Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
15 minutes

Total Time:
30 minutes


Peanut Chicken with Rice

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Indulge your taste buds with this rich and flavorful Peanut Chicken with Rice recipe. This dish blends nutty peanut butter perfectly with tangy, sweet and spicy notes. This culinary masterpiece is a feast for the palate and a visual delight with a vibrant array of healthy vegetables.

The creamy peanut butter forms the heart of the dish, providing a rich and velvety texture to the sauce. Its natural nuttiness creates a satisfying base for the flavor profile. Dry roasted peanuts add a crunchy texture, and cilantro brings freshness and herbaceous notes. These toppings provide a finishing touch, adding layers of texture and flavor.

Lime juice adds zest that enhances the aroma and brightens the overall dish, contributing to a well-balanced flavor. Garlic, a culinary cornerstone, brings depth and complexity to the peanut sauce and the stir-fried chicken and vegetables, creating a savory foundation for the dish.

Broccoli, carrots, peppers and onions bring a satisfying crunch and complement the protein-rich chicken. Cucumber adds a refreshing crispness, while sweet peas contribute sweetness to the recipe.

The hot sauce and crushed red pepper introduce a gentle heat that complements the honey's sweetness and the peanut butter's creaminess, adding a subtle kick to the recipe. Add more creaminess to the dish by adding milk to the peanut sauce, enhancing its smooth texture.

The honey contributes a natural sweetness to the dish, perfectly balanced by the umami notes of soy sauce. This sweet-savory combination elevates the overall taste, creating a well-rounded sauce. A touch of ground cinnamon adds warmth and depth, enhancing the overall aromatic profile of the dish without overpowering the other flavors.

Enjoy this Peanut Chicken with Rice recipe with friends and family. The healthy ingredients and flavorful seasonings and sauces will make this meal memorable.


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together peanut butter, lime juice, 1 clove minced garlic, hot sauce, milk, honey, soy sauce, cinnamon and crushed red pepper. Cook over medium heat until bubbling.           
  2. Slowly add water until desired consistency. Reserve.           
  3. Prepare rice according to package instructions.           
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add chicken and cook for 6 minutes.            
  5. Add remaining oil, 2 cloves garlic, broccoli, carrot, peppers and onion and sauté for 3 minutes.            
  6. Add peas and cook for 3 minutes.           
  7. Add peanut sauce to skillet with chicken and vegetables. Add cucumber and toss to coat. Serve over rice.           
  8. Sprinkle with peanuts and lime zest. Garnish with cilantro.           

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa,
ALDI Test Kitchen