SKINNY CROCKPOT THAI PEANUT CHICKEN

by Rachel Schultz on June 10, 2013 · 39 comments

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It’s such a tough balance, because I hate David being sick. The thought of him in pain (even just the discomfort a cold) makes me so, so sad.

This is where the balance part comes in, because there’s a big part of me that also loves taking care of him. Getting him a Red Box, making sure he drinks lots of water, serving him breakfast in bed – it’s all super fun to play the nurturer. (While using an insane amount of hand sanitizer to attempt to not get the same bug.)

This lightened up crock pot thai peanut chicken is what I made today, while doing lots and lots of cleaning as David posted up in bed and watched Captain America. Great nutty, fresh, savory flavor – for sick or healthy days.

Skinny Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken from Rachel Schultz

Skinny Crock Pot Thai Peanut Chicken
Serves 3-4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 red pepper, diced
1 white onion, chopped
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon cumin
Brown rice
Chopped scallions
Crushed peanuts
Cilantro

Place chicken in the base of crock pot. Top with red pepper and onion.

Skinny Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken from Rachel Schultz

In a bowl, mix together peanut butter, lime juice, vegetable broth, soy sauce, and cumin. Pour sauce over chicken.

Skinny Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken from Rachel Schultz Skinny Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken from Rachel Schultz

Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove from slow cooker and serve over brown rice. Top with scallions, peanuts, and cilantro.

Skinny Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken from Rachel Schultz

5.0 from 5 reviews

skinny crock pot thai peanut chicken
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • Brown rice
  • Chopped scallions
  • Crushed peanuts
  • Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in the base of crock pot. Top with red pepper and onion.
  2. In a bowl, mix together peanut butter, lime juice, vegetable broth, soy sauce, and cumin. Pour sauce over chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove from slow cooker and serve over brown rice.
  4. Top with scallions, peanuts, and cilantro.

Modified from Slender Kitchen.

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Laura March 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I noticed the directions say chicken on the bottom, but the picture shows chicken on top of the veggies…. does it make a difference?

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Matt March 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm

One question:

My wife and I have made this three times now and we love it…

No complaints at all! However, I just noticed you say to put the chicken at the base of the cooker with the onion and pepper on top, but the picture is opposite. Which one do you think works better?

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Caryn March 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Will it taste as good using natural peanut butter?

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Larissa February 24, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Do you happen to have the nutritional facts handy?

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Michelle February 4, 2014 at 3:27 am

My husband is super picky and he loved it! Thanks so much for the recipe! It also freezes amazing so I prep it on the weekend, put it in freezer bags then thaw them out the night before using.

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Taylor Hannan January 30, 2014 at 10:40 pm

So I’m giving this 5 stars just because it looks and smells really good so far. However, I noticed that the “sauce” was not really very liquidy at all after an hour and a half or so.. it kind of separated and solidified a bit at the top. I stirred everything around and it looks fine now, but I’m curious if anyone else had this happen? Also, unsalted vegetable broth?

I added in red pepper flakes as well!

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Audrey January 16, 2014 at 5:46 am

What kind of red pepper, like a bell pepper or hot pepper?

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Rachel Schultz January 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Bell pepper!

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Luv What You Do November 4, 2013 at 2:38 am

This looks fantastic! I”m pinning it to my crockpot is my best friend board : )

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Stephanie September 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

If I leave it in the crockpot longer than 4 hours is it going to mess it up? My best friend is at the hospital in labour (so obviously I’ll be going to see her!!) and we have errands to run all day. Would that be ok?

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Ashanti September 24, 2013 at 3:54 am

It shouldn’t as long as your crockpot either turns itself off or keeps the food warm once the set time is done. I’ve left food done and set to warm in the crockpot for half a day and it’s perfect every time!

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Sharidan September 3, 2013 at 4:47 am

This was amazing! It’s the first chicken I’ve cooked in the slow cooker that hasnt turned out dry and grainy. I couldnt help myself and added some garlic and chilli to the marinade – great success!

Thanks again :)

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Rachel Schultz September 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Great! You’re welcome

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Trina Evins August 14, 2013 at 1:58 am

This was delicious! Thanks!

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Rachel Schultz August 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

You’re welcome.

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Tiffany July 22, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Have you ever added coconut milk to make it like a coconut thai curry?? Would that be gross?

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Rachel Schultz July 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Worth a try!

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Claire July 19, 2013 at 10:46 pm

This was delicious! Thank you! I put it on high for 2 hrs!

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Paige July 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

So – super novice cook here – just wondering: what would happen if I swapped extra virgin olive oil out for the vegetable oil? (bad idea? really bad idea?)

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Paige July 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Vegetable BROTH. Oops. Wish me luck. (No seriously, I need it :)

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Rachel Schultz July 15, 2013 at 1:57 am

Sure thing! You can do it!

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Amanda June 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Made this for dinner last night and it was amazing! Thanks for the awesome new recipe! Turned out WAY better than I thought it would! :-) Thanks!

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Rachel Schultz June 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm

You’re welcome! Glad to hear it :)

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Jennifer June 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

This sounds yummy! (and I love using my crock pot! )

Thanks for sharing something a little different than your average crock pot recipe!

I look forward to trying it next week.

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Rachel Schultz June 13, 2013 at 12:39 am

Thanks!

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Rachel Claessens June 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

This looks amazing and so looking forward to making this tomorrow. Beautiful pictures too by the way!

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Rachel Schultz June 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Thanks Rachel!

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