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Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

This Peanut Butter Chicken recipe is the BEST for an easy and delicious dinner the entire family will love! Flavorful chicken breast cooked in a sticky, garlicky peanut butter sauce that's the perfect balance of sweet and savory. All topped with crushed red pepper (optional), peanut, and added to veggie and rice bowls of your choice. This wholesome recipe is what dinner dreams are made of!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 344kcal



  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast about 2-3 breasts
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Peanut Butter Sauce

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or gluten-free tamari soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Toppings/Pairings (optional)

  • brown or basmati rice
  • shredded carrots
  • roasted broccoli
  • peanuts
  • crushed red pepper
  • fresh cilantro


  • Cut the chicken into small cubes.
  • Heat up the coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the chopped onions and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cubed chicken, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • While the chicken is cooking, mix the peanut butter, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), honey, rice vinegar, tomato sauce, broth, garlic, ginger, and onion powder together.
  • Pour the sauce into the pan with the chicken and stir until the chicken is coated evenly.
  • Allow the sauce to come to a light simmer.
  • Simmer for about 6-8 minutes (or until the sauce slightly thickens and reduces), stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and serve the peanut butter chicken over rice and with vegetables of your choice!


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 936mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg