Creamy Peanut Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this as "Chinese Peanut Chicken" - the cream makes this an inauthentic Chinese dish, but it tastes great. The sauce is very rich, but very simple to make - it's hard to go wrong with this. Time does not include marinating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and pineapple juice.
  2. Dredge chicken in flour, salt, and pepper.
  3. Marinate chicken in soy sauce mixture for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  4. Stir fry chicken in wok and remove from pan.
  5. Combine butter and flour and cook in wok until bubbly.
  6. Add stock and cook until the mixture thickens.
  7. Add cream and peanut butter; stir until peanut butter melts.
  8. Top chicken with peanut sauce and garnish with peanuts and onions.
Most Helpful

I tried this recipe for our poker night, I think the butter and flour were suppose to be like a rhu(?) however the ratio for a rhu is 1:1 and the 1tbsp of butter is not enough liquid to soak up 1 cup of flour on its own. It was more of a paste than a sauce. I did like the flavor and will try it again with my own adjustments to the recipe.

triciakunz March 18, 2010

I cannot wait to try this! I will come back and leave a rating afterward. Our local Chinese restaurant makes the BEST peanut chicken -but it's fried and in a thick creamy sauce like this one, rather than stir fried and in a light sauce. I haven't been able to find a recipe close to it until now. Can't wait to see how it compares. This looks great.

Margi Erickson October 06, 2002