Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

Peanut Butter Chicken is cooked succulently and drizzled with Chinese chilli oil, served it on a bed of lemon rice and you are set. This is a perfect recipe for your weekday dinner.

Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe
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When the heart wants Indian but the tastebuds want a bit more what do you do? You make peanut butter chicken, douse it with Chinese chilli oil, serve it on a bed of lemon rice and you are set.

Tip for the health conscious – increase the portion size of the chicken and go easy on the rice. It is really all about portion control and of course some physical activity on a daily basis. Eat real, stay real, stay healthy!

Serve Peanut Butter Chicken with Lemon Rice on its own or as a side dish along with Srilankan Chicken Curry and Tawa Paratha for a weekend meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Chicken recipes such as

  1. Chicken Mapas Recipe
  2. Spicy Pepper Chicken Recipe
  3. Chicken Bharta Recipe

Cuisine: Asian
Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


3 Servings


  • 300 grams Chicken breasts , boneless
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 3/4 cup Chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter , smooth
  • 1 tablespoon Chilli oil , (can be substituted with 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoon Oil

How to make Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

  1. To begin making the Peanut Butter Chicken recipe, heat oil in a large skillet, add onion and stir until translucent.

  2. Once the onions are soft and translucent, add the chicken pieces; cook until chicken starts to turn white.

  3. Add chilli oil, followed by salt and pepper. Keep the heat on medium through the whole process and continue stirring.

  4. The entire process should take 5-7 minutes. Add tomatoes, chicken stock and let it simmer on low heat until the chicken is tender.

  5. When the chicken is tender, stir in peanut butter, stirring continuously until mixed thoroughly and the sauce starts to thicken.

  6. If the sauce is too thick, you could add some more chicken broth or hot water or if its not thickening, add some more peanut butter. Give it a stir and when the chicken is done, serve hot.

  7. Serve Peanut Butter Chicken with Lemon Rice on its own or as a side dish along with Srilankan Chicken Curry and Tawa Paratha for a weekend meal.

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