Peanut ginger chicken Recipe

Peanut ginger chicken


  • 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • A part of ginger, chopped and minced. (Alternatively, you can use pre-prepared minced ginger, about 2 tablespoons of that.)
  • 1/2 lb of chicken breast or 2 chicken breasts, cubed.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Water
  • Parsley flakes or fresh parsley

How to make Peanut ginger chicken

Easy recipe that can be done in minutes... seriously.

  1. In a bowl, prepare the peanut butter sauce. Add the peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and olive oil together to get a nice paste.
  2. In the pan, heat it up with some olive oil and fry the chicken with the ginger and the garlic. Continue until the garlic is cooked.
  3. Add the sauce and stir it around till it is coated all over the place. Add about 1/4 of water and mix. Cover it on low heat for 5 minutes, covered. To keep it saucy, keep adding some water. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  4. Remove from heat once cooked, add on top of rice and sprinkle some parsley on there.

  • buster74
    buster74 says

    this looks absolutely yummy....i will make it for dinner tonight :)

  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    why thank you. tell me what you think.

  • kation
    kation says

    I just made this for dinner! You're right, it is pretty quick. I forgot to add in the ginger while cooking but i sprinkled some on top afterwards (sorry, no real ginger here), and i also added another tablespoon of peanut butter to the sauce. chunky peanut butter goes really great! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    Glad it worked out for you, Kation. :) It's such a quick recipe AND most of the ingredients are in the pantry anyway!

  • buster74
    buster74 says

    Thankyou jaylene for a great recipie!!! I made it for my wife and I, it was a hit! This will definately be a weekly dish :) Oh, I added capsicum (peppers) and shallots as I felt guilty for not using any vegetables. Thanks again.

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    Looks so good! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    @Buster74: Hahaha. glad you guys liked it. i served this with some salad or something on the side of rice and stuff... but next time ill try adding veggies. @iconsam: youre welcome! :) hope you try it

  • Poppa
    Poppa says

    Definitely trying this, the photo is making me drool. Undignified I know. :

  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    hahaha yay. :D tell me what you think!

  • kation
    kation says

    i tried this recipe again tonight (just couldn't get enough of it) and i figured out a better way to mix the peanut butter sauce: sugar first, then peanut butter, and then the olive oil to 'dissolve' the peanut butter. then add the vinegar and soy sauce and you're good to go. the sauce didn't mix that well last night so it was bothering me. thanks for the recipe! it was just as delicious the second time around. :D

  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    delicious :)

  • gatesjd
    gatesjd says

    I don't mean to bastardize your recipe, but I threw in a tablespoon of red curry paste while simmering the dish on low—and I'm pretty sure I'm going to make this again for dinner tonight! Too easy, and very tasty! Thanks

  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    no problem. :p do whatever you like, some people changed some variations of the recipe anyway. glad you liked it anyhow.

  • dulcienotdarcie
    dulcienotdarcie says

    i made this the other night and it was absolutely delicious! thanks for sharing it :) i think i might make it again tonight :)

  • FoodieB
    FoodieB says

    Wow - this looks amazing! We will be making this for dinner this week. Thanks for sharing!

  • mcearlgrey
    mcearlgrey says

    Just finished a plate of this. We thought it was amazing, wish I'd made more. I used ginger powder instead of the minced fresh stuff.

  • hijobay
    hijobay says

    this is a great recipe that's easy to build off of! i doctored mine up with red onion, yellow bell peppers, fried tofu, and a few curry leaves (adds a little depth to the peanut flavor). thanks for posting!

  • katrinaviolet
    katrinaviolet says

    I really liked this! I added julienned red bell pepper and some spinach leaves (to wilt) and then added chopped roasted peanuts on top to finish it. Thanks for the recipe!

  • flipgator
    flipgator says

    thanks J...this is so easy to make, i love it!!!! my kudos to you...

  • choccycake
    choccycake says

    This looks great - thanks for sharing!

  • EnigmaCooks
    EnigmaCooks says

    I made this for my family tonight and Everyone loved it, including my 2 year old daughter and picky eater wife. Thanks so much for the great recipe!

  • halogenic
    halogenic says

    That was really yummy. Many thanks!!!

  • Caduceus
    Caduceus says

    I made this last night. It was perfect and delicious. Thank you.

  • Giusi
    Giusi says

    Thank you Jaylene, this was soo good that I had to login just in order to be able to thank you! I changed the recipe a little bit as follows: Honey instead of brown sugar, some tahini (since my peanut butter was nearly over), himalayan salt instead of the "normal" salt, rice vinegar instead of the "normal" vinegar and cilantro instead of parsley (which I did not have.) Fantastic recipe!

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