Thai Peanut Chicken

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This Thai Peanut Chicken is a really spicy dish, so be ready for some heat! The peanuts, bamboo shoots, and corn give this dish added texture and flavor.

Thai Peanut Chicken

This Thai Peanut Chicken is a really spicy dish, so if you can’t take the heat, this is not the dish for you. We usually eat it with a a tall glass of milk to cool our mouths between bites. The taste is worth the heat, this dish is so peanuty and good!

Why Thai?

In the last several years there seems to have been a surge in the popularity of Thai cuisine outside of those with Thai ancestry. Part of the global world we live in, it seems. There are so many amazing foods in different cultures, it’s such a blessing to have them available no matter where you reside. But what it is about Thai food that makes it such a popular cooking style?

For many, it is the blend of strong and distinct flavors that make Thai food stand out from the crowd. In any given dish you have sweet, bitter, sour and salty all dancing together and making your taste buds come to life.

Another popular aspect of this cuisine is its overall healthy attributes and the fact that these dishes are relatively simple and easy to make. Thai foods are often steamed or stir fried, so many of the ingredients’ healthy properties are retained. There is also room for so much variety in this style of cooking.

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With so many benefits moving Thai food up the popularity chain, here are a few more recipes you may want to try.

How to make Thai Peanut Chicken

Thai Peanut Chicken

5 from 3 votes
This Thai Peanut Chicken is a really spicy dish, so be ready for some heat! The peanuts, bamboo shoots, and corn give this dish added texture and flavor.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4



  • Thoroughly cook the chicken in a large fry pan in some of the peanut sauce.
  • When chicken starts to brown add all the baby corn and bamboo shoots and the rest of the sauce from the bottle.
  • When the vegetables are cooked, add the peanuts and cilantro and simmer a little longer.
  • Serve over rice or cooked and drained ramen noodles.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 32gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 805mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was so good! Even better with adding extra fresh chopped cilantro as a garnish to our plates. Will be making this regularly. Such an easy recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m a huge fan of Thai food. Having eaten Thai food while traveling in Asia I thought how fresh and tasty all their dishes were. And yep, they come with some heat. This recipe reminds me of how simple a lot of their dishes are to prepare and how delicious they turn out. I couldn’t find the particular peanut sauce you used but the one I used made this dish outstanding.