Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Easy slow cooker Thai Peanut Chicken is infused with a sweet, salty, savory, spicy sauce that is exploding with flavor. You are going to fall in love with this Asian inspired dish. It's perfect for busy weeknights.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword slow cooker asian food, slow cooker chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 516 kcal


  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional, to taste
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts for garnish
  • fresh cilantro chopped, for garnish


  1. Spray bottom of slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange chicken breasts in a single layer on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together peanut butter, coconut milk, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes until combined. Pour sauce over chicken.
  4. Cover with lid and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or on low for 3 to 4 hours (or until chicken is tender - time varies depending on your slow cooker).
  5. Remove chicken from slow cooker and cut into cubes or shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and mix in with the sauce.
  6. Serve hot with additional sauce over rice, rice noodles or a bed of lettuce.
  7. Garnish with chopped peanuts, fresh cilantro, and additional red pepper flakes, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Different slow cookers cook at different levels so please be careful to watch chicken and adjust cooking times according to your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (chicken without rice))
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1027mg43%
Potassium 684mg20%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.