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Spicy Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Spicy Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry

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"This is a peanutty stir-fry. Serve over rice. If you want more sauce than this recipe makes, do not double the vinegar."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Mix chicken broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, vinegar, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl until sauce is smooth.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; saute chicken and garlic until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 10 minutes. Add red bell pepper and saute until slightly tender, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir sauce into chicken chicken mixture and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir peanuts into chicken mixture and garnish with green onions.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 16, 2014

I added about 4 oz. of sliced Baby bella mushrooms in wit the chicken and garlic. Also slice the green onions on a bias with some length to them for presentation purposes. Served it with rice made with low sodium chicken stock. Q

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 12, 2014

I doubled all the ingredients in the sauce except for the cayenne and the vinegar, but it was still much too hot for me. I served with ramen noodles. If I make again, I will increase garlic, only put a hint of the cayenne in and use chicken breast instead of thighs.


8 Ratings

Jun 13, 2014

Delicious and very easy to make stirfry! I substituted cashews for the peanuts and red pepper flakes for the cayenne, and it came out great! I like REALLY spicy stirfry, and this did not disappoint. Great recipe!

Jun 11, 2014

I added more garlic and less cayenne powder, loved it!! I'm not a fan of too spicy. Definitely make again!!

May 26, 2014

My husband and I really liked this dish. I neglected to notice the title "spicy" peanut chicken stir-fry...it really is very spicy. I served with rice and that helped cut down the spice some but next time I prepare this dish I will half the amount of cayenne. I also added a little garlic salt to the chicken while it stir-fired. Delicious dish and I will make it again!

Aug 20, 2014

This was an excellent stir fry sauce. I doubled the sauce and used vegetables that I had in the fridge. Onions, garlic, broccoli, red and yellow peppers, mushrooms, snow peas and chicken. I served it over brown rice and we all loved it. I will make it again. Thank you for the great recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 23 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 677 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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