Erin's Indonesian Chicken


This is an all time favorite that has lasted me from grade school through adulthood. I've served it to just about everyone I know and have received nothing but rave reviews!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks

  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • cup smooth peanut butter

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon red chile paste

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts (Optional)


  1. Bring the rice and water to boil in a pot. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

  2. Place green beans in a pot fitted with a steamer basket over boiling water, and steam 10 minutes, or until tender but crisp.

  3. Heat the oil in a skillet, and cook the chicken 5 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.

  4. Mix the chicken broth, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, chile paste, lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until slightly thickened. Mix in the green beans. Serve over rice. Garnish with green onions and peanuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

530 Calories
19g Fat
58g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 530
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 322mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 647mg 14%

* 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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