Thai Peanut Chicken

Lunch / Dinner

Thai Peanut Chicken

Thai Peanut Chicken uses a yum-tastic concoction of lime and peanut butter that will bring new life to your weeknight meal rotation.


4 servings

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Five-Minute Morning Prep

Pound the chicken flat and make the peanut sauce. Cover and refrigerate both.

Test Kitchen Tip

Try making a double batch of this peanut sauce — it can be mixed with cooked soba noodles, poured over grilled pork tenderloin, or tossed with sautéed shrimp.


Whisk together peanut butter, lime zest and juice, 2 tablespoons oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, and red pepper in a medium bowl until smooth.

Place chicken between sheets of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet or a rolling pin, pound to ¼-inch thickness. Brush chicken with 2 tablespoons peanut sauce.

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Brush skillet with 1 tablespoon oil. Add half of the chicken; cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining chicken. Serve with remaining peanut sauce and cucumber. Garnish with lime zest, lime wedges, and crushed red pepper, if desired.

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