This has become a STAPLE in our household! In my opinion, Thai Peanut Chicken is a recipe that consists of a whole bunch of ingredients that just don’t seem like they could ever taste good together, combined, to make….perfection. Add on the fact that it’s a crock pot meal and this busy mama is IN!
My husband originally found this recipe and I tweaked it to make it a bit more waistline friendly and up our alley!
4 chicken breasts
3/4 cup mild salsa
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp reduced – sodium soy sauce
2 tsp ground ginger (or grated fresh!)
First, start by lining your crock pot with one of these handy dandy crock pot liners!
Then, after trimming the fat off your chicken breasts, place them in the crock pot on top of the liner.
Next, it’s time to put together that tasty Thai sauce that sounds super strange but actually tastes like heaven! Add all of your remaining ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until all ingredients are combined.
Lastly, ladle one big spoonful of sauce over each chicken breast until all 4 are covered.
Time to crock it up!
Now, the original recipe stated that this should be cooked on low for 8 hours. However, my crock pot is a BEAST and I started cooking it later in the day so I put it on high for 2 hours and it was perfect! Know your crock pot! If you will be at work or you are cooking it over night — definitely use your low setting. If you’re like me and forgot to put it together in the morning and you’re making it mid afternoon — use your high setting, just keep an eye on it!
We paired the thai peanut chicken with some simple brown rice and broccoli! I bet this would be SUPER yummy with pineapple as a side…definitely trying that next!