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Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 256994 244150
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3335093 97733
Reviewed 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."

kirstenund User ID: 2683056 56498
Reviewed 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."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 56497
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5006241 107351
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

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

angiesue User ID: 120013 79318
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"VERY yummy! You will want to double the recipe!"

sugarradish User ID: 5466456 38570
Reviewed 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."

CURLY_Q User ID: 4755374 97350
Reviewed 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"

cahughes64 User ID: 4839937 61576
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"my hubby and i love it so much we make alot"

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