Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe

Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken served in a white bowl with chop sticks

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?

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Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe

  • 2 lbs, 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)
  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.
    Bell peppers and onions in bottom of a slow cooker
  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.
    peanut sauce being poured into slow cooker
  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!
  4. We topped ours with peanuts, and cilantro. Go ahead, lick the screen… you know you want to 😉 Top down image of crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken served in a white bowl with chop sticks

Child eating Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken with chop sticks

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4.56 from 56 votes

Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe

Author Corey Valley
Need a no-fuss, SUPER-DUPER easy Thai dish? This Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe delivers a subtle sweet peanut flavor that the whole family will love!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 lbs 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)

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Next place chicken on top.
  • In a bowl, mix together peanut butter, lime juice, chicken broth, soy sauce, and honey. Pour sauce over chicken.
  • 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!
  • Top with peanuts, and if you like, cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1396mg | Potassium: 1282mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1286IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

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Post updated September 2020

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147 Comments

  1. 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!!

    1. Cool! I hope she loves this recipe too!

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

    1. Yay! I hope you love it Jen!

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

    1. My boyfriend would make this for me when we started dating. We do make this dish often now and I love it!!!

  4. 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!