Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe

I’m always attempting to create great, weeknight recipes to make my life easier during the week. Even though I work part-time from home now, weekdays are still hectic and I often feel rushed to create good, nutritious food for my family.

Crockpot recipes are always my saving grace. I don’t like them all because sometimes I think the crockpot dries out meat a bit, but some are winners and worthy of repeats.

This Thai Peanut Chicken recipe that I recently came up with is my new favorite. Not only is the meat moist, but it’s full of great peanuty flavor and I can do a TON with the leftovers.

If you’re not a huge fan of coconut, don’t worry. I know coconut milk and coconut oil are becoming very popular ingredients among some crowds, but there are still a lot of people out there who aren’t huge fans of it (my husband). In this recipe it serves more as a background flavor, or flavor enhancer, and an add to the secret sauce. The peanut flavor is the star here.

Check out the full recipe below!

Chicken Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. of chicken breast
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 tbs. of soy sauce
  • 4 tbs. of honey
  • 2 tbs. of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs of fresh ginger, chopped finely or minced. I use a zester on mine to get it to a consistency I like so it isn’t overly powerful if someone gets a bite.
  • 2 tbs. of lime juice
  • Topping Ingredients (optional)
  • 1 cup of whole and/or chopped peanuts
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin
  • ¼ cup of chopped cilantro


1. Mix coconut milk, peanut butter, garlic, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and lime juice in a bowl and mix well.

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2. Add chicken to the crockpot.

3. Pour the mixture over the crockpot and set it on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours.

4. When it’s done shred or dice the chicken an enjoy on your favorite friend rice recipe or white or brown rice. You can also find my recipe for my Pineapple Cauliflower Rice here.

That’s all there is to it, friends! All you have to do is serve it and enjoy it.

To find the Pineapple Cauliflower Fried Rice featured with the chicken, click here.

I hope this one because a weeknight dinner saver for you. Happy eating!

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  • robin masshole mommy March 20, 2017 06.13 pm

    This sounds SO good. It would be perfect inside a lettuce wrap! I can’t wait to try this.

  • GlamKaren March 20, 2017 06.22 pm

    I am so all about slow-cooker meals! These machines are genius and when you find good recipes its heaven! This Thai peanut chicken looks so yummy – especially for leftovers!

  • The Spirited Sloth March 20, 2017 07.37 pm

    This looks so beyond good. I’m just now discovering the incredible kitchen superpowers of the slow cooker so I’m excited to experiment with new things it can do like this!

  • morgancunnin March 20, 2017 09.00 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing. My slow cooker usually stays out all week, I don’t know what I’d do without it.

  • dogtormoore March 20, 2017 09.10 pm

    looks delicious! i’m always looking for crock pot recipes! thanks for sharing x

  • workoutwithdi March 20, 2017 10.28 pm

    Love coconut and peanut sauce so this is a must try for me. I’ll alter it a little by substituting vegan chicken or tofu.

  • Ana De-Jesus March 20, 2017 11.25 pm

    I love Thai food and anything with peanuts in is my kinda dish. I would love to make this with quorn chicken pieces yum x

  • planningthemagic March 21, 2017 12.12 am

    Thai food always takes the win. I would love to try this and it seems like something I can do too.

  • Heather March 21, 2017 02.42 am

    Crock pot recipes are so great for the work week! This sounds so delicious! A great way to make chicken not so boring!

  • Tereza (@cityscapebliss) March 21, 2017 09.06 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I really need to get myself a slow cooker – it seems like everyone is using it these days and the magic everyone’s creating is just insane!! x

  • Kecia | From Mom’s Desk March 21, 2017 02.07 pm

    Ohh, this thai chicken looks amazing. And I love that it’s made with a slow cooker. My husband LOVES Thai food, I think we will be making this soon.

  • Sona Sethi March 21, 2017 02.52 pm

    Wow! I am vegetarian and I can surely make a vegetarian version of this.

  • Brandi with Big Fit Fam March 21, 2017 03.07 pm

    YUM! this looks amazing! My husband hates nuts in his food, but he pick them out, this looks to good to NOT try!

  • Mommy Engineering March 21, 2017 05.19 pm

    I love slow cooker recipes! This looks like something my family would love and I like how easy it is to make! Can’t wait to try it! <3

  • thecoffeemom0617 March 21, 2017 06.05 pm

    I absolutely love Thai food, but I have never made it myself. I am a sucker for anything in the crock pot, so I will have to try this out.

  • Charlotte TheMummyToolbox March 21, 2017 06.23 pm

    This looks delicious and I love meals that are easier to cook and take minimal effort, can’t beat a decent crock pot

  • Mandy Carter (@ACupfulofCarter) March 21, 2017 07.14 pm

    I love slow cookers and Thai food but have never tried to combine the two. You have inspired me to give it a go, looks delicious.

  • Stace Werner March 21, 2017 08.55 pm

    This looks like an absolutely wonderful dish!
    I have bookmarked it to try out.

  • Melissa March 21, 2017 09.17 pm

    I feel so inadequate because I don’t use the slow cooker for any meals yet. That peanut coconut sauce does sound and look great.

  • Lydia March 21, 2017 10.14 pm

    Oh I love this recipe! Anything Thai is my favorite, I will definitely have to try this out

  • reesann723 March 22, 2017 02.52 pm

    OH I am putting this on my meal plan for next week! Love these flavors and never made them in my crock pot!

  • nmetolen75 March 22, 2017 03.21 pm

    That looks amazing! I love Pad Thai, but I’ve never tried to make it at home. My brother eats a ton of Thai food, so I’ll also have to pass this on to him!

  • Kristin March 23, 2017 02.25 am

    I’m always looking for new recipes I can throw in the old slow cooker. This one looks amazing! Bookmarking! Thanks!

  • victoria March 23, 2017 03.00 am

    I love this recipe I will definitely be making this soon!

  • Blythe Alpern March 23, 2017 05.01 am

    Last year I used my slow cooker a lot, but for some reason this year it has stayed under the counter. Since I love thai food, this recipe is the perfect excuse to get me to break out my slow cooker again.

  • Krystle Cook March 23, 2017 04.14 pm

    This looks super delicious! I really need to give this a try.

  • OvenStruck March 23, 2017 07.06 pm

    Thai food is my absolute FAV! This looks incredibly quick and delicious. Loving the way you do your ginger. One overpowering bite and the dish is done!

  • Carolyn March 23, 2017 08.46 pm

    I just pinned this to make next week. I always do one crockpot recipe a week and I LOVE thai food.

  • laura londergan March 24, 2017 03.51 am

    I don’t think I have ever had this dish but it does look like it may be something I’d enjoy.

  • The Belly Rules The Mind March 28, 2017 06.49 am

    I love thai flavors. I have been craving thai curry for the last two days and it’s on my menu tomorrow.


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