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Peanut Butter Chicken

Posted: August 11

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Peanut Butter Chicken lets you skip waiting on Asian takeout and enjoy the sweet and salty flavors of savory chicken in a rich peanut sauce. That homemade sauce is truly the star of the show; it’s made of creamy peanut butter, meaty chicken stock, honey, and spices for an incredible edible experience. This sauce elevates the chicken to an unmatched level of flavor and juiciness! Pair this delicious Peanut Butter Chicken with steamed broccoli and rice for a delicious and filling meal.


For the sauce:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomato
1 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
pepper flakes, to taste
For the chicken:
8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oil, neutral-flavored
1/2 medium onion, finely minced
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
sea salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
cilantro, optional, minced, to serve


Step 1

Whisk together the peanut butter, crushed tomato, chicken stock, honey, cumin, coriander, and pepper flakes in a medium bowl.

Step 2

Cut the chicken into small pieces and place them in a large bowl.

Step 3

Add the soy sauce and mix.

Step 4

Heat the oil in a large, non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

Step 5

Carefully place the chicken and soy sauce in the pan. Move the chicken around into a single layer.

Step 6

Allow the chicken to cook undisturbed for 5 minutes, then turn the chicken over.

Step 7

Let it cook on the other side for 5 minutes. The chicken should be cooked through, reading 165 degrees F when tested with a meat thermometer.

Step 8

Add the onion in with the chicken and allow it to cook until transparent, about 3 minutes.

Step 9

Add in the garlic and ginger, cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 10

Pour the peanut butter sauce over the chicken and allow it to cook until it thickens.

Step 11

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 12

Serve with the minced cilantro!

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