Don’t you dare use a fork. This healthy Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken recipe, especially if you serve it over noodles or zoodles, is just begging to be scooped up with chopsticks. If you’re a peanut butter lover like I am, you will love the peanutty flavor of this recipe. And, if you’re fond of slow cooking, you’ll love it even more. It’s not quite an all-in-one dish, because the noodles cook separately, but it’s definitely close enough for even the busiest of nights.
Because you add the vegetables toward the end of the cooking process, they stay bright and crisp instead of getting limp and soggy.
It’s a great summertime slow cooker meal because it’s not soup or stew, and its outstanding flavor and texture will keep you coming back for more and more. Plus you don’t have to heat up your kitchen just to cook a meal if you use your slow cooker instead of your oven. If you want more ideas for your slow cooker for summer, click here.
This recipe was adapted from dinnerthendessert.com.
- 1 can coconut milk full fat
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger minced
- 1 Tbsp bottled minced garlic
- 3 each boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into chunks
- 1 each red bell pepper diced
- 1 package sugar snap pea pods fresh, not frozen
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 cup peanuts chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
- 4 each green onion thinly sliced
- 1 cup carrot grated
- Add the coconut milk, peanut butter, aminos, honey, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, and chicken to a slow cooker. Mix well. Cook on low for 4 hours, or on high 3 hours.
- Mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Set aside.
- Add the veggies, lime juice, and cornstarch slurry to the slow cooker and stir gently. Cook on high 20 minutes.
- Top with chopped peanuts, chopped cilantro, sliced green onions , and grated carrots. Optional: serve over cooked whole wheat fettuccine, gluten free noodles, or zoodles.
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I highly recommend serving this slow cooker Thai peanut chicken over noodles. Of course you can use gluten-free noodles (look for whole grain), zoodles or whole wheat noodles, and it will be simply superb. If you’re using our online meal planner, just remember to update your shopping list to include your noodle choice.