Spicy Peanut Chicken Recipe

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Katie Published: January 28, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021
Spicy Peanut Chicken Recipe

How To Make Spicy Peanut Chicken

Whip up a mouthwatering Thai-inspired dish of spicy peanut chicken, made with tender noodles and chicken, smothered in a savory sauce, for a fuller meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • tspcurry powder
  • 2tbspThai chili garlic sauce,(Sriracha), or to taste
  • tspground cayenne pepper,or to taste
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • 2tspsoy sauce
  • ½lbspaghetti,uncooked
  • 1tbsppeanut oil
  • 2large chicken breast,halves, skinless, boneless, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • cupswater
  • 2cupsextra chunky peanut butter
  • 4green onions,coarsely chopped
  • ½cupchow mein noodles


  1. Combine the curry powder, Thai chili garlic sauce, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and soy sauce in a small bowl, then set aside.

  2. Fill a saucepan with water, and bring it to a boil. When the water is boiling, drop in the spaghetti and cook for 8 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender. Drain the spaghetti and set it aside.

  3. Heat the peanut oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat until barely smoking, then drop in the chicken.

  4. Cook and stir for 5 to 8 minutes until the chicken is just beginning to brown and the inside is no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the skillet, and set aside.

  5. Stir together the peanut butter and 3½ cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat until the mixture is smooth and the peanut butter is melted.

  6. Pour in the curry-chili sauce, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, until the sauce is thickened.

  7. Place the noodles in a large bowl, top with the chicken, and spoon the peanut sauce over top.

  8. Sprinkle with green onions, garnish with chow mein noodles, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 617.41kcal
  • Fat: 40.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.94g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.10g
  • Fiber: 4.84g
  • Sugar: 7.82g
  • Protein: 30.18g
  • Cholesterol: 36.80mg
  • Sodium: 126.22mg
  • Calcium: 61.26mg
  • Potassium: 595.42mg
  • Iron: 2.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 24.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.34mg
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