Thai Chicken Recipe -
Thai Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Thai Chicken

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"This recipe was created when we felt like having spicy, Oriental tasting food. It's delicious, and uses bold ingredients such as peanut butter, fresh ginger and sesame oil. Try serving over rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, garlic, ginger and hot pepper sauce. Mix well and place chicken in the bowl, turning to coat evenly. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the brown sugar, stirring until dissolved. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the chicken parts and saute for 5 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Pour in marinade, add the water and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add the peanut butter, stirring well, and simmer for 10 more minutes. Transfer chicken to a serving platter, pour sauce over, and garnish with the chives.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 13, 2004

This recipe was fabulous! I also reduced the soy sauce to 1/3 cup and I cut the peanut butter down to 2 TBSP. I used 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into small strips. I made it an entire meal by adding broccoli, sliced carrots and strips of green bell pepper, along with the onions already listed in the recipe. Will definitely make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 12, 2004

Absolutely dreadful. I am a huge Thai food fan, & I have never tasted anything like this before. Even cutting back to 1/2 cup of soy, this was far too salty. The sauce was an unappetizing mess. What a waste of chicken.

Jul 23, 2006

My husband and I really enjoyed this dish. Took advice from other reviews and used just over 1/3 cup of soy sauce and topped it off with enough water to make 1 cup of liquid. I used 2 large boneless chicken breasts, added 1 cup of fresh broccoli. Used Sriracha chili sauce instead of hot pepper sauce. Loved the heat but would not suggest this dish for small kids. Will definitely make this dish again!

Jan 23, 2003

Now, I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings here but this dish is the worst thing I have ever tasted. I must have done something wrong. I used half of the soy sauce yet eating it felt like swallowing sea water. I'm sorry to say: This is not Thai!

Aug 12, 2003

Man, this chicken was the utter pinnacle of exquisite! I loved each and every bite of its peanut-buttery goodness! My friends and I got ripped, fixed this delightful concoction, and boy was it awesome! We ate it all in like 10 minutes...then we ordered a pizza. The pizza was good too.

Nov 09, 2003

Tasty, but not worth the pot scrubbing! would be good paired up with coconut rice. I might make this again, but it was a bit laborious for the 4 pieces of chicken. I substituted 1/3C of Tamari (like soy sauce, only less salt and I think no MSG--which gives me a HUGE headache!)and added enough water to make the liquid equal 1/2 cup--it was not salty as others have complained, the taste was just right--but what a load of dishes to clean up!

Dec 07, 2003

After reading other reviews, I only used 1/3 C of soy. I also used just 3 Tablespoons of peanut butter, which was plenty. This dish had a nice satay style sauce and was thoroughly enjoyed. Others who ate it rated it 4.5 stars.

Nov 09, 2003

I made this with the full amount of soy sauce requested. Mistake. Definitely cut back on it, possibly to a 1/4 or 1/2 cup, and use water or low sodium broth to make the full cup requested. I loved the peanut butter flavor, and used crunchy peanut butter to add some crunch! (Best part of the experience!) Recipe has potential--definitely need to alter to your taste. :)


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  • Calories
  • 466 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 188 mg
  • 63%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 53.4 g
  • 107%
  • Sodium
  • 3930 mg
  • 157%

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

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