Thai Peanut Chicken


This Thai peanut chicken dish with broccoli is cooked in a spicy sauce. If you like it mild, use less cayenne; if you like it spicy, use more. If you're salt conscious, use low-sodium soy sauce.

close up view of Thai Peanut Chicken served with white rice on a white plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips

  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root

  • 2 ½ cups broccoli florets

  • ¾ cup chopped green onions

  • cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Combine water and rice in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, stir together soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl; set aside.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet or wok over high heat. Cook and stir chicken, garlic, and ginger in hot oil until chicken is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add broccoli, green onions, peanuts, and soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, until broccoli is tender and chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  4. Serve chicken-broccoli mixture over cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
11g Fat
43g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 29mg 146%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 418mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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