Hoisin and Peanut Butter Chicken

Hoisin and Peanut Butter Chicken

With flavours based in Chinese & Vietnamese cuisine, this tasty chicken recipe is full of flavour! Serve with fried rice or your favourite steamed vegetables 🙂
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Chicken, Chinese, Vietnamese
Servings 6


  • 1.5L or 3L slow cooker


  • 1 kg skinless chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • Optional: Cornflour to thicken


  • Place chicken into slow cooker. Whole or cut into strips.
  • Combine all other ingredients and pour over chicken.
  • Cook on low for 4hrs
  • In the final 15mins of cooking time, stir through a cornflour and water slurry if you wish to thicken the sauce
  • Serve on fried rice, or with your favourite steamed vegetables.
  • Note: I recommend thigh fillets for best results, however you can swap to breast if you prefer but reduce cooking time by 1hr as it tends to be more dry.
  • Note: This recipe can also be found on page 130 of our 6th book READY SET SLOW which is available HERE
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7 thoughts on “Hoisin and Peanut Butter Chicken”

  1. Chicken cooked to perfect texture using the instructions for breast rather than thigh.

    The flavour is nice, but not as full flavoured as I expected. I did use 1.6 kg rather than 1 kg breast and didn’t adjust other quantities so maybe the extra juices from the extra chicken diluted it down. I also used 2 tblspn cornflour and water to thicken rather than 1 so that may have impacted too.

    Will definitely make again because I do like the flavours, will just add more of them next time!! Hopefully will get that nice colour that’s in the above photo, as mine was vey pale.

    Overall a good meal ?

    1. Almost doubling the meat would definitely be the cause of the muted flavours, colours and consistency.
      What I’d suggest Catherine for that volume chicken is to double everything else next time and I think you’ll find the flavours much better 🙂
      Enjoy and thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback x

  2. 5 stars
    Wow wow wow the flavours oh my Lord ?????
    Hubby said yes, thoroughly enjoyed it.
    I can drink the sauce…..love love love the sauce.
    This is a keeper on repeat woo hoo.
    Thank you, Paulene for this delicious recipe???

  3. 5 stars
    Really delicious, especially given there’s are so few ingredients. Next time I’ll double the recipe, the above quantities fed our family of 4 adults with no left overs, which is shame because it was so yummy. ?
    I did add a splash of fish sauce & a chicken stock cube.
    Thanks Paulene

  4. 5 stars
    Very nice chicken dish and easy to prepare. I also added a dash of fish sauce and a tsp of chicken stock powder. Served with vegetable stir fried cauliflower rice splashed with some sesame oil.

  5. 5 stars
    This is definitely a recipe that will be cooked again and again at my house. Everyone enjoyed it, the flavours were really delicious.

  6. Marilyn Macdonald

    5 stars
    Another great tasting chicken dish. Simple to prepare. Another recipe added to my collection. Thank you Paulene for sharing.😋

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