Calling all peanut butter lovers! Cook up a fun, take-out dinner in your own home with Peanut Butter Chicken.
This Asian-inspired recipe starts with tender chicken that’s seared and simmered in a salty-sweet peanut butter sauce. Serve this sticky, rich chicken over rice or noodles—then top with crushed peanuts.
And there you have it. A satisfying, flavor-packed dinner that’s quick and easy to make. You may even be able to get this homemade recipe on the table faster than take-out!
Why KJ Loves
Peanut Butter Chicken
Make this fun, classic take-out recipe in your own kitchen! If you’re looking for a yummy way to switch up your chicken dinner routine, this recipe is for you! I love how tasty and easy this chicken recipe comes together.
Why You’ll Love This Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe
This chicken recipe is packed full of Asian-inspired flavors like soy sauce and garlic…with a touch of honey for sweetness!
What’s better than a pile of warm rice or noodles smothered in a rich peanut-y sauce? Serve up a bowl and enjoy a meal with family or friends…or with your favorite TV show on the couch.
This take-out-inspired recipe is super quick. Simply sear chicken, mix up some sauce, and simmer it all together.
Peanut Butter Chicken Ingredients
Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs for this recipe (whichever you prefer!).
The star of the show! Use creamy peanut butter for this recipe. You can go with whatever brand you like, whether that’s Jif or your favorite natural peanut butter.
The salty soy sauce pairs perfectly with the nutty peanut butter.
A dash of sesame oil adds to the naturally nutty flavor of this dish.
Chicken stock helps to thin out the sauce a bit. If you don’t have chicken stock on hand, you can use water (it just won’t be as flavorful).
The perfect touch of sweetness in the peanut butter sauce.
Bright and flavorful!
How to Make Easy Peanut Butter Chicken:
Prepare the chicken.
Dice the chicken into 1-inch cubes and then sear the chicken in a skillet.
Mix up the peanut butter sauce.
While the chicken is cooking, mix up the peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, chicken stock, and honey. You may need to melt the peanut butter in the microwave for a couple of seconds to stir it effectively.
Add the sauce and simmer.
Add the peanut butter sauce to the skillet with the chicken and simmer until heated through and at the consistency you prefer (you can cook it longer for thicker sauce).
Add some veggies.
After you have seared the chicken, transfer it to a side plate. Then, add in your vegetables for a quick sear. Bell peppers or broccoli would work great! Add the chicken back in, stir, and serve hot!
Try a different nut butter.
If you’re allergic to peanut butter or prefer other kinds of nut butter, you can always substitute almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or cashew butter. You may need to adjust the amount of liquid in the recipe, as each butter has a different consistency.
Peanut Butter Chicken FAQs:
What does peanut butter chicken taste like?
Imagine your favorite sesame chicken with a nutty twist! Peanut butter chicken is slightly savory and slightly sweet. The sauce is rich and creamy, with a deep flavor from garlic, soy sauce, and a touch of honey.
What is peanut butter chicken made of?
Peanut butter chicken is made of cubes of chicken seared and covered in a sauce with peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, chicken stock, and honey.
How do you reheat peanut butter chicken?
This recipe makes delicious leftovers. Simply heat in the microwave until warm, or add to a skillet with a touch of oil and heat until warm all the way through.
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