Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thai-Style Honey Peanut Chicken

This is a quick meal that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. While it may not light your fire, it will quench your hunger and leave folks at your table happy to have tried and survived something new. I chose this version of peanut chicken because it's easy, inexpensive and all the ingredients needed to prepare it can be found in your neighborhood grocery store. I've made very minor changes to the original recipe that was, as nearly as I can tell, first posted by spygirl, at The Tasty Kitchen. Pam Anderson and her daughters, who together blog at Three Many Cooks, have included a tutorial that you might also enjoy. I don't marinate the chicken and I've increased the amount of peanut butter that's used to make it. I've also used chicken thighs because I think they stay moister than breasts which can dry and toughen quickly. This is not a dish that will appeal to younger children. The heat from the chili paste and curry powder will lead to locked-lip syndrome despite the fact that it is very mild. You can, by the by, eliminate the sriracha. I think it would be a mistake because it adds wonderful flavor to the chicken, but it's done all the time. I like to serve this with cilantro or scallion rice. It can be table ready in 30 minutes and that makes it great weeknight fare. Here's the recipe.

Thai-Style Honey Peanut Chicken...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by a recipe originally developed by spygirl


1/2 cups soy sauce

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 teaspoons minced garlic

3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon curry powder

2 teaspoons Sriracha or other Asian-style hot chili sauce

6 to 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, each cut into 4 chunks


1) Add soy sauce, honey, lime juice, garlic, peanut butter, curry powder and sriracha to a large skillet. Bring to a simmer, stirring until mixture is smooth.

2) Add chicken, turning to coat all sides with sauce. Cook chicken in simmering liquid for 8 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is done. Transfer to a bowl.

3) Boil liquid in pan until it begins to thicken and syrup bubbles form. Return chicken to pan, turning to coat pieces in sauce. Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with chopped peanuts and cilantro if desired. Serve with steamed rice. Yield: 4 servings.

You might also enjoy these recipes:

Peanut Butter Thai Chicken - Being Healthier

Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken - Laura's Recipe Collection

Thai Spicy Chicken Enchiladas - Closet Cooking

Ginger Peanut Chicken Salad Wrap - What's Cookin Chicago?

Thai Chicken Peanut Panini - The Sweet's Life

Thai Chicken Thighs (Slow Cooker) - The Cottage Kitchen

Thai Chicken Burgers - Cook, Eat and Relax

Spicy Thai Chicken Saute - Vazhayila

Thai Peanut Quesadillas - Barbara Bakes

Thai Chicken Curry Wraps - Jenn Cuisine

Thai Chicken Mole - Closet Cooking

Thai Chicken with Basil and Black Pepper - My Gourmet Connection

Thai Chicken Red Curry - Deb Cooks

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