Thai Peanut Chicken

Thai Peanut Chicken


November 20, 2014

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yields: 6


1kg skinless chicken thigh fillets

3/4 cup salsa (I used Jar El Paso mild chunky tomato variety)

1/3 cup peanut butter ( smooth or crunchy)

2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp ginger

1/3 cup rough chopped peanuts


1Place chicken in slow cooker

2Combine all other ingredients except nuts and pour over chicken

3Cook on low for 4hrs (depending on your slow cooker)

4Scatter with peanuts before serving

5I served mine with brown rice, steamed green beans and broccolini and fresh lime wedges

Submitted by Paulene Christie


20 Reviews

Shandi-Lee Doalman

August 4, 2022

I can’t say I like or dislike this dish. I found it a little on the bland side for my liking (to each their own though) … I want to like it so I’ll trying to come up with something I can add or adapt so that it becomes a regular family favourite

Julie Pearson

August 10, 2021

This is fabulous !!!
My teenage boys and husband loved this
The lime slices to squeeze on at the end did the trick
Will definitely add to the rotation

Felicity Thambyah

March 5, 2021

Sorry. Wasn’t a huge fan of this one. Taste like it missing something and was watery in texture and flavour.


November 1, 2020

Have made this two weekends in a row! Plenty of sauce, and I warmed the peanut butter in the microwave to make the sauce easier to stir. I cut the thighs up, and it freezes well. Very easy – great recipe.


May 5, 2020

9 out of 10. It was really delicious. I cut my thigh pieces in half. Served with steamed broccoli and cauliflower. Brown and wild rice.
Will become a family favourite. So so easy.

Renee P

December 28, 2019

This is one of our favourite family dishes! We always use crushed nuts and have used lemon juice in a pinch.
I have once had to use a cup of passata in place of the salsa and it was still delish!

I did but you can cut them if you prefer to πŸ™‚


May 17, 2019

Did you put the thighs in whole?

You could do but shouldn’t need to πŸ™‚


February 2, 2019

Hi, just a question. Have not made this – yet- and am wondering if it would be good to double the sauce? Thanks


January 13, 2019

Made this today for my husband, very easy and was a hit. Thank you

Debra Lord

November 2, 2018

I made this last night and it was an absolute hit with every one. It was absolutely delicious and it is so easy to prepare. I used mild salsa and crunchy peanut butter. Next time I will try a salsa with a little more kick in it. I highly recommend this recipe . Super easy and super tasty. Winner winner chicken dinner.

Denise Horvath

April 2, 2018

Cooked this tonight for 1st time, this amaze balls
Family love it, definitely on my do again list. Was so easy too 😍

Wendy Owen

March 29, 2018

Cooked this for my family tonight……..was a big hit. Will definitely be cooking it again. Thank you Paulene for this yummy recipe.


March 28, 2018

Just tried this one, and…….. loved it. Was a great flavour. Next time I would do a second lot using the hotter salsa for my partners share, as he likes his spicy. Lucky I have more than one slow cooker! Hahaha. Thanks for a great recipe.

Nicole Hutcheson

March 27, 2018

Cooked for the first time tonight and…….. loved it. Was easy to put together and very tasty. I would make it with the spicy salsa sauce next time for my partner, as he likes spicy (I do not 🀨) so then we will both be happy. Definitely one I will cook again. Thank you very much πŸ˜πŸ‘

Elizabeth Gomez

June 19, 2017

Fantastic!!! Both toddlers loved it! I love that you could easily change the spice level by using a different salsa. Definitely worth making again!!

Tara Stenlake

June 10, 2017

I made this tonight and it was great. I’ll definitely be making this again!

Michelle Thornton

June 15, 2016

Made this for the first time the other night, thanks to awesome books. Was lush and really easy to make, which I like. Have put on my future meals menu planner on the fridge.

Rozi Pottsy

April 24, 2016

Looking through the book, I came across this recipe, and all the ingredients were ones we generally eat – just not altogether.
Thinking I might give this a go, we had it with drumsticks as that was what I had in the fridge, and was incredibly surprised at the taste of the sauce.
A really lovely combination of ingredients that work really well together
Will definitely be making this again and cant wait to try it with the thighs as suggested in the recipe

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