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peanut butter chicken with rice

Peanut Butter Chicken (30-Minute Meal)

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Your family is going to love this delicious Peanut Butter Chicken recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Serve this flavorful dish over steamed white rice or sautéed cauliflower rice. 

  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


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  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or white sugar (leave out for sugar-free diets)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, de-seeded, and sliced into thin strips
  • 1.25 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the aminos, rice vinegar, peanut butter, sesame oil, coconut sugar, and ground ginger. Use a spoon or whisk to stir together. Set the bowl aside while you cook the chicken.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper strips and sauté for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables start to soften. 
  3. Add the chicken, stir, and reduce the heat slightly to medium-low. Cover the skillet and let the chicken cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. When the chicken is almost done cooking, stir in the peanut butter sauce. Keep the lid off and let the mixture cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Serve hot.


  1. Feel free to get creative with the vegetables you use. You can even use a bag of frozen chopped vegetables if you like.
  2. If you’re on a paleo or Whole30 diet, you can substitute almond butter for the peanut butter and leave out the coconut sugar.
  3. You can even use cubed firm tofu instead of chicken if you want a plant-based meal.
  4. If you want an extra kick of flavor, feel free to serve this dish with a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes.
  5. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 298
  • Sugar: 7.2 g
  • Sodium: 395.7 mg
  • Fat: 16.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 25.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.9 mg