Chef John’s Peanut Curry Chicken Recipe

Chef John’s Peanut Curry Chicken Recipe

How To Make Chef John’s Peanut Curry Chicken Recipe

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Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 60 minutes



  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Steamed rice, for serving


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, coconut milk, red curry paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, and chicken broth.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Push the onion mixture to one side of the skillet and add the chicken breasts. Cook for 5 minutes per side, until browned.

  4. Pour the peanut sauce over the chicken and onion mixture. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

  5. Serve the peanut curry chicken over steamed rice and garnish with fresh cilantro.


  • Calories : 415kcal
  • Total Fat : 25g
  • Saturated Fat : 10g
  • Cholesterol : 72mg
  • Sodium : 993mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 17g
  • Dietary Fiber : 4g
  • Sugar : 7g
  • Protein : 34g
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