Thai Coconut Peanut Chicken

Prep Time
22 hrs 1 min
Cook Time
22 hrs 1 min
Author: Christy Denney

Thai Coconut Peanut Chicken

Thai Coconut Peanut Chicken

  • 1 (12 ounce) box angel hair pasta, cooked and drained

Peanut Sauce:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can light coconut milk (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (, minced)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • salt (, to taste)
  • cayenne pepper (, to taste)

For the chicken:

  • 1-2 tablespoon sesame oil (, to taste)
  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts, raw, cut into chunks
  • 1 bunch green onions (, sliced (about 1 cup))
  • 1 cup carrot (, shredded)
  • juice of 1 lime or 1 lemon
  • chopped peanuts (, garnish)
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. For the Sauce: Heat coconut milk, peanut butter, and broth in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and heated through (do not let boil).
  3. Add remaining sauce ingredients, seasoning to taste, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens to the consistency of thin spaghetti sauce.
  4. Remove from heat and cover, if will continue to thicken off the heat.
  5. To prepare the chicken: Heat some sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and stir fry the chicken chunks until almost cooked through.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, squeeze some lime juice into the pan to add moisture, as much as needed.
  7. Set aside about 1/2 cup of the diced scallions for a garnish later, and add the rest to the chicken, along with the carrots and stir fry until the veggies are tender and the chicken is fully cooked, adding even more lime juice as needed for moisture.
  8. Pour some of the peanut sauce over the chicken in the pan and toss to coat (about 1/2 -1 cup).
  9. Portion cooked pasta onto serving plates and ladle some more peanut sauce on top of each (or if you prefer, toss pasta with some of the sauce first).
  10. Ladle chicken mixture on top of each portion, and drizzle with a bit more peanut sauce if desired.
  11. Sprinkle with some cayenne pepper and some reserved scallions (and nuts if desired) as garnish.

Thai Coconut Peanut Chicken - a Thai inspired chicken dish served over pasta.

Speak Your Mind



  1. I’m a fan of pretty much anything that incorporates peanuts. This looks delicious!

  2. Looks and sounds so yummy! I need to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love chicken noodle, one of my favorite food.

  4. O this is perfect! Chicken, PB, coconut, all in a bowl… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes!

  5. Kathy S Williams says:

    Made it tonight. Enjoyed by husband and me. Will make again.

  6. Love this recipe. Thank you and have a good weekend.

  7. Loved this recipe ! I did add about 1tsp of ground ginger to the sauce and a couple of splashes of Thai Kitchen fish sauce. Will make again !

  8. So good! Next time I will add celery too. Thanks for giving me something different to make!

  9. wow it’s looks like very yummy… i wanna try this recipe

  10. food that looks delicious. So the stomach feels hungry

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  12. Incredible recipe! I only had about half a cup of peanut butter (rather than a full cup), and it was still bursting with Thai-peanuty flavor! Received rave reviews and will definitely add this recipe to the dinner rotation. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Next time I might experiment with adding a few more veggies, like broccoli and cauliflower!

  13. Michelle Scott says:

    Yummo …. my girls love this.

  14. Ijin menyimaknya bun.

  15. thanks…i like it

  16. I made this and OMG!!!!!!!
    Just amazing
    I will make this again and again……so easy and delicious
    Thank you

  17. Sunday’s are my day to make dinner. I was getting stuck in a rut making Mexican dishes or Italian. I came across this and decided to give it whirl. I adore curry anything! Not only was it easy to put together but it was amazing! Thanks for the great recipe!

  18. Just made this and really enjoyed. I didn’t have vegies to add, but will do red peppers and broccoli next time! Thanks!