Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe

When our family sits down to meal plan, there are often times that we decide on meals that are desired from a restaurant. Our family’s goal, while staying on budget, is to also include recipes that we can make at home equally as delicious as at a restaurant. This recipe for Chicken with Peanut Sauce is one that was inspired from a restaurant. Rather than spend half of our weekly food budget on one dinner at a restaurant, I like to make meals inspired by our favorite foods.

Chicken with Peanut Sauce served on plate with peas and white rice

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Published March 15, 2022

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Getting Inspiration

This peanut sauce is not complicated and is actually made with pantry staples that include peanut butter, oil, garlic and soy sauce. While this recipe is not complicated or time consuming, it does have a creamy and incredibly delicious result. For dinner this night, we also sprinkled green onions on the top as an added garnish.

Another recipe that was inspired by a favorite at a restaurant is the Stuffed Chicken with a Lemon Thyme Cream Sauce based on Tyler’s favorite Stuffed Chicken Marsala. We like to enjoy going out to eat, but with four kids and a budget, making food from scratch is the way to go. Check out the recipe for Stuffed Chicken below.

Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

4 Chicken Breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp peanut butter
4 tsp rice vinegar
4 tsp soy sauce
dash red pepper
4 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp oil

ingredients for chicken with peanut sauce on countertop

Directions for Peanut Butter Chicken

1. Mince garlic on a cutting board, then set aside.

2. Add 2 Tablespoons peanut butter to a medium sized bowl then set aside.

peanut butter in glass bowl with blue spatula

3. Add 4 tsp Rice Vinegar to the peanut butter in the bowl, then stir to combine.

hand holding bottle of rice vinegar

4. To the bowl of peanut butter, add 4 tsp soy sauce, then stir to combine.

soy sauce added to peanut butter in glass bowl

5. Add a dash of crushed red pepper and 1/2 tsp ground ginger to the peanut butter mixture in the bowl, then stir with a spatula to combine.

crushed red pepper added to peanut butter in glass bowl

6. Add the 1/2 cup water to the bowl, then use a whisk to stir the peanut butter sauce in the bowl and set aside.

whisk in bowl of stirred peanut sauce

7. Add 2 Tbsp oil to a skillet, and then warm the skillet on medium-high heat. This ribbed pan was perfect to cook the chicken. However, when I did add the Peanut Sauce, I did transfer the chicken to a larger skillet.

skillet on stove warming with oil

8. Add chicken that has been cut into 1-to-2-inch cubes to the hot skillet and then cook.

chicken cooking in skillet on stove

9. When the chicken is fully cooked, add the minced garlic to the skillet and then stir to combine.

garlic added to cooked chicken for chicken with peanut sauce

10. When the garlic has cooked in the chicken, then add the peanut sauce and stir to combine. Matthew was so helpful today stirring the sauce. with a spatula.

11. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer for five more minutes.

chicken with peanut sauce simmering in skillet on stove

Serve with your choice of vegetables and rice. Enjoy!
~Monica

chicken with peanut sauce on white plate with rice and sweet peas

Recipe for Chicken with a Homemade Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

4 Chicken Breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp peanut butter
4 tsp rice vinegar
4 tsp soy sauce
dash red pepper flakes
4 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp oil

Peanut Butter Chicken Directions

1. Mince garlic on a cutting board, then set aside.
2. Add peanut butter to a medium sized bowl then set aside.
3. Add 4 tsp Rice Vinegar to the peanut butter in the bowl, then stir to combine.
4. To the bowl of peanut butter, add 4 tsp soy sauce, then stir to combine.
5. Add a dash of crushed red pepper and 1/2 tsp ground ginger to the peanut butter mixture in the bowl, then stir to combine.
6. Add the 1/2 cup water to the bowl, then use a whisk to stir the peanut butter sauce in the bowl and set aside.
7. Add 2 Tbsp oil to a skillet, and then warm the skillet on medium-high heat.
8. Add chicken that has been cut into 1-to-2-inch cubes to the hot skillet and then cook.
9. When the chicken is fully cooked, add the minced garlic to the skillet and then stir to combine.
10. When the garlic has cooked in the chicken, then add the peanut sauce and stir to combine.
11. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer for five more minutes.
Serve with your choice of vegetables and rice. Enjoy!
~Monica

Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe

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Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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