Thai Peanut Chicken

    40 min

    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.

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    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


    This is so delicious, and very fast & healthy to boot! I followed the suggestions of previous reviewers and doubled the sauce, added pea pods to the mix, and also scaled the cayenne back a bit for my kids. I will probably use the suggested amount next time - I think it will be zippy without being unbearably spicy. With those adjustments, I was really enjoying my plate of chicken (on a bed of rice, of course!), but then I went from great to *PERFECT* with the addition of a handful of fresh cilantro leaves. Could not be better; forty-seven stars!  -  26 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)