Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Peanut Sauce ~ features tender chicken stewed in a flavor-infused coconut milk/peanut sauce, served over rice or rice noodles, and garnished with chopped peanuts and cilantro | FiveHeartHome.com
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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken features tender chicken stewed in a flavor-infused coconut milk and peanut sauce, served over rice or rice noodles!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword thai peanut chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 448kcal
Author Samantha at Five Heart Home

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup chunky natural peanut butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts for garnish
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Rice, rice noodles, or lettuce leaves for serving

Instructions

  • Arrange chicken breasts in the bottom of a large slow cooker. In a medium bowl, stir together coconut milk, peanut butter, garlic, honey, soy sauce, lime juice, rice wine vinegar, and red pepper flakes; mix until (mostly) smooth) Pour over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 5 hours (or until chicken is cooked through and tender but not overcooked, depending on the strength of your slow cooker). Reduce slow cooker temperature to WARM. Remove chicken from slow cooker, cut into chunks, and shred. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker to allow it to absorb sauce and heat through.
  • Serve chicken and sauce over cooked white or brown rice, cooked rice noodles, or stuffed inside large lettuce leaves, as wraps. Garnish with chopped peanuts, fresh cilantro, and additional red pepper flakes, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 755mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 0.7% | Vitamin C: 5.5% | Calcium: 3.1% | Iron: 10.7%