Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken – An easy weeknight meal filled with flavor! Chicken breasts slow cooked with a thai peanut sauce! Perfect over rice or noodles!

This Thai Peanut Chicken is a new favorite at my house! It tastes just like the chicken satay I always get at my local Thai restaurant and I was so happy with how it turned out! Plus, it is SO easy to make, I just popped all of the ingredients in my slow cooker and let it go on high for 4 hours.  I even got a chance to whip out my rice cooker which was in the back corner of my pantry covered in a bit of dust since I hadn’t used it in at least 1.5 years! This peanut sauce chicken is so flavorful and delicious, I already am planning on making it again in a week or two!




To get everything I needed for the chicken with peanut sauce recipe, I stopped into my local Meijer store and grabbed the stars of the show, La Choy® Soy Sauce and Peter Pan® Peanut Butter! Everything was easy to find with the Peter Pan Peanut Butter being in the peanut butter section and La Choy Soy Sauce in the asian foods section.

Peter Pan Peanut Butter is my go-to peanut butter brand which is saying a lot because I am a peanut butter connoisseur! PB&Js are my guilty pleasure, I make 1-2 every day so I go through a LOT of peanut butter at my house! I just love the simple, wholesome ingredients and the wide selection of different varieties from crunchy, smooth, etc.  It’s perfect in a sandwich, as a spread, or even on a spoon! If you need a peanut buttery sweet treat to go with this meal, make sure to check out my Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie also featuring Peter Pan Peanut Butter!

Peanut Butter Chicken

Now don’t forget to add some chopped peanuts and green onions for garish, it makes the meal look so much nicer!

Peanut Sauce Chicken


Yield: 8

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken - An easy weeknight meal filled with flavor! Chicken breasts slow cooked with a thai peanut sauce! Perfect over rice or noodles!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, garnish
  • Fresh green onions, garnish
  • White rice


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, garlic, honey, soy sauce, coconut milk, lime juice, rice vinegar, and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir until well combined and set aside.
  2. Place chicken breasts at the bottom of slow cooker before pouring peanut sauce on top. Place lid on top of the slow cooker and set to HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours.
  3. Once chicken has cooked through, use forks to shred chicken before placing on a bed of white rice. Garnish with chopped peanuts and green onions (optional).
Thai Peanut Chicken

Looking for more dinner recipes? Check out my Beer Battered Fish Tacos, Chicken Fajita Flatbread Pizza, and Spicy Thai Noodles!

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  • Reply
    Debi at Life Currents
    October 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I love the slow cooker, and this is a perfect example of why I do. This looks awesome. Full of flavor and easy! Thanks!

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    October 12, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I love La Choy products. They’ve been a mainstay with my family for years. This dish looks just delicious!! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertimte Dish
    October 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I love making my own Asian “takeout” and the slow cooker makes this one so easy, plus it looks so delicious!

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
    October 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    This is perfect for when those takeout cravings hit! Will definitely have to try this one!

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    Bill Jollie
    October 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Should the coconut milk be unsweetened?

    • Reply
      October 17, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Yes, it should be! I’ll make sure to change the recipe to specify!

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    October 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    We’ve used La Choy forever… but Ive never thought of making peanut noodle. Going to fix that ASAP!

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    October 15, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I LOVE this recipe!!! Ease of the slow cooker and big flavor!

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    Debra C.
    October 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I can see why this is a new favorite! I just love these flavors and making it in the slow cooker makes it even more delicious!

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    Liz Babula
    October 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Where are the chili beans used in this?

    • Reply
      October 17, 2017 at 11:47 am

      They aren’t used in it, just another product that I love!

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    Carol Goodson
    October 15, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Is this hot (as in spicy)? I don’t like things that are too hot. Thank you.

    • Reply
      October 17, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Nope, not spicy! Just skip on the red pepper flakes to keep it extra mild!

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    Jennifer A Stewart
    October 15, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Using my rice cooker, my crock pot, and my veggie steamer all at one time is a total win in terms of getting dinner ready!

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    October 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    I love Thai food with my whole heart!! This recipe looks not only delicious but deliciously easy! Thank you!

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    Michele @ Bacon Fatte
    October 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    What a delicious looking dish! I love that that it’s easy to make, too… Gotta try it soon!

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    October 17, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I love thai peanut chicken, but I never though to try it in the slow cook!

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