This quick and easy Low Carb Peanut Chicken Skillet recipe is loaded with flavor. Tender, juicy chicken, red bell peppers, and garlic, in a sweet and savory peanut butter sauce, topped with green onions, cilantro, and peanuts. Best of all, this peanut butter chicken only dirties one pan and takes less than 30 minutes.
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Ingredients in Peanut Chicken Skillet
How to Make Peanut Butter Chicken
Step by Step Directions
STEP 1: Season the chicken breasts with a little salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and olive oil. Add the chicken to the skillet and pan-sear until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes each side.
STEP 2: Reduce heat to medium-low and add the red peppers and garlic to the skillet. Sauté for an additional 5 minutes, or until the peppers are crisp-tender and the garlic is fragrant.
STEP 3: In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken stock, peanut butter, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. Whisk until well incorporated.
STEP 4: Pour sauce into skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and let simmer. Let simmer, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until thickened. Sprinkle green onions over top before serving.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
I recommend using a thicker peanut butter. The natural varieties are very oily and do not work well with this sauce.
Some peanut butter is very high in added sugars, making it high in carbs. Just be sure to check the nutrition labels and read the ingredients.
Yes, but I recommend using the thickest almond butter you can find. It may be necessary to reduce the amount of chicken stock in order for the sauce to still thicken.
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** Recipe Originally Posted on March 3rd 2016 - Recipe Updated on April 28th 2022**