Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry

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Homemade Thai peanut sauce is tossed with chicken and rice noodles in this quick and easy chicken stir fry recipe!

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry

This peanut sauce is everything!!!

It’s deliciously creamy, sweet with a little bit of spice, and seriously scrumptious in tons of different recipes!

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

I originally made the sauce back in April 2012 as part of a recipe for PB&J Chicken Skewers.

Since then, I’ve added it to Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls, Thai Peanut Vegetable Pasta and Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs.

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Today I’m adding it to a quick and easy stir fry recipe that’s perfect for weeknight dinners in a rush!

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

The sauce is so easy to make. Literally toss everything in a blender or food processor and it’s ready to go!

Use a cup of the sauce for this chicken stir fry, then try out other recipes featuring the sauce for multiple meals throughout the week.

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients

Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion (thinly sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (thinly sliced)
  • 4 oz rice noodles
  • 1 cup Thai peanut sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp peanuts (chopped)

Thai Peanut Sauce Ingredients (makes 3 cups)

  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

Add all of the Thai peanut sauce ingredients to a blender or food processor, blend until smooth and creamy, then set aside.

Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove.

While waiting for the water to boil, heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.

Add the onion, saute 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and ginger, saute for an additional 1-2 minutes, then add the chicken.

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Saute until the chicken is cooked through, 4-5 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking, add the rice noodles to the boiling water, cook 4-5 minutes, drain, rinse in cold water, then add to the chicken with 1 cup of peanut sauce.

Mix everything together, saute for an additional 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and top with chopped cilantro and peanuts.

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry

Easy as that, in 25 minutes, this chicken stir fry is on the table!

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry

Check out all of the quick and easy recipes on the blog for tons of simple weeknight dinner ideas!

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

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Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry

Homemade Thai peanut sauce is tossed with chicken and rice noodles in this quick and easy chicken stir fry recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 891 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast thinly sliced
  • 4 oz rice noodles
  • 1 cup Thai peanut sauce recipe below
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp peanuts chopped

Thai Peanut Sauce (makes 3 cups)

  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Add all of the Thai peanut sauce ingredients to a blender or food processor, blend until smooth and creamy, then set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove.
  3. While waiting for the water to boil, heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.
  4. Add the onion, saute 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and ginger, saute for an additional 1-2 minutes, then add the chicken.
  5. Saute until the chicken is cooked through, 4-5 minutes.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, add the rice noodles to the boiling water, cook 4-5 minutes, drain, rinse in cold water, then add to the chicken with 1 cup of peanut sauce
  7. Mix everything together, saute for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a bowl and top with chopped cilantro and peanuts.
Homemade Thai peanut sauce is tossed with chicken and rice noodles in this quick and easy chicken stir fry recipe!