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Peanut Butter Chicken

Week three of the H-E-B Meal Maker Challenge is here and this weeks featured ingredient is Peter Pan Peanut Butter.

I pretty much knew from the get go, that I would be making a chicken dish for this ingredient.  To me, peanut butter and chicken, just kind of go together and I’m constantly trying new ways and new ingredients to put in my peanut butter sauce.

Peanut Butter Chicken

Because I could only work with seven ingredients and 30 minutes of cook time and preparation, this peanut butter sauce is pretty simple, but oh so tasty!

Peanut Butter Chicken

Yield: 6 or more


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • pinch crushed red pepper
  • salt
  • pepper
  • skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes, if wooden


  • Preheat grill to medium heat. While grill is heating up, thread sliced chicken strips onto skewers. Lay on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper on each side. Place on grill plates at an angle to achieve nice grill marks. Flip after seven minutes or so.
  • In a saucepan on low heat, combine peanut butter, water, soy sauce, ground ginger, minced garlic and crushed red pepper, stirring continuously. It only takes about three to five minutes, so keep a close eye on the sauce. If you overheat, it gets clumpy and doesn’t look very appealing.
  • Once the chicken is done, remove from grill. At this point you can either serve the peanut butter sauce as a dipping sauce or do what I did and serve it over white rice with the peanut butter sauce drizzled over the top.
  • Simply serve over some white rice and you’ve got a quick and easy meal, perfect for the back-to-school season.

    peanut butter chicken

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    About Crystal

    Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


    1. 1

      This sounds really good never would have thought of adding peanut butter to chicken. Thanks for sharing!


    2. 2

      That looks great, I was just thinking of doing some sort of Peanut chicken!

    3. 3

      I’m not too sure about that. I would try it though.

    4. 4

      I love peanut butter and chicken together!

    5. 5

      Oh, and I voted for ya! 🙂

    6. 6

      Looks good. I don’t think I’d like the peanut butter topped on chicken as I only like it on toast, but my hubby would enjoy it!

    7. 7

      I am so going to try this. My kids might think I am nuts but it sounds yummy!

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    9. 9

      Great recipe, Crystal! 😉

    10. 10

      This looks super delicious!

    11. 11

      Sounds super simple!! Love it!

    12. 12

      My husband would love this! Easy and tasty.

    13. 13

      This reminds me of a Thai chicken recipe I make.

    14. 14

      I have never thought of putting peanut butter with chicken. My husband hates peanut butter, but the rest of us love it. I might have to try it.

    15. 15

      I love the idea of using peanut butter in a savory recipe is great!

    16. 16

      I have all these on hand, this is going to be tried tomorrow 🙂 I love the use of very little ingredients.

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    18. 18

      I love Thai inspired dishes like this — my husband used to get it as “street food” in Thailand …. looks so GOOD!

    19. 19

      Yummy! Reminds me of sate! So good!

    20. 20

      Had Peanut Butter Chicken at a Chinese restaurant before..and it was awesome!

    21. 21

      I never would have thought of peanut butter with chicken! I bet my kids would actually eat that. Thanks!

    22. 22

      The peanut butter looks so creamy, I love this recipe!

    23. 23

      I’m not sure I’d cook this but I would try it if someone cooked it or at a restaurant.

    24. 24

      Wow this looks delicious! I love peanut butter!

    25. 25

      got to love a good peanut sauce. Would add a little sriracha (lol add that to basically everything.) This looks yum.

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