Spicy Peanut Chicken/Chicken in peanut sauce

Spicy peanut chicken recipe

Spicy Peanut Chicken Recipe

The best thing about having Asian sauces in your fridge and pantry is that you can whip up a really good meal in just a few minutes. This spicy peanut chicken recipe is the result of a jar with just a spoon of peanut butter, fish sauce, char siu sauce, soy, and chilli paste. It’s one of the quickest meals I’d fixed myself in recent days. And I cannot put into words how much I loved it. You can tweak the sauce too. If you don’t have char siu, use oyster or hoisin. If you don’t have any of those, simply use peanut butter, soy, chilli paste, and honey.

Spicy peanut chicken recipe

Throw some bok choy or basil in while cooking. It’s sure to add more flavour. I only had some coriander leaves and I used its stems. Also, make sure you add water soon after you add the sauce to the chicken. Else, it’ll get too thick. This recipe is so easy, you’ll see yourself making it every time you want to order in some Chinese food.

Spicy peanut chicken recipeUse the peanut butter jar to make your sauce in


Boneless chicken – 250 gm cut into bite-size pieces (I used a chicken breast)

Onion – 1/2 chopped

Capsicum – 1/2 cut into cubes

Ginger – 1 inch piece minced

Garlic – 3 cloves minced

Roasted peanuts – handful

Coconut or vegetable oil – 2 tsp

Coriander leaves – handful, with stems and chopped

For the sauce:

Peanut butter – 1 tbsp

Fish sauce – 1 tbsp

Soy sauce – 1 tsp

Chilli paste – 1 tsp

Char siu sauce – 2 tsp (you could replace this with oyster or hoisin sauce)

Sesame oil – 1 tsp


Heat the coconut oil in a nonstick pan and toss the chicken in there to cook.

Once the chicken has browned on both sides, toss the onions, capsicum, and coriander stems in. Stir and let it cook for a minute.

Now whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce thoroughly.

Add the sauce to the chicken and mix. Add half a cup of water.

Cover with a lid and let it simmer for about 2 mins.

Garnish with coriander leaves and peanuts.

Serve with rice or noodles.


You could replace the chicken with tofu and broccoli. I’m pretty sure it’d make for a delicious vegetarian version.

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