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Slow-Cooked Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe

Slow-Cooked Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe

Have a taste for Thai? Throw together this peanutty chicken dish in your kitchen and save the trip to an Asian restaurant.—Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 can (13.66 ounces) light coconut milk, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts


  • 1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Transfer to a greased 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, orange juice, marmalade, oil, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, hoisin sauce and 3/4 cup coconut milk; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, bring the rice, water and remaining coconut milk to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork. Serve with chicken and sauce; sprinkle with peanuts. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 616 calories, 32 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Thai Peanut Chicken

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"It was good but a little bland. My husband sprinkled extra teriyaki sauce on top to add a little tang. I used crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy and that worked fine. I had no orange marmalade so I used peach jam. And olive oil instead of sesame oil."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Excellent flavor! Needed to add a bit more water to rice."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"I made this for myself one weekend using 2 large bone-in chicken breasts when my family was all away. I decided to try it on my family one time and they loved it. I used the chicken thighs then. They thought it was bit too thick and peanut buttery, but I made it again and used a whole can of cocoanut milk to the sauce and it was delicious and a huge hit the next time with no left overs."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"Forgot to add that I chopped 3 green onions and added them to the sauce."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"This was so good. I tasted the sauce prior to adding it to the crock pot and decided it needed a little zip so I added a tsp. of grd. ginger and a Tbsp. of sherry. Next time I will also add some lime zest and chopped cilantro. I took some one else's advice and shredded the chicken with a couple of meat forks right in the pot about 30 min. before it was done. Served it over cooked rice. Great comfort food!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"I thought this recipe was great! The sauce is so smooth and silky and I didn't find it too sweet - neither did my husband and he doesn't like overly sweet foods. If you want some spice, I'd add some red pepper flakes, but I'm OK with mild food. I also used chicken breasts and cooked for 5 hours, very tender!"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"I skipped the coconut milk in the rice and served it with fresh lime wedges and cilantro. Maybe it helped cut the sweet flavor some reviewers didn't like."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"Only thing I will change the next time I make it is to pre-brown the flour chicken & add more salt & Pepper. Chicken needed the "help". AWESOME sauce tho!!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"I did not care for this recipe. The peanut taste and smell were too overpowering. I wish it had a hint of spicy to go with the sweet sauce."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"Maybe it was just the peanut butter I used, but this tasted like a peanut butter and honey sandwich to us; the Thai flavors seemed lost."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"This was wonderful, I did use chicken breast and cooked it longer that the recipe called for. Also I shredded the chicken and mixed it in with the sauce and served it over the rice."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.