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
Keyword thai peanut chicken
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 5hours
Total Time 5hours10minutes
Author Samantha at Five Heart Home
1 1/2poundsboneless skinless chicken breasts
1cupcanned coconut milk
3/4cupchunky natural peanut butter
2tablespoonsrice wine vinegar
1/2teaspooncrushed red pepper flakesmore or less to taste
1/3cupchopped peanutsfor garnish
Chopped fresh cilantrofor garnish
Rice, rice noodles, or lettuce leavesfor serving
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.