Nutrition Recipes

Slow cooker: Thai peanut chicken

An easy slow cooker recipe for peanut lovers.

Servings: 5
Calories per serving: 375
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 2-3 hours

Slow Cooker Thai peanut chicken is a creamy, peanut flavor-infused chicken that can be served with noodles, rice, or potatoes. It’s easy to make – just add all the ingredients together and let the slow cooker do the work for you!


  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 red pepper cut into thin, long strips
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro divided
  • chopped peanuts for garnish


  1. Chop the chicken, red pepper, and cilantro
  2. Grate the zucchini
  3. Mix the chicken, pepper, soy sauce, stock, garlic, sugar in the slow cooker
  4. Cook using the slow cooker setting for 2-3 hours
  5. Add half the cilantro and lime juice 30 minutes before serving
  6. Serve over noodles/rice/potatoes
  7. Sprinkle peanuts and cilantro on top as the garnish

Serving Suggestions

The peanut flavor of this dish is strong, so you will want to serve the chicken on a bed of starch. I went with udon noodles. However, it would taste great with pasta, rice, even mashed potatoes.

Nutrition: Per Serving

37520.7 g4.1 g77.6 mg840.9 mg11.7 g3.2 g6.3 g37.5 g

Callie’s Review and Tips

I am not a huge peanut butter fan, and that was the dominant flavor. Therefore, I’ve given this dish a Callie Review score of 2/5. What this did have going for it was the chicken was tender and melted in my mouth. I made the mistake of chopping my red peppers a little too thinly. As a result, they were lost in my dish! I also cooked it for a little too long (4-5 hours was quoted in the recipe I followed). As a result – my sauce split as bit as you can see above. Overall, this dish is a good way to start your slow cooker career, but you will probably make adjustments to it to suit your tastes on the second go. To save calories, do not garnish with peanuts (I didn’t), and you can probably lose the sugar too.

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