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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
This Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken is different from most similar recipes because it's so flavorful! Thai Red Curry Paste adds a burst of flavor that marries perfectly with the peanut butter and coconut milk. This is so easy to make, yet nutritious and satisfying! Gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb with an easy Paleo option.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 427 kcal
Author: Laura Duffy
  • 3 lbs chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup arrowroot
  • ¼ - ½ tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 can coconut milk, full fat (15 oz)
  • ½ cup peanut butter, creamy and all-natural (or SunButter for Paleo version)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (gluten-free), or coconut aminos for Paleo version
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • Sliced green onions / scallions
  • Lightly salted peanuts (eliminate for Paleo version)
  • Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce (see Tips, Tricks & Ingredients section for Paleo options)
  1. Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces. Place in a gallon size bag with the arrowroot and salt and shake until the chicken is coated. Set aside.
  2. Turn your slow cooker on to low or high (depending on how quickly you need the chicken to cook). Lightly grease the sides with coconut oil. Add the coconut milk, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, lime juice, red curry paste and rice vinegar and wisk together until smooth using a silicone or nylon wisk (so you don't damage your slow cooker).
  3. Add the chicken to the sauce and stir until well coated. Cook on high for about 90 minutes or low for about 3 hours. Slow cookers vary, so please check your chicken for doneness with an instant read thermometer. The internal temperature should be 165 degrees.
  4. Serve on top of noodles, rice, cauliflower rice, or a combination rice and cauliflower rice. Add vegetables, like carrots, cucumber or bean sprouts for a balanced meal. Top with the desired garnishes listed above (I recommend all for the most robust flavor). Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 692mg30%
Potassium 898mg26%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.