Thai Peanut Chicken

Thai Peanut Chicken


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About this recipe: This is a very tasty Thai-inspired dish made with chicken and broccoli in a spicy peanut sauce. If you like it mild, use less cayenne, like it spicy, use more. If you're salt conscious, use low salt soy sauce.


Serves: 8 

  • 375g uncooked white rice
  • 950ml water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into strips
  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 75g chopped spring onions
  • 225g broccoli florets
  • 50g unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Combine the rice and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Add chicken, garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring constantly, until chicken is golden on the outside, about 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium, and add spring onion, broccoli, peanuts and the peanut butter mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until broccoli is tender, and chicken is cooked through. Serve over rice.

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Mmmm, very tasty! I halved the recipe but found I needed to add more soy sauce and a bit of oil to the peanut butter mix as it was pretty dry, also added more cayenne pepper as I like it spicy! Ate it with vermicelli noodles - nice recipe thanks - 21 Nov 2010


Made this for two this evening just halved the quantities for the sauce and added a chopped red chilli to the pan with the chicken, garlic and ginger as we like a bit of kick, as well as a red pepper for a bit more veg. It was absolutely delicious, thanks for the recipe. Definitely one to save and use again for a quick and tasty tea! - 09 Apr 2015

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