Peanut Butter Chicken is a dish which gets mixed reactions when talked about because of its name. But, once you try this rich, creamy and delicious dish, it’ll change your mind for sure. Not only is it easy to make, but it also requires only the pantry-staple ingredients, making it an ideal recipe for a late weeknight dinner. Follow the recipe below to make this Peanut Butter Chicken at home!
Chop the chicken thighs into bite-sized chunks and marinate them with soy sauce. Meanwhile, in another bowl, whisk together all the peanut butter sauce ingredients.
In a large, non-stick pan, heat oil over a medium-high flame and add the chicken along with soy sauce marinade into the pan. Stir the chicken around so that it is in a single layer and let it cook for about 5-6 minutes. Then flip the chicken pieces over and let them cook for another 5-6 minutes.
Add the onion and let it cook for 2-3 minutes until it turns translucent. Add garlic, ginger and cook for another minute. Now, pour the peanut butter sauce and let it cook for another 3-4 minutes until it starts to thicken.
Top with minced coriander and serve hot with steamed rice or cauliflower rice.
Recipe TipAlways add ginger, garlic and onion after the chicken has browned, as this adds the best flavour to the recipe.Share your version of this recipeHow do you make peanut butter chicken at home? Tell us your style of making this dish by sharing your version of the recipe with us.Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat other portions of chicken can I use for this recipe?Apart from chicken thighs, you can also use chicken breasts for this recipe. However, thighs are recommended as they're juicier and flavourful.Do I need to add any other ingredients in the marinade to enhance the flavour?No. The soy sauce itself will make the chicken more flavourful. The simpler the ingredients, the better will be the dish.