Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken is a unique and extraordinary Crock Pot dinner recipe!

It feeds a crowd and is perfect served over cooked Jasmine rice or noodles.

Extra saucy and extra delicious with some Asian flavor vibes 🙂

ingredients for the peanut chicken recipe

How to make Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

First cut 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs into 1 to 2 inch pieces and put them into your Crock Pot.

Also dice an onion and mince some fresh garlic, add those to the slow cooker with kosher salt and pepper.

chicken onions and garlic in the crock pot

Then make the sauce with a can of coconut milk, cup of peanut butter, 3/4 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup honey, some sriracha, lime juice, and grated ginger.

Whisk this until combined.

The peanut butter and coconut take some time to become one with the sauce, so it does take a minute or two.

mixing the peanut sauce in a bowl

Next pour the sauce over the chicken.

It may seem like a ton of sauce, but remember we are serving this over rice.

pouring the sauce into the crock pot

Give it a little stir and set your slow cooker Crock Pot to low for 6 to 8 hours.

chicken in the crock pot before cooking

It would be good just like this, but I am adding some leafy green goodness to add some extra nutrients and vitamins.

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken before adding spinach

Roughly chop a 10 ounce bag of fresh spinach and stir it in.

adding spinach to the slow cooker before stirring

And let it slow cook on low for another half hour or so.

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

Serve Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken over Jasmine rice or noodles 🙂

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

I also added some chopped peanuts to add some texture and more peanut-iness.

And more sriracha because I do love my spice 🙂

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

Leftovers are just as good the next day!!

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

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Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken is an easy Crock Pot dinner recipe so good served over rice with chopped peanuts!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword best, Chicken, Crock Pot, Easy, peanut, Recipe, rice, Slow Cooker, Slow Cooker Meals, Thai Recipes, TikTok
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 8
Calories 544 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces
  • 1 onion diced
  • 6 to 7 cloves garlic minced
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • 1 14 ounce can coconut milk (shake before opening)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grated ginger or ginger paste (optional)
  • 1 10 ounce bag spinach roughly chopped
  • Optional: cooked Jasmine rice or cooked noodles, chopped peanuts, more sriracha, green onion


  1. Put the chicken, onion, garlic, kosher salt, and pepper in the slow cooker.

  2. Put the coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, sriracha, lime juice, and ginger (if using) in a bowl and whisk until combined, which may take a minute or two.

  3. Pour this mixture over the chicken, stir, and turn the slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours.

  4. About 30 minutes before serving stir in the spinach, it will cook down a lot, stir a few more times.

  5. Serve over rice or noodles with chopped peanuts, more sriracha, and/or green onions if desired.

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