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Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken
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3.93 from 14 votes

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

I love peanut butter! One of my favorite dishes ever is this peanut chicken bowl!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: crock pot peanut chicken, peanut chicken, slow cooker peanut chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 370kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 10.5 oz coconut milk can
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Optional garnish:

  • 1 cup Broccoli Slaw Mix
  • Peanuts
  • Lime
  • Green onions


  • Add coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, brown sugar, chili paste and garlic to bottom of slow cooker. Mix ingredients together.
  • Add chicken to slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours. If you prefer a thicker sauce follow steps below.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch together in separate bowl. Add cornstarch slurry to slow cooker and stir in carefully.
  • Cook additional 20 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  • Add Broccoli Slaw mix to chicken mixture. Serve over noddles or in lettuce cups. Garnish with lime juice, green onions and peanuts.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 736mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 3mg