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Chicken in a savory peanut butter sauce, served over rice noodles with peanuts, green onions, and cilantro. This Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken is the perfect meal to come home to after a busy day!
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Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

Chicken in a savory peanut butter sauce, served over rice noodles with peanuts, green onions, and cilantro. This Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken is the perfect meal to come home to after a busy day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 541kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 cloves fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger or ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into long, thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 14 ounce box stir-fry rice noodles cooked according to package directions
  • chopped peanuts, chopped green onions, chopped cilantro for serving

Instructions

  • In a slow cooker, stir together chicken, garlic, peanut butter, chicken broth, ginger, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, carrots, and pepper.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 5-6 hours.
  • Before serving, stir together lime juice, a few tablespoons of liquid taken from the cooked mixture in the slow cooker, and the cornstarch, until smooth. Then stir into slow cooker until well combined.
  • If using a slow cooker with a saute function, turn to saute and boil/simmer, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened, about 3 minutes. If slow cooker does not have a saute function, turn to high, and let simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture has thickened, about 7 minutes.
  • Serve over rice noodles, topped with peanuts, green onions, and cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 954mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3597IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg