If you've never used peanut butter in a savory dish, this spicy peanut chicken is a dish you must try! It comes together in less than 30 minutes and it's so full of flavor! It will easily become a favorite dinner in no time!

Spicy Peanut Chicken

Super quick and easy dinner to throw together any night of the week. A great new way to use peanut butter in a savory dish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 937kcal
Author Julie Wampler


For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter , the kind you have to stir
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2-3 teaspoons sambal oelek
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Splash of milk

For the rest of the dish

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 large red bell peppers , sliced
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast , cubed
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • Chopped peanuts , for topping (optional)
  • Chopped green onions , for topping (optional)


  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together ingredients for the sauce.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until hot then add the bell peppers. Cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Add the chicken and cook through, about 7-10 minutes. 
  • Pour the sauce on top then toss to coat and let simmer. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, then stir with a spatula until evenly distributed. Serve over white rice and top with chopped peanuts and green onions, if desired.


Recipe video here!
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Peanut Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 937 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 74g148%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 937kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 74g | Fat: 48g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 46g