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Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry

Peanut butter is one of my husband's favorite foods. I love that I can use it to make a delicious meal. —Diane Kelly, Puyallup, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice or noodles


  • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water, peanut butter, soy sauce and brown sugar until smooth; set aside. In a skillet or wok, stir-fry garlic in oil for 30 seconds. Add the chicken; stir-fry for 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add the broccoli; stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the peanut butter mixture; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is smooth and broccoli is crisp-tender. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; gradually add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice or noodles.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 322 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 835mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • carollm
    Feb 19, 2016

    My husband and I both love peanut butter, but we found this sauce to be too strong, and the broccoli didn't seem to meld well with the sauce. If I ever made this recipe again, I would definitely omit the broccoli. I sprinkled peanuts over the stir fry and that added to the flavour.

  • slperry114
    Sep 25, 2014

    I've made this recipe several times. The only difference I make is that I use sesame seed oil instead of canola oil. This gives it a more distinct oriental flavor.

  • smagal
    Nov 17, 2011

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  • kirstenund
    Oct 27, 2011

    Great for when you're tired of regular stir-fry, but need something quick to make. Kids loved it as is, husband and I added red pepper flakes to ours.

  • saphaire
    Oct 20, 2011

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  • angelasandoval
    Aug 2, 2011

    A new family favorite! But we all thought it would suit our tastes even better if we added a little time I'll add a little crushed red pepper.

  • The Florist
    May 2, 2011

    My family LOVES this dish!!! The peanut sauce really adds a nice touch.

  • angiesue
    Mar 30, 2011

    VERY yummy! You will want to double the recipe!

  • sugarradish
    Mar 20, 2011

    This dish has become a household favorite. Every time I'm looking for dinner ideas, this is the first thing he requests. I love the short list of ingredients and it's quick and easy to make.

    Mar 1, 2010

    This has become a family favorite in our house, all 5 of my kids & my husband adore this meal for dinner. I do add a bit more peanut butter & make a double batch as the leftovers are just as good- I store in ziplocks & keep seperated! this is definitely worth trying, & very filling as well. yummm