Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken

Servings 6 people


  • 3/4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 cup unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 8 ounces white button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Cook brown rice according to package directions.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside. Reduce skillet heat to medium. Add gingerroot and garlic and cook until the garlic has softened about 1 minute.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, whisk together next 7 ingredients (soy sauce through coconut milk).
  • Pour mixture into the skillet, bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Add mushrooms and snow peas and cook until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • Return chicken to the pan and heat through. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with brown rice. Enjoy!


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve stir-fried sliced zucchini, yellow squash and red bell peppers on the side. VEGETARIAN: Use non-breaded faux chicken patties and adjust cooking time accordingly. KOSHER: No changes necessary. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure soy sauce and curry paste are gluten-free. NUTRITION: Per serving: 468 Calories; 15g Fat; 47g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 99mg Cholesterol; 453mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 11
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