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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut 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.

Thai Peanut Chicken on white rice on a plate
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This Crock Pot Thai Peanut Chicken is a tasty and Easy Asian Dinner Recipe idea. It is loaded with flavor and the slow cooker does all the work.

If you love this recipe, try this Black Pepper Chicken Recipe or Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

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.

Ingredients

Thai Peanut Chicken ingredients - chicken breast, peanut butter, soy sodium, honey, lime, chicken broth, red bell pepper, fresh cilantro, peanuts
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Peanut Butter
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Honey
  • Lime
  • Chicken Broth
  • Red Bell 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. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.

Variations Ideas

  • Chicken – We used chicken breast in this recipe, but you can easily use boneless skinless chicken thighs if you prefer.
  • Seasoning – This recipe can be made with different types of seasonings. Add in red pepper flakes, minced garlic, ginger, or for a hint of sweetness add in brown sugar.
  • Vegetables – Another delicious addition is add in shredded carrots or cabbage towards the end of cooking time.
  • Coconut Milk – Add in full fat coconut milk for a creamy texture.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Add the chicken, peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and chicken broth to the crock pot. It is that simple.
Adding the ingredients to the slow cooker
  • Step 2 – Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  • Step 3 – 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.
Adding in the slice red bell pepper and fresh cilantro in the slow cooker
  • Step 4 – Serve and Enjoy this delicious recipe. I really think your family will love this easy meal. It is not on our permanent menu plan rotation.

Recipe Tips

  • Chicken and Veggies – We recommend dicing the chicken and veggies about the same size. This helps to cook them evenly and about the same time.
  • Adding Vegetables – Add the vegetables towards the end of the cooking time to keep them tender. If adding to early, the veggies could get mushy.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary, you may need to use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is cooked through.

Serving Suggestions

This Thai Peanut Chicken in the slow cooker can be served with many different easy side dishes. Use the shredded chicken to make lettuce wraps, serve over cauliflower rice or over white rice or brown rice.

The peanut sauce is delicious and how delicious it is served over rice.

Cooked Thai Peanut Chicken in the slow cooker

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. We think it taste even better the next day.

Can I Prepare Ahead of Time?

Yes. this is a great recipe to meal prep with. Store in individual containers for a delicious lunch all week.

What is the Best Peanut Butter to Use?

We like the creamy peanut butter but you can also use a crunchy peanut butter.

How to Reheat

Reheat the leftovers in the microwave in 1 minute intervals until reheated. If you have a lot leftover, you can also reheat on the stovetop.

Cooked Thai Peanut Chicken in the slow cooker with a serving on the spoon

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Crock pot Peanut Butter Chicken

4.88 from 8 votes
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 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Chinese, Thai
Course Main Course
Calories 324

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
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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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