Healthy Asian Peanut Chicken

Happy Monday, guys! I am so excited to share this healthy asian peanut chicken with you – it’s a quick & easy dinner that we have been LOVING lately. Not only is it super satisfying, but it’s also made with just 8 good-for-you ingredients and a sauce that I literally lick from the pan – anyone else feel that way around peanut sauce?! My fave!!

I love to use chicken tenderloins for this recipe, but when I shot it I didn’t have them on hand so I just used a pound of chicken breasts and cut them into chunks! A pound of whatever chicken you want will be great – tenderloins, breasts, thighs…I mean, you get the idea.

Healthy Asian Peanut Chicken

Healthy Asian Peanut Chicken
Serves: 2-4
  • ⅓ c natural-style peanut butter (doesn't matter if it's creamy or crunchy!)
  • 2 T low-sodium organic tamari (I get this at Whole Foods - can be subbed with low-sodium soy sauce)
  • ½ lime, juiced (~2 T)
  • 2-3 T honey (depending on sweetness preference)
  • 1 t coconut or toasted sesame oil
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 1 t chili garlic sauce
  • 1 T water (plus more, if needed, to thin)
  • 1 lb chicken - I prefer tenderloins!
  • avocado oil, for searing
  • for serving: brown rice, chopped cilantro, green onions, lime wedges, peanuts
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet on medium high heat, add a little avocado oil to the pan. Sear chicken tenderloins for about 3 minutes on each side until cooked through. Turn the heat down to low and add the peanut sauce, stirring to coat.
  3. Serve over rice with freshly chopped cilantro and/or green onions, peanuts, and lime wedges


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  • Reply
    Liz Ingraham
    January 31, 2018 at 6:54 am

    My husband would LOVE this! I’m always looking for new, healthy ways to fancy up chicken, so I’m definitely pinning this to try soon!

    • Reply
      February 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      I’m always looking for more things to do with chicken, too! I hope you guys love it!

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