Fiery Peanut Sensation: Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken


Embark on a spicy culinary adventure with our Fiery Peanut Sensation: Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken. This dish is a captivating blend of succulent chicken pieces, smothered in a rich, spicy peanut sauce. Infused with the flavors of Thai spices, lime, and cilantro, it's a dish that's both comforting and exhilarating, offering a unique taste experience.

Fiery Peanut Sensation: Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 plate

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Sodium: 900mg
  • Sugar: 10g


  • Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless): 600g (1.32 lbs or 21 oz), cubed
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Coconut Milk: 200ml (6.7 oz)
  • Soy Sauce: 2 tbsp
  • Lime Juice: 2 tbsp
  • Brown Sugar: 2 tbsp
  • Garlic: 3 cloves, minced
  • Ginger: 1 tbsp, minced
  • Red Chili Flakes: 1 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Fresh Cilantro: For garnish
  • Crushed Peanuts: For garnish
  • Steamed Rice: for serving

Method of Preparation

  • Cook Chicken: In a wok, heat oil. Add chicken and cook until golden. Remove and set aside.
  • Make Sauce: In the same wok, combine peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, garlic, ginger, and chili flakes. Simmer until thickened.
  • Combine: Return chicken to the sauce. Cook until well coated.
  • Serve: Garnish with cilantro and crushed peanuts. Serve over steamed rice.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Adjust the amount of chili flakes to control the spice level.
  • Use natural peanut butter for the best flavor.
  • Simmer the sauce gently to prevent it from separating.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this with tofu?

Yes, tofu is a great substitute for a vegetarian version.

How can I make it less sweet?

Reduce the amount of brown sugar in the sauce.

Can I use almond butter instead?

Yes, almond butter can be used for a different nutty flavor.