Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe

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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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. Yum! This sounds delicious!

  2. 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!!

  3. I can’t wait to try this!!! Hopefully this week!! Thanks Corey!

  4. This looks AMAZING! Cannot wait to make a batch of this for myself to have for a busy week. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 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!

  6. Alexandra says:

    Most chicken crock pot recipes sat 6-8 hours on low. They really get cooked at 4?

  7. Can I use natural peanut butter?

  8. 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.

  9. Just made this tonight and it was a hit! Everyone loved it! thank you for sharing!

  10. Have you or know anyone who used almond butter to sub? We have a peanut allergy at our house

  11. 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 !!!!

  12. 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!

  13. 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 !

  14. 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.

  15. Maureen Eastman says:

    How do you think it would do with boneless skinless chicken thighs?

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!!!

  20. 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?

  21. 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?

    • 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. This is my new favorite slow cooker recipe. I put it over quinoa and it was delicious!

  25. 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.

  26. I don’t have chunky peanut butter but can I use smooth instead

  27. Any suggestions of what to serve with this. Maybe just a green salad?

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

  28. 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!

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