Friday, January 13, 2017

Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken

Missy Tippens

I found this wonderful looking dish on Pinterest and recently made it. It came from (click here for the original recipe). It was so good I wanted to share it with you!

Of course, I made it on a whim and didn't have all the ingredients. So I'll share my version...

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup coconut milk (I didn't have any so used regular milk and added a teaspoon of coconut oil)
  • ¼ cup chicken stock, blended into 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cloves crushed or chopped garlic
  • large thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled & grated
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (mine had floaties in it so I used red wine vinegar)
  • 1 small can green chilis (I didn't have any fresh red chilis)
  • 3 or 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into strips or chunks so it'll bake quicker
For Serving
  • large handful of peanuts, crushed or chopped (I put mine in a baggie and pounded with a skillet)
  • lime wedges or a sprinkle of lime juice if using bottled juice (I only had a lemon)
  • rice or noodles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

With a wisk, thin out the peanut butter with the soy sauce. Then add in the milk and flour mixture. Then stir in the garlic, ginger, honey, vinegar and chilis.

Put chicken in a 9x13 baking pan and pour the sauce over it. Cover with foil and bake about 20 minutes. Uncover and stir it. Then finish baking about 10 more minutes.

Serve over rice or noodles. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top and garnish with lime wedges.

This turned out so good! The chicken was really tender. I think the fresh red chilis would make a big difference. Ours was just a little on the sweet side from the peanut butter and honey. It needs more contrast.


Oh, and speaking of Pinterest... Look at these cute decorative lights I made for Christmas. Since I bought the blue lights, I think I'll be able to use them throughout the year. We ate with pretty blue light the night was ate this dish. :) 

I made these using the aqua colored Ball Mason Jars as well as the blue micro-lights. I also bought clear lights for the other two jars, and I really like the way those look as well. (no photos yet)

Here they are with the dining room light off...

So pretty!


  1. So pretty!! A friend sent me purple mason jars with clear lights and they looked so pretty on our patio table this summer. Like fireflies!

    1. Oooh, I love purple! Must look for those! That would be fun for summer. :)

  2. Those are adorable! How often do you have to change the batteries in the lights? I think I'm in love!!!!

    And the blue canning jars... I just saw them in a catalog... So sweet!

    Oh, wait, there was a RECIPE here???? :)

  3. Anything with peanut butter captures by attention, thus Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken sounds delicious.

    The pretty blue lights will be so cute in my blue and white kitchen.

    1. Marilyn, they would look cute in a blue and white kitchen! I bet the blue lights would look cute in a clear jar, too.

  4. I'm rolling on the floor, laughing at the thought of you whacking the peanuts with a skillet! I would totally do that, too!

    I love Thai food, and this peanut sauce sounds scrumptious. This recipe looks fairly quick and easy, too! Yum!

    Love the pretty lights!

    1. Jan, yes, I just grabbed what was convenient to whack the daylights out of them. :)

      And easy recipe! You should try it.

  5. I LOVE those blue mason jar lights!!! Blue is a traditional winter colour and we have a festival called Winterlude end of January into February. People leave their Christmas lights on until it's over. These blue lights would be great fro a Winterlude party. Must investigate.

    1. Kav, that festival sounds wonderful! A nice way to keep the holiday spirit going.