Need a new easy weeknight dinner? Check out this super easy recipe for peanut butter sriracha chicken. It’s a great family friendly recipe because you can add more peanut butter and make it less spicy.
Does this recipe sound familiar?
Maybe it’s because I’ve posted a very similar one in the past.
I may have a bit of an obsession with sriracha. It tastes good on everything, which is why I decided to play around with another dish to make this peanut butter sriracha chicken.
A couple of days ago, Tom requested sweet and sour chicken. I figured it would be no problem until I realized that we were out of soy sauce and sweet chili sauce. Once he suggested Asian, I couldn’t change gears. I wanted some sort of Asian-y chicken and knew I had to make what we had in our cabinets work for us. I had rice vinegar, sesame oil and sriracha sauce. After a few minutes of brain storming I remembered how much I loved the peanut butter sriracha sauce and decided to revisit it on chicken instead of tofu.
This is the recipe that resulted.
Peanut butter and sriracha chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 1/2 C. honey
- 1/2 C. sriracha
- 1/2 C. peanut butter
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 4 tsp. sesame oil
- 2 tsp. rice vinegar
- 4 chicken breasts (cubed if preferred)
- toasted sesame seeds for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add first 6 ingredients together in a bowl and heat in microwave 30 seconds at a time until peanut butter is melted and smooth.
Add chicken to a greased baking dish and pour 3/4 of the sauce over the chicken.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Plate chicken and add the reserved sauce on top. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
It turned out way better than I’d imagined. Cooking the sauce thickened it up and added a whole other element to the original dish. I’m so happy I wasn’t able to stick to the original plan of sweet and sour chicken.
I served this over a salad and with edamame. It would be great with any Asian inspired side dish or over something simple like rice.
Do you ever get yourself in the mood for a certain dish only to find out you are out of the ingredients?