If you’re stuck in a chicken rut, this recipe for Chicken with Peanut Sauce will rescue you! The marinated chicken is full of spice and flavour and the peanut butter sauce is so good, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful!

Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
Marinated chicken and peanut sauce were MFEO!

Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe

Part of living a good and healthy life means enjoying good food SO even though I have started The One Diet group, I still plan to post recipes for delicious food and drinks like today’s Chicken with Peanut Sauce recipe. I believe that we can eat anything and still maintain healthy habits, and anyway, I don’t want to live a life where I have to stop eating things I love because of a “diet.” SO THERE. Furthermore, I think the better food tastes and the more we enjoy the experience around food, the more balanced we eat – both in terms of nutrition and quantity.  All that is to say 1) please keep reading and trying my recipes, and 2) recipes like this one that involve a bit more prep are worth it because they taste amazing!

Chicken With Peanut Sauce Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
You start by making this wonderful marinade – it’s actually pretty easy using a blender or food processor!
Chicken With Peanut Sauce Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
Next, choose your chicken and marinate it. I happened to have chicken breasts so used those but this would be just as good – maybe even better – with wings, drumsticks or thighs. In retrospect, I wish I would have put my strips on a skewer and called them satay!
Chicken With Peanut Sauce Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
While the chicken is marinating, mix up the peanut sauce which is a delicious blend of peanut butter, cream of coconut, garlic, red pepper, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes. I blended it up in my Ninja then warmed it in the microwave just before serving.
Chicken With Peanut Sauce Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
You can cook your chicken on the grill or in the oven like me since I am the worst BBQ-er known to man.
Chicken With Peanut Sauce Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
Everyone is going to want their own little dish of peanut sauce for ample dipping or I suppose you could pour it over top. Your choice.

I served this when our hockey friends and their son came over for dinner. Without prompting, my darling daughter rated it as negative 1. Insert straight-faced emoji. However, our guests raved about it and said it was an easy 10 out of 10, the most delicious thing they had eaten in recent memory. So, I guarantee you’ll either love it or hate it, or anything in between! Insert winking emoji.

xoxo Nicole

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Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter

Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
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Chicken with Peanut Sauce

This marinated chicken is full of spice and flavour and the peanut butter sauce is so good, you'll want to eat it by the spoonful!

Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken with Peanut Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
marinate 1 hour
Total Time 55 minutes
Author The Spirited Thrifter

Ingredients

For the marinade, blend the following together in a food processor or blender. Mix with chicken in large bowl and marinate covered in the fridge for as long as you can manage - as little as one hour, as much as overnight.

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Chinese 5 Spice Powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 6 or 7 boneless skinless chicken breasts or any other family size bulk package of chicken wings, drumsticks or thighs

For the peanut sauce, blend the following together in a food processor or blender.

  • 2/3 cup peanut butter - I used crunchy!
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper (about half a medium sized pepper)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste

Instructions

  1. After marinating chicken, grill or bake in 425 degree oven for about 30-35 minutes till golden and crispy.

  2. Just before serving, warm sauce in the microwave.

  3. Steel yourself for ratings ranging from -1 to 10, but secretly appreciate those naysayers because that means more peanut sauce for you!

  4. These taste great served with rice OR in a wrap! YUMMMMMM.

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the recipe. Will buy ingredients today and make tomorrow.
    BTW, started follow the ONE DIET method this week. No in-between-meal snacks before lunch. It’s the tiniest of steps but it’s a start.

    • Awesome! I hope you like it! So glad you’re joining in the One Diet! Honestly, I think tiny starts and tiny steps are the key to long term change. It’s a good starting point for sure! If you are on FB you can join closed group!

      • Made the chicken with peanut sauce a couple and it was a tremendous hit! The only adjust I made to the recipe was to add more oil to the marinade because my concoction was a little too dry; I marinated for 24 hours and the chicken was so tender and juicy.

        • Aw that makes me so happy to hear it! Good tip to adjust the oil amount! I find when I have chicken with skin it tends to stay more juicy too! Thanks for trying it and letting me know how it went! xoxo

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