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Thai chicken thighs

Thai Chicken Thighs

The Thai peanut sauce is the star of the show in this low-carb weeknight meal.
3.75 from 4 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Chicken, Peanut Butter, Thai
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 428kcal
Author: Laura


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter chunky or smooth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For garnish

  • Fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts chopped
  • 3-4 green onions cut into thin slices


  • Add sesame oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, if necessary, brown the chicken thighs, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside on a platter.
  • Pour chicken broth into the skillet and gently scrape up brown bits from bottom. Add peanut butter to the hot liquid and stir until completed melted. Add soy sauce, lime juice, honey, Sriracha sauce, ginger, and garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
  • Place the browned chicken thighs into the skillet. Cook on medium, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced and thickened.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and pour the sauce over the top. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, chopped peanuts, and green onions, if desired. Serve immediately with extra peanut sauce and your favorite sides.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 1658mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.