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Thai Chicken in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy chicken

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 3 chicken tenders (skinless) chopped in thin slices
    • 1 red chili chopped
    • 2 scallions / green onion chopped finely
    • 1 cup of vertically sliced red and yellow bell peppers
    • ½ cup of shredded cabbage
    • 1 onion (vertically) finely chopped 
    • 2 tbsp of garlic minced and ginger minced
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 3 tbsp. smooth natural peanut butter 
    • 2 tbsp. "light” coconut milk
    • 1 tbsp. lime juice 
    • 3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp of brown sugar


    1. In a heated wok add 1 tbsp of oil, and coat it well.
    2. Add chicken tenders allow them to cook 4 minutes each side. Just browning, don’t burn them otherwise it will loosen their juices, now take out the chicken.
    3. Deglaze the pan with 1 tsp of vinegar and add then 2 tbsp of oil again.
    4. Now add the ginger garlic paste, onions, bell peppers, cabbage.
    5. Satay them on medium heat. In the mean time in a bowl whisk peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce and sugar until smooth.
    6. When the vegetables are cooked add back the chicken.
    7. Now add the peanut butter sauce you prepared. Let it simmer for 5 minutes till sauce is reduced.
    8. Add red chili to the cooked chicken and stir.
    9. Serve hot with steamed rice. Eat with chopsticks, you will love it.


    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Thanks Vijeta and Sunita


    Wow..Peanut sauce...really, have to try this today


    Nice Recipe, I never thought I can use peanut butter like this..also...