Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe

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No-fuss, SUPER-DUPER easy Thai dish!


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Thai food rocks my world. I could seriously eat it every-single-day.  This Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe has a subtle and sweet peanut flavor that will bring everyone’s love over to the Thai side!!!!!(sorry, was that too much?)

But all joking aside, this is a great recipe to introduce some yummy Thai cuisine to your family. You can serve it over rice, noodles, as a salad topper or in lettuce wraps.  And the fact that you can set-it and forget-it in the crockpot makes this a KEEPER!

How do you plan on serving your Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken?

Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe
Ingredients
2lbs, skinless chicken breasts
1 small red or orange bell pepper, sliced

1 small yellow bell pepper, sliced

1 white onion, chopped
½ cup chunky peanut butter
1 Tablespoon lime juice
½ cup chicken broth
¼ cup soy sauce
2 Tablespoons of honey

1/4 cup crushed peanuts for topping

Optional:

brown rice or noodles to serve over, large butter lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps

1/4 cup Cilantro, diced (as a topping)

Directions:

1. Place peppers and onion at the bottom of the crockpot. This will act as a “stand” for the chicken, so it doesn’t dry out.

Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken - Step 1

2. Next place chicken on top.

In a bowl, mix together peanut butter, lime juice, chicken broth, soy sauce, and honey. Pour sauce over chicken.

Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe - Step 2

3. Cook for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6 on LOW.  When 15 minutes remain of cooking time, shred chicken with two forks. Cover and continue cooking for the remainder of the time.  Remove from crockpot and serve over brown rice, noodles, OR using as a salad topper or in lettuce wraps!

We topped ours with peanuts, and cilantro. Go ahead, lick the screen… you know you want to 😉

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4.4 from 19 reviews
Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe
 
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Corey:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2lbs, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small red or orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • ¼ cup crushed peanuts for topping
  • Optional:
  • brown rice or noodles to serve over, large butter lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, diced (as a topping)
Instructions
  1. Place peppers and onion at the bottom of the crockpot. This will act as a "stand" for the chicken, so it doesn't dry out.
  2. Next place chicken on top.
  3. In a bowl, mix together peanut butter, lime juice, chicken broth, soy sauce, and honey. Pour sauce over chicken.
  4. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or 6 on LOW. When 15 minutes remain of cooking time, shred chicken with two forks. Cover and continue cooking for the remainder of the time. Remove from crockpot and serve over brown rice, noodles, OR using as a salad topper or lettuce wrap!
  5. Top with peanuts, and if you like, cilantro.

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Comments

  1. LauraB says

    Corey-
    I sent this recipe to my daughter. Many years ago she made Thai Peanut Chicken for my birthday. She is a great cook and I think she will enjoy making yummy dishes so easily. Thanks for great ways to make wonderful meals!!

  2. Jamy Bailey says

    AHHHH!!! I found this recipe about 2 hours too late!!! Wanted a crock pot chicken recipe and this would have been it! =) Can’t WAIT to make it next week! I am drooling. Loooove me some thai food!

  3. SarahMoon says

    I make peanut sauce recipes when the jar is nearing empty. I put all the ingredients into the jar and shake. It gets all the lost bits from the jar and nothing goes to waste.

  4. Judy says

    Fantastic recipe!
    Marinated the frozen chic. br. in lime juice (in fridge overnite)-in morning I assemble everything in crockpot, with addition of 1 tsp cinnamon, grated orange peel and tsp hot pepper flakes.
    have made this great recipe a few times (it was requested )
    Thanks for sharing !!!!

  5. Jaclyn Callahan says

    Do you think powdered peanut butter would work? If so, would you mix it with water first or just add the powder? Thanks!

  6. Monica Blessinger says

    This looks simply amazing! my husband and I love thai food and this is the first recipe i stumbled upon that is crockpot worthy! the ingrediants are on my shopping list and i do believe this will be a big hit dinner this week! Thanks so much !

  7. Genevieve says

    I’ve made a similar recipe on the stovetop before and it was delicious but not nearly as flavorful as this crockpot recipe, since the sauce didn’t have as long to meld flavors. Delish recipe!! I only made two additions to suite my hubby and I: about 1Tbsp Siracha sauce (HOT!!) and some fresh minced garlic. Otherwise, it’s divine as it is.

  8. Cynthia says

    I can’t tell by the photos – what do you do with the bell peppers and onions? Do they get mixed in with the shredded chicken? Thanks!

  9. LL says

    This was good! We had it over rice and then the next day we had it in “romaine boats” and that was my favorite way. My husband and I were fighting for the last one. 😉 The only thing was the peppers got a little burned and dried out from being on the bottom like that.

  10. John says

    As peanut butter is very expensive here in Peru, I have learned to make my own at about half the price. Although I would like an alternative to using honey I did have just enough on hand, to make some Thai Chicken. This was indeed very tasty…………..and didn’t last very long.

  11. dj says

    This recipe is absolutely fantastic. So easy and delicious. I will make this again and again. The only thing I would do different would be to add some cayenne pepper to the sauce. It’s a keeper!!!

  12. Laura says

    I was really looking forward to making this recipe and my husband couldn’t get enough of it. He kept saying “it’s soooo good and bland.” I was slightly disappointed as I was expecting a little more flavor. I really love the ease of the recipe and the base flavors are great but can you suggest ingredients to add to give it a little more zing?

  13. Jennifer says

    No peppers or onion (we mostly don’t like) or lime. Thinking of trying carrots on the bottom of the crock and subbing lemon juice. Will it be awful?

    • Corey says

      Hmmmm. The carrots should be fine, but I am worried about the lemon. Most people who have made this don’t even notice the peppers or onions. They really do cook down to barely nothing.

  14. Laura says

    Hi Corey!

    Do you think this would be overcooked if it was left for 8 hrs on low? I work from 8-5 and wouldnt be able to get home after 6.

    • Margo says

      I use a lamp timer when I use my crockpot during a work day for that reason. I set it to go on an hour or two after I leave for the day depending on needed cook time. My meats are generally still a bit frozen when I use my crockpot. I set the timer to turn off after time needed to cook. My timer will turn off before I get home. dinner is hot, ready and not over cooked when the family & I get home.

    • Tracy Kro says

      There is a crock pot that is sold at JCPenny in the Michael Graves collection that has a delayed start option.
      Very handy when you need your meal to start later in the day. It is very stylish too, silver and a orange/rust color.

      • Devon McCarroll says

        You should never used delayed start slow cookers with raw meat, but there are slow cookers now that will cook your meal and then switch to warm for up to six hours. Otherwise I’d make it on the weekend. Chicken never needs more than about 4.5 hours to cook. I use thighs, because they remain much more moist than breasts.

  15. Jayne says

    I had to host a dinner for 8 on my workday. Ugh! This recipe was perfect. The other family doesn’t like spicey so my hubby and I added cayenne pepper to ours. I was so stressed out having to host this dinner and this Thai chicken was just sooo easy. I look forward to trying your other dishes.

  16. Ally says

    In step 3 should it say on high for 3-4 and on low for 6? It has the word low before the 3-4 and then says on High after.

    • Corey says

      We love to serve the chicken over rice with a side of steamed broccoli, edamame, or yes…. a green salad :) Hope that helps!

  17. Toni says

    This is the second receipe of yours that I’ve tried with excellent results! I’m new to using crockpots and your recipes make me look like a pro. My family likes a lot of sauce so I doubled-up those ingredients and the meal was delicious and perfect!

  18. jessie says

    I liked the basic recipe, but I added a few cloves of garlic, some ginger, and a liberal pour of sesame oil to the sauce. It turned out very well.

  19. Sarah says

    I am adding a tablespoon of asian chili paste/sauce to spice it up. Nothing like sweet + heat! Should be done in t-minus 6 hours.

  20. Hannah says

    Do you think I could put broccoli in this too? Or would the broccoli be too mushy by the end? Would green beans work? Or should I make the vegetables on the side? I’m new to crock pots and not sure how things cook?

    Thank you!

    Hannah

    • Corey says

      I haven’t tried this with veggies yet. I would add them in near the end of the cooking time, or just make them on the side.

  21. Epiphany says

    If I’m using frozen chicken breasts, do I thaw them first, or do I just use them frozen and then lengthen the cooking time?

  22. Nancy says

    Thanks for the recipe. It’s my second crockpot recipe, after your amazing tortellini soup. That one’s a tough act to follow. But, this is terrific. I loved it. One daughter liked it. And, the other daughter said “Can I just eat the rice?” Ha! Cna’t win them all…I’ll make this again nonetheless.

    Glad I found your site :)

  23. Katelyn says

    Hi! I just got a slow cooker for Christmas and was so happy to stumble upon your post with 30 great slow cooker recipes. I just made this recipe and I am very happy with how the flavour turned out however I expected the sauce to be a lot thicker than it was. After 4 hours of cooking on high, I ended up with a lot of thin sauce, basically at a broth type consistency. However I did only use 4 chicken breasts which was around a little more than a pound of chicken. Is that how it was supposed to turn out? Just curious. I still really love the flavour. And I expect the sauce will most likely thicken up overnight in the fridge. Can’t wait to try out more recipes :)

    • Aly says

      That’s just how sauces turn out in a slow cooker. You can always thicken on the stovetop with cornstarch.

  24. Louise says

    This is a really tasty recipe – I find so many crockpot recipes end up tasting somewhat similar, but this has some stand-out flavors. Based on a few other comments, I did jazz it up a bit by adding about a tablespoon of sambal oelek in the sauce, not sure I’d have been able to give it 5 stars without that extra little flavor punch. I’m sure any spicy chili paste/sauce would work as well.

    I cooked it for about 8.5 hours on low (got home from work later than anticipated) – not a huge amount of sauce, but not dried out at all and delicious just the same. I also found it yielded about 6 servings – 4 servings would be huge helpings!

    Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  25. Helen says

    This was amazing, did not have time in the morning to put in crock pot, so put all ingredients together in skillet and it was great. Husband loved it. I will try crock pot next time.

  26. Amanda says

    This was the first recipe I tried in my crock pot and it’s unfortunate to say that it didn’t taste how I expected. I don’t know if I did something wrong..maybe? Everyone commenting seems to love it, but the smell and taste just wasn’t appetizing to me. I followed the directions to the T. I feel like the peanut butter makes the dish smell funny.

  27. says

    Just made this – thanks for a good crock pot recipe that is easy and not totally can-based! I enjoyed it but for me the flavor was definitely very peanut buttery. Some people may love that but I think next time I’ll do less peanut butter and more soy, honey & lime + siracha for some kick. Overall I enjoyed it though and will repeat with a few adjustments. Thanks!

  28. katie says

    Could I freeze the left over chicken? I want to try this but I only cook for myself and probably won’t want to eat it 4 days straight.

  29. Christine says

    Not good. I just made this, and it has a gritty/burnt taste, and left 2-3 cups worth of liquid after cooking. I set it on 6hrs, so maybe it’s better on 4hours. I also used more than the recommended chicken, but I won’t be making this again.

    • Corey says

      Sorry you didn’t like this recipe Christine. Yes, maybe the lesser time would work better for your crockpot. Some slow cookers can run hotter than others.

  30. Chelsea Goldkamp says

    The whole family loved this recipe! One of our favs from your website. Even the kids gobbled it up!

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