Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe


How To Make Peanut Butter Chicken

This peanut butter chicken recipe is a great way to have a delicious dish on a budget. It's smooth, creamy, and is even great for meal preps.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins


  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 8 chicken thighs, cut into chunks, skinless boneless
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 red chillies, finely sliced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 100 g smooth peanut butter
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 400 g tomatoes, chopped
  • coriander, ½ roughly chopped, ½ leaves picked
  • roasted peanuts, to serve
  • cooked basmati rice, to serve


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a deep frying pan over a medium heat. Brown the chicken in batches, setting aside once golden.

  2. Fry the onion for 8 minutes until softened. Then add the garlic, chilli and ginger and fry in the other 1 tablespoon oil for 1 minute. Add the garam masala and fry for 1 minute more.

  3. Stir in the peanut butter, coconut milk and tomatoes, and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan and add the chopped coriander.

  4. Cook for 30 minutes until the sauce thickens and the chicken is cooked through.

  5. Serve with the remaining coriander, roasted peanuts and rice, if desired.


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 67mg
  • Calories: 883kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 221mg
  • Fat: 72g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g
  • Potassium: 1136mg
  • Protein: 47g
  • Saturated Fat: 32g
  • Sodium: 308mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1010IU
  • Vitamin C: 17mg
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