Slow cooker peanut chicken is a creamy chicken dish in a simple peanut sauce finished off with fresh lime juice, making mealtime SO easy and delicious!
Happy almost New Year my friends! I’m stopping by real quick today to share a new favorite chicken recipe in the Serbinski house: slow cooker peanut chicken— topped with fresh cilantro and peanuts! As you know, I’m all for slow cooker shredded chicken recipes. BUT my dynamic toddler duo has decided they like cubed chicken vs. shredded. If anyone has an idea as to why my toddler’s are making the switch, please, I’m ALL ears. Toddler preferences aside, what I love about this recipe is that the boys pretty much devour anything that involves a little peanut butter. And since I used my spicy peanut sauce [without the red pepper flakes] as the base for this recipe, I knew there was a good chance they’d eat it!
Eat it they did. And by eat what I actually mean is that I saw a few pieces go into their mouth. Lots of rice hit their tongues too. And none of the cabbage as you can imagine. But hey, I TRIED! And try is all you can do when your kids go in and out of picky eating phases.
Not a fan of cabbage? Try serving this slow cooker peanut chicken with fresh or frozen broccoli [steamed or roasted]. Or our other favorite green veggie, green beans! And if your family likes it spicy, be sure to keep those red pepper flakes in the recipe.
- 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup peanut sauce
- 2 cups brown rice, cooked
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1 small lime, sliced
- ½ cup peanuts
- fresh cilantro for serving
- Add chicken, onion, and peanut sauce to slow cooker insert. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
- Serve with ½ cup rice and ¼ cup of cabbage per serving. Top with a sprinkle of peanuts and cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
If your in need of a new slow cooker, here’s my FAVORITE! The insert is so easy to clean, which is key for the dishwasher in my house [that’s Ted… if he’s reading this he’ll agree]. What a guy, am I right?! Now if only he could get the boy’s to eat more than 1-2 bites of chicken….