peanut Butter Chicken = chicken satay + peanut sauce all in one skillet!

People often ask me what my favorite type of food is.  Although I LOVE so many cuisines, my answer is always Thai food.  The layers of complex flavors create an adept balance of savory, salty, sweet and sour in every bite. I’m a fan.  HUGE fan. In fact, we have celebrated every major event at a Thai restaurant from my college graduation, to our wedding engagement to lung transplant anniversaries. 

As a fan, I love creating Thai food at home from  Red Curry ChickenChicken Pad ThaiPanang Curry, Green Curry, Yellow CurryThai Chicken Noodle Soup, Coconut Curry and Tom Kha Gai, just to name a few, but perhaps my most favorite of all is Chicken Satay!

And of course, Chicken Satay is all about the creamy peanut sauce exploding with layers of complex, multi-dimensional flavor – don’t you just want to inhale the sauce?!  And now you can!  This Peanut Sauce Chicken is everything you love about peanut butter in all its nutty, luscious glory and Thai food infused with ginger, garlic, coconut and lime. The resulting Peanut Butter Chicken is creamy, tangy, salty, savory and as spicy as you like it. It is LIFE.

I love peanut sauce so much I’ve used it in chicken lettuce wrapsskillet chicken thighs, Thai chicken pizza,  pineapple chicken satay and chicken stir fries but now it’s time for the EASIEST version of peanut sauce – this wickedly addicting, intoxicatingly creamy Peanut Butter Chicken!  Every since I used in my Thai Chicken Tacos six years ago, I’ve been wanting adapt it to a skillet version – and this Thai Peanut Chicken was worth the wait!

To make this Peanut Butter Chicken, bite size pieces of chicken are coated in ground ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander and turmeric, then browned in a skillet.  At this point, you can add any veggies your heart desires.  Next, a simple sauce of coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, Asian chili sauce and basil is added.  Then prepare to fall in love!

REASONS TO LOVE THAI PEANUT CHICKEN:

  • Family friendly:  everyone LOVES peanut butter!  Please the kiddos with family friendly peanut butter and please the adults with the multi-dimensional, hypnotic sauce.
  • QUICK and easy:  chop your chicken and toss in seasonings, whisk your sauce together and cook! 
  • Simple ingredients:  this Thai Peanut Chicken uses pantry staples so you can make it any time – you probably have everything you need right now!
  • Customizable:  add veggies, add more or less heat, add or top with fruit such as pineapple or mangos, and serve over anything your heart desires – or your pantry allows.  You can even create Peanut Chicken Bowls or serve in tacos with mango salsa or pineapple salsa.
  • FLAVOR!  the chicken is first seasoned to perfection with hand-picked seasonings then simmered in the sauce so it soaks up the symphony of flavor before the crowning creamy, nutty, addition of peanut butter.
side view of peanut sauce chicken in a skillet showing how to garnish with cilantro, red chilis and lime juice

INGREDIENTS FOR PEANUT SAUCE CHICKEN

The ingredients for Peanut Sauce Chicken should be pantry staples if you do much Asian cooking. If not, they can easily be found at your grocery store. The list might seem lengthy, but all the ingredients are just whisked together – easy, peasy!

FOR THE CHICKEN: 

You can use either chicken thighs or chicken breasts for this Peanut Butter Chicken but I suggest chicken thighs for the juiciest results.

  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs: are dark meat and therefore inherently juicier and hard to overcook. Thighs are the best option for maximum flavor and tenderness.
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts:  are leaner than chicken thighs but still will work, the only problem is I find the flavor remains on the outside of the breasts.  If you really want flavorful chicken breasts, season the chicken as instructed then add ⅓ cup of the sauce to the chicken and let marinate 30 minutes or so at room temperature.  When ready to cook, simply dump the chicken with the marinade and all the sauce into the skillet and cook through.
  • Rotisserie chicken and leftover chicken: to use leftover chicken, add the chicken rub seasonings directly to the sauce and simmer the sauce until thickened.  Sir in peanut butter, followed by chicken and warm through. 

FOR THE PEANUT SAUCE: 

The star of this Thai Peanut Chicken is undoubtably the peanut sauce.  Thai food is all about the balance of sweet, savory, salty and sour and this sauce is perfection.  You will need:

  • peanut butter:  adds a nutty earthiness and creaminess that marries all the ingredients together. You can use smooth OR crunchy peanut butter.
  • coconut milk: if you want to instantly elevate your Thai food, use Chaokoh coconut milk – my absolute favorite brand (Not a paid endorsement)!  I love it so much that when my grocery store stopped carrying it, I started purchasing it on Amazon.  Chaokoh is creamier than any other brand I’ve tried by FAR and therefore results in the most lusciously creamy, comforting sauces ever
  • soy sauce:  grounds the sauce.  Please use low sodium soy sauce so your sauce isn’t too salty. 
  • brown sugar:  adds sweetness to balance the soy, lime juice and fish sauce. You may need more or less brown sugar depending on your personal preferences and your brand of peanut butter.
  • fish sauce: I promise fish sauce will not be detectable or make your Peanut Butter Chicken taste fishy!  It simply adds the balance of savory and salty flavor.  You may substitute fish sauce with soy sauce if you don’t keep it stocked – but you will want to pick some up if you plan on doing more Thai cooking in the future. 
  • lime juice: you may use fresh or bottled lime juice but go fresh if you can. I will freeze lime juice in cubes so I always have some on hand.
  • garlic:  most of the seasonings are used as a rub and added to the chicken directly before it is seared, so all you need are powders! Use more or less garlic powder depending on your garlic love or you can stir in more garlic powder into the sauce at the end of cooking.
  • ginger: adds a warm spicy, almost pepper taste.
  • ground coriander: adds a toasty, lemony citrus flavor that I use to mimic lemongrass.
  • turmeric: adds gingery, punchy, earthy undertones.
  • basil:  dried basil is added to the sauce and not to the chicken so it doesn’t burn when browning the chicken.  Basil adds a layer of savory, peppery and slightly minty flavor. I used dried basil for convenience but you are welcome to use fresh, chopped basil (about ¼ cup) and add it the last few minutes of cooking.  
  • Asian chili sauce:  adds a little heat and rounds out the flavors.  You can customize the spice level by adding additional chili sauce to taste. If you aren’t sure how much to add, you can start with less then stir in more at the end if needed. If your Peanut Chicken is missing something, it is probably heat/
  • cornstarch:  is my secret to gorgeously thick Peanut Butter Chicken.  While cornstarch definitely isn’t authentic to curry, it is a fabulous trick I’ve discovered and use in all of my curry recipes to create a creamier sauce – it will BLOW YOUR MIND how creamy it gets! 
showing what to serve with Thai peanut chicken by showing chicken in a bowl over rice with garnish bowls of chili sauce, peanuts, limes

WHAT Peanut Butter is BEST?

While natural peanut butter has a stronger peanut flavor, commercial peanut butter such as Jif or Skippy contain sugar and other additives that add more flavor and create a creamier, more cohesive sauce.

Due to the differences in peanut butter consistency and flavor, you may need more or less to taste.

DO YOU HAVE TO USE FULL-FAT COCONUT MILK? 

I HIGHLY recommend full fat coconut milk if you would like delightfully creamy, flavorful Peanut Butter Chicken. Light coconut milk simply isn’t as thick or flavorful so you’re missing out on both flavor and texture.  If you do use light coconut milk, I suggest adding an additional ½ tablespoon cornstarch to help thicken it up.

IS PEANUT CHICKEN GLUTEN FREE?

This Thai Peanut Chicken is not gluten free as written due to the soy sauce. You can easily make it gluten free by substituting the soy with tamari or gluten free soy sauce. Also, double check that your peanut butter is gluten free.

IS PEANUT SAUCE CHICKEN DAIRY FREE?

Yes! The Peanut Butter Chicken is dairy free.

CAN I ADD VEGETABLES TO PEANUT SAUCE CHICKEN?

Absolutely! This Peanut Butter Chicken is luxuriously saucy so there is plenty of sauce to accommodate vegetables. That being said, I prefer stir-frying veggies on the side so they remain contrastingly fresh and don’t get lost in the sauce.

HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER CHICKEN

This Thai Peanut Butter Chicken comes together in minutes!  Here’s how to make it:

  • Season chicken.  Add chicken seasonings to a large bowl and whisk to combine; add chicken and stir to evenly coat; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients together; set aside.
  • Cook chicken.  Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot and rippling. Add chicken and cook until opaque.  Browning the chicken that’s coated in spices blooms the spices and unlocks the flavor.  
showing how to make peanut butter chicken by browning chicken tossed in seasonings in a skillet
  • Simmer sauce. Add Sauce and simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thickened, 3-5 minutes.
showing how to make peanut butter chicken by simmering until thickened
  • Add peanut butter.  Stir in peanut butter until melted.
showing how to make peanut butter chicken by stirring in peanut butter
  • Garnish!  Taste and season with additional chili sauce or lime juice.  Garnish with plenty of cilantro and crushed peanuts and serve with refreshing fruit such as mango or pineapple.
up close of a spoonful peanut sauce chicken showing how creamy it is

HOW DO I THICKEN PEANUT SAUCE?

The cornstarch in the peanut butter sauce will thicken the sauce as it simmers; the peanut butter will also thicken the sauce.  If you still would like an even thicker sauce, make a slurry by whisking 1 teaspoon cornstarch in 2 tablespoons water then adding to the simmering sauce.  Repeat this as step as desired.

HOW DO I THIN PEANUT SAUCE?

The peanut butter sauce will thicken more the longer it is simmers. If it simmers to the point of too thick, don’t worry! It is easy to thin by whisking in additional coconut milk or water. 

PEANUT SAUCE CHICKEN VARIATIONS

You can customize the Peanut Butter Chicken to suit your personal tastes. You can can make it spicier, sweeter, savorier, tangier, less tangy, etc.  Here’s how:

  • For sweeter: Add more brown sugar
  • For saltier: Add more fish sauce or soy sauce
  • For tangier:  Add more lime juice
  • For spicier: Add chili sauce
  • For thinner: Add coconut milk or water
  • For thicker:  Add a cornstarch slurry

TIPS for best Thai peanut chicken

This Peanut Butter Sauce Chicken is pretty straightforward but here is a summary of helpful tips:

  • Don’t overcook chicken.  For the juiciest chicken, don’t overcook!  Brown it in the skillet but let it finish cooking in the sauce.
  • Use chicken thighs.  Are juicier and more flavorful than chicken thighs. If you use chicken breasts, marinate per tips in post. 
  • Use commercial peanut butter.  While natural peanut butter has a stronger peanut flavor, commercial peanut butter such as Jif or Skippy contain sugar and other additives that add more flavor and create a creamier, more cohesive sauce.
  • Add peanut butter to taste.  You can use 1/3-½ cup peanut butter depending on your personal preference.  

CAN I PREP THAI PEANUT CHICKEN IN ADVANCE?

Yes!  While this Thai Peanut Chicken doesn’t require much prep, you can still prep everything in advance so your dinner can come together in minutes.

  • Prep chicken:  trim chicken thighs and chop into large bite size pieces. Toss with seasonings and store in an airtight container.
  • Sauce: whisk the sauce ingredients together (aside from peanut butter) and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in advance.  Make sure to whisk the sauce again before using.
  • Within the next 48 hours, proceed with the Peanut Butter Chicken recipe without any of the prep!
top view of a bowl of Thai Peanut Chicken showing how to garnish with crushed peanuts and cilantro

CAN I MAKE PEANUT CHICKEN AHEAD OF TIME?

Absolutely! This Peanut Chicken tastes even better the next day as the flavors have time to build and meld which makes it fabulous for make ahead dinners, meal prep or on-the-go lunches.

MEAL PREP

For meal prep lunches, simply divide Peanut Butter Chicken between desired number of airtight containers, top with rice and cover and refrigerate until ready to use. I like to put the rice on top so it doesn’t get wet.  You can also add stir-fried vegetables with the rice or top with a separate bag or airtight container with fresh mangos or pineapple.

HOW TO STORE PEANUT SAUCE CHICKEN

This Peanut Butter Chicken makes exceptional leftovers and reheats wonderfully for lunches or dinners.

  • How to store:  Peanut Sauce Chicken should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  When stored properly, it is good for up to five days.
  • Microwave: transfer a portion to a microwave safe dish, heat for one minute, stir then continue to heat at 30 second intervals. 
  • Stove: For larger portions, rewarm gently in a large skillet, stirring often. You may need to add additional coconut milk or water to thin. You can microwave the rice as you’re warming the Peanut Butter Chicken on the stove.

WHAT DO YOU EAT WITH peanut sauce CHICKEN?

This Peanut Butter Chicken is fabulous served with rice to soak up the flavorful, creamy sauce and for a neutral textural component. You can keep the veggies simple with stir-fried veggies or roasted veggies. I also LOVE and highly encourage you to serve Peanut Sauce Chicken with either chopped mangos or pineapple. The bright, refreshing fruit cuts through the rich, creamy, savory, salty chicken.

RICE/NOODLE OPTIONS:

  • Rice. I prefer jasmine rice or brown rice but any rice will work.  Just pop the rice in your rice cooker for a hands off, easy side. You can also use microwave rice pouches if you’re making a serving for one or meal prep.  Pineapple Rice is also fabulous!
  • Noodles.  Rice vermicelli, ramen, soba noodles, rice noodles or even linguine are a fun way to mix things up! 
  • Low carb.  Cauliflower rice, quinoa, broccoli rice or a blend of brown rice and any of the aforementioned options.  You can also use low carb noodles such as zoodles or spaghetti squash.

FRUIT AND VEGGIES:

Appetizers

CAN I FREEZE THAI PEANUT CHICKEN?

Yes!  This Thai Peanut Chicken freezes very well: 

  • Let the Peanut Butter Chicken cool.
  • Transfer it to an airtight container or plastic freezer bag and squeeze out any excess air.
  • Label and freeze for 2 to 3 months. 
  • Defrost in the refrigerator before using.

HELPFUL TOOLS TO MAKE Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

  • Cast iron skillet:  A quality cast iron skillet is a must in your cooking arsenal!   It is perfect for searing and creating a deeply golden exterior on everything from roast, to pork to chicken and seamlessly transitions from the stove to the oven. I love my super high quality Staub and Le Creuset.   You can also go with a more economical, trusty skillet like this one which  also works very well.
  • Quality Knives: a chef’s knife will be your most used kitchen tool by far!  Quality knives make prep time much quicker and are important for safety as well.  If you’re concerned about moola, please remember that your best chef knives, depending on how hard you use them and how well you take care of them, can easily last 25 years or more. I love my Wusthof but there are hundreds of less expensive knives with great reviews such as this one.
  • Cutting Board:  I use my big solid cutting board daily so it’s worth the investment.  This extra-large cutting board allows you to prep all your veggies on one surface and the bamboo is easier on knives than plastic.

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Peanut Butter Chicken

This easy Peanut Butter Chicken recipe is a QUICK one-skillet dinner that’s huge on flavor, low on effort and belongs in your easy weeknight dinner arsenal. It’s loaded with tender, juicy chicken swimming in the most intoxicating, lusciously creamy, wonderfully fragrant, comforting peanut sauce infused with garlic, ginger, basil, lime juice and coconut milk. This Peanut Sauce Chicken also earns major points because it’s made with 100% pantry friendly ingredients – even the aromatics are powders! You can enjoy this Peanut Butter Chicken plain or add in any desired veggies you have on hand. Serve Peanut Butter Chicken over rice, cauliflower rice, zoodles, sweet potatoes, etc. loaded with contrasting mangos or pineapple and let your eyes roll back with each sublimely satisfying bite.
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

CHICKEN

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless thighs chopped into 1 1/2-2” pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp EACH ground coriander, turmeric powder, pepper

SAUCE

ADD LATER

  • 1/3 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • crushed peanuts
  • cilantro
  • chopped mango or pineapple

Instructions

  • Add chicken seasonings to a large bowl and whisk to combine; add chicken and stir to evenly coat; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the Sauce ingredients together; set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot and rippling. Add chicken and cook until opaque (chicken will not be cooked through).
  • Add Sauce and simmer until chicken is cooked through and Sauce is thickened, 3-5 minutes. Stir in peanut butter until melted.
  • Taste and season with additional chili sauce or lime juice. Garnish with plenty of cilantro and crushed peanuts and serve with rice and refreshing fruit such as mango or pineapple.

Notes

TIPS and Tricks 

  • Coconut milkIf you want to instantly elevate your Thai food, use Chaokoh coconut milk – my absolute favorite brand (Not a paid endorsement)!   Chaokoh is creamier than any other brand I’ve tried by FAR and therefore results in the most lusciously creamy, comforting sauces ever
  • Full-fat coconut milk I recommend full fat coconut milk as light coconut milk simply isn’t as thick or flavorful so you’re missing out on both flavor and texture.  If you do use light coconut milk, I suggest adding an additional ½ tablespoon cornstarch to help thicken it up.
  • Don’t overcook chicken.  For the juiciest chicken, don’t overcook!  Brown it in the skillet but let it finish cooking in the sauce.
  • Use chicken thighs.  Are juicier and more flavorful than chicken thighs. If you use chicken breasts, marinate per tips in post. 
  • Use commercial peanut butter.  While natural peanut butter has a stronger peanut flavor, commercial peanut butter such as Jif or Skippy contain sugar and other additives that add more flavor and create a creamier, more cohesive sauce.
  • Add peanut butter to taste.  You can use 1/3-½ cup peanut butter depending on your personal preference.  
  • Serve with fruit.  I highly encourage you to serve Peanut Sauce Chicken with either chopped mangos or pineapple. The bright, refreshing fruit cuts through the rich, creamy, savory, salty chicken.
  • Prep ahead.  Chop the chicken and toss with seasonings and store in an airtight container.  Whisk the sauce ingredients together (aside from peanut butter) and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Make sure to whisk the sauce again before using.
  • Storage.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

HOW TO FREEZE

This Thai Peanut Chicken freezes very well: 
  • Let the Peanut Butter Chicken cool.
  • Transfer it to an airtight container or plastic freezer bag and squeeze out any excess air.
  • Label and freeze for 2 to 3 months. 
  • Defrost in the refrigerator before using.

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26 Comments

  1. Judy Houson says

    Because I don’t eat meat, do you think I could substitute shrimp?

    • Jen says

      Hi Judy, I’m honestly not sure how well shrimp would pair with the sauce but you can certainly try it! I would coat the shrimp with the seasonings, cook, then add back once the sauce is done. Please let me know if you try it!

  2. Jen says

    Oh Jen, THANK YOU for this!! I am craving satay lately and wanted a quick delicious dinner that didn’t need to require the grill. Trying this out this week, since my pantry staples include an arsenal of Asian!!

    • Jen says

      Yessss! I’m so pleased this Peanut Butter Chicken is just what you’ve been looking for, thanks Jen! I’m so excited for you to try it – SO easy and addicting!

  3. Mandy says

    Hi Jen!

    As always, I’m looking forward to this new recipe! I’ve told you before that you’ve brought so much life and flavor into this household, and that never ceases to be the case. You have incredible taste, and an ability to explain things so well. Not to mention the photos you take! It’s like I can taste it though my computer! I don’t know where I’d be without your blog. That being said, I’m wondering if you’ve ever considered publishing a hard copy cookbook. I know many of us that follow this blog would buy up a bunch of copies instantly for ourselves, friends and families. I don’t know what that process looks like, but if anyone could do it, it would be you. Anyway. Something to consider.

    A follower until the end,
    Mandy

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful, flattering comment Mandy! I’m honored how much my recipes mean to you! xo I have definitely thought about a cookbook but I don’t think it’s something I’ll ever pursue. I’l let you know if anything changes!

  4. Katrina says

    I made this last night and I thought it would be good, but it totally knocked my socks off. It was very welcome, too, because I’ve been seriously sick of cooking every. single. meal. every. single. day. during quarantine. It tasted like a restaurant meal and it was so, so fast. Thank you for another amazing recipe!

    • Jen says

      Yessss! Thank you so much for your awesome comment Katrina! I’m thrilled you found this Peanut Butter Chicken, quick, easy and restaurant quality!!!

  5. Michelle C B says

    OMG I made this for dinner tonight and it was SOOOOO good!!! This will be in regular rotation for sure! My husband even said it was delicious and one of his favorites!

    (BTW I made your Snickerdoodle bars yesterday and they are equally as yummy! I can’t stay away from them.

    • Jen says

      Yay! Thanks Angie, I’m so glad it’s going to be repeat favorite! And I hear ya about the snickerdoodle bars – one of our favs – I’m so pleased you enjoyed them!

  6. Angie Whitesell says

    This was delicious and easy. I just about licked the plate. Thanks. We will definitely make it again. Love your recipes. and website.

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Angie, I love hearing you’re enjoying my recipes and I’m so pleased this was “lick-the-plate delicious!

  7. Rose Beckham says

    Jen, you are a true alchemist of all things delicious! This dish is WOW and my daughter said the best dish I have ever cooked. From someone who used fish sauce for the first time in her life to producing this delicious, creamy, comforting, satay style dish is, well … miraculous. I cannot praise you enough and like a previous respondent, would buy copious copies of your cookbook (Please publish one) and hand them out on every street corner!

    • Jen says

      You are a gem Rose! Thanks for being such a supportive and enthusiastic reader! I love the visual of you handing out cookbooks on every corner xo I am thrilled you both loved this Peanut Butter Chicken so much and hopefully it has converted you to fish sauce ;).

  8. Dawn says

    Hi Jen

    I’ve made this once before and it’s fantastic! I have a quick question about the coconut milk. My husband picked up the ingredients for me and the coconut milk he got is more of a liquid. When I made it before I got it in a can and it was more like a paste. What are your thoughts on this, would either one be ok? I never buy coconut otherwise!
    Thanks for another yummy one 🙂

    Dawn

    • Jen says

      Hi Dawn, I’m so pleased you love this Peanut Butter Chicken! I’m assuming both products were coconut milk and just one was thicker than the other? If he purchased coconut milk it should definitely work great -you may just need to simmer longer to thicken.

  9. Tracey Parks says

    So delicious, thank you!

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome Tracey! I’m so pleased you loved it!

  10. Melanie says

    I made this for lunch today, but didn’t make anything to soak up the rest of the sauce (I was hungry and running on little sleep). I used 3 teaspoons of asian sweet chili sauce and could have used more. I might try chili garlic sauce (maybe that’s what you meant??) next time. But oh so good!!

    • Jen says

      Hi Melanie, I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Yes Asian chili sauce refers to a hot sauce like Asian garlic sauce and not sweet chili sauce – I’m glad it still turned out!

  11. Allison Martins says

    I recently discovered your website and found this recipe. My husband loves anything with peanut butter. My daughters and I made this for him for dinner on Father’s Day and it was a big hit. It will definitely be going into our rotation of quick dinners. Looking forward to trying some of your other recipes.

    • Jen says

      Welcome to my site Allison! I’m so pleased this peanut butter chicken was a hit – definitely perfect for a PB lover! I hope you have exploring my site and trying my recipes!

  12. Sipkje Dykstra says

    The peanut chicken was really wonderful, the whole family loved it. Tonight I made the coconut chicken and both kids and husband raved bout it. When I cook something different and the kids are asking, as soon as I say Carlsbad Cravings they go “smells good mom, when is it ready I’m hungry”

    • Jen says

      Thank you Sipkje for your awesome comment! I’m honored your family is loving my recipes!

  13. Lindy says

    I can’t get over how amazing this dish was! Hands down one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. I’m wondering – how would I go about adding potatoes, carrots and onions next time? It almost reminds me of curry and I’d love to add some veggies!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much for your awesome comment Lindy, I’m thrilled you loved it so much! I would steam cubed potatoes in a microwave safe bowl with a little water in the microwave for about 5 minutes or until tender; set aside. Remove the chicken after step 3 and sauté the carrots and onions until tender before adding the sauce. Add the potatoes and chicken to the skillet along with the sauce and continue with the recipe. I hope this helps!