Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout for a tasty weeknight meal with little effort.

Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.

Crock pot peanut butter chicken

I don’t know about your family but my family absolutely loves ordering take out. Well that certainly can be expensive so I came up with this easy Crock Pot Peanut Butter Chicken recipe.

We all think it is better than ordering out and the savings definitely add up. I toss it all in the crock pot in the morning and by dinner time, we have a great meal to enjoy.

There is hardly any prep work and the chicken is so tender and flavorful from cooking all day in the slow cooker. Save time and money and make this amazing crockpot chicken.

Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.
Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.

What ingredients do you need to make crock pot peanut butter chicken recipe?

  • chicken breast boneless
  • peanut butter
  • soy sauce
  • honey
  • lime
  • chicken broth
  • red pepper
  • fresh Cilantro
  • roasted peanuts

This all comes together for such a great meal loaded with the best flavor! Your house will smell amazing as this cooks.

Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.

How to make crock pot peanut butter chicken:

Add the chicken, peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and chicken broth to the crock pot.

It is that simple!

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.

30 minutes before serving stir in the red peppers and cilantro. You don’t want the bell peppers to be overcooked so it is important to not add those until right at the end.

Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.

Enjoy! I really think your family will love this easy meal. It is not on our permanent menu plan rotation.

We all just love it!

Keep reading for the full recipe.

Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.
Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.

What to serve with slow cooker peanut butter chicken?

Enjoy this meal served over white rice topped with the chopped roasted peanuts. Plus,  I actually have a tip to make dinner even easier and faster.

Learn how to freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier. I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready to reheat and serve.

We do this for lots of meals and it helps put together a quick meal. This saves a ton of time so I would definitely recommend doing this.

If you aren’t freezing rice, you should be!

Brown rice is also delicious in this meal. Just use what you prefer and your family enjoys the most.

You can’t go wrong with this recipe. Try it this week and let us know what everyone thinks. It is just so easy.

Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.

You need a good crock pot to make this spicy peanut chicken slow cooker recipe.

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker.

It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Make dinner time even easier and use the crock pot liners. Trust me.

You can also use the instant pot to make this recipe.

Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.

This is one of our favorite slow cooker Thai chicken recipes!

Give this a try for a great dinner idea even during busy weeknights. The chicken breast is out of this world and just packed with so much flavor.

The cooking time can be adjusted based on high or low settings. I prefer to cook on low but have also used the high setting. You can even use the instant pot.

If you like it spicy, try adding red pepper flakes with fish sauce. We have even added diced sweet potato for a different flavor.

Slow Cooker Thai peanut chicken is so yummy with the lime juice, sesame oil and soy sauce and more. It all combines for a great meal.

Save money when you make easy peanut butter chicken recipe at home!

Takeout is expensive and not always that great or fast. Put this in the crock pot in the morning and dinner will be all ready when you come home.

This is much simpler than going to a drive thru or getting take out. You will enjoy this much better than anything you can buy and save  a ton of money as well!

I love how simple the recipe is and easy to adapt to what you have. You can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. Try green bell peppers instead of red or even add onion if you like.

I often just use what I already have or what is on sale at the grocery store. We are fans of using what we already have.

We love simple recipes like this. I keep recipes like this on the regular menu plan rotation because I know the entire family will enjoy these meals.

In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.

Print this easy and delicious peanut butter chicken recipe below:

Crock pot Peanut Butter Chicken

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Crock pot peanut butter chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to jazz up plain chicken. Try this Thai peanut chicken recipe instead of ordering takeout.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Chinese, Thai
Course Main Course
Calories 324
Author Desserts on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breast boneless Diced
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 lime Juiced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 red pepper cut in strips
  • 1 bunch fresh Cilantro divided
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • Add the chicken, peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and chicken broth to the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  • 30 minutes before serving stir in the red peppers and cilantro.
  • I served over white rice topped with the chopped roasted peanuts.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 324kcal, Carbohydrates 12g, Protein 33g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 72mg, Sodium 964mg, Potassium 717mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 655IU, Vitamin C 30mg, Calcium 28mg, Iron 2mg

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