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One-pan peanut butter chicken

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  • High in protein
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Wheat free
  • Sesame free
  • Lactose free
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free
  • Dairy free

This delicious one-pan peanut butter chicken won’t disappoint. The recipe makes a double batch that you can freeze or twist to make our speedy chicken pad thai (see recipe below).

  • Serves4, with leftover chicken
  • Cook time1 hour 5 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + cooling time
One-pan peanut butter chicken


  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 8 large Coles Australian RSPCA Approved Chicken Thigh Cutlets
  • 1 brown onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup (250ml) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup (95g) Coles Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 300ml coconut milk
  • 2 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander
  • Sweet chilli sauce, extra, to brush

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat the oil in a heavy-based flameproof baking pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 mins each side or until golden. Transfer to a plate. Drain the fat from the pan, reserving 1 tbs.
  2. Step 2

    Heat reserved fat in the pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until soft. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 min or until aromatic. Stir in the stock, peanut butter and tomato paste. Season.
  3. Step 3

    Return chicken to the pan, skin-side up. Bake for 30-35 mins or until cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate. Add coconut milk, sweet chilli sauce and coriander to the pan and stir to combine. Return chicken to the pan. Bake for 5-10 mins or until the sauce is heated through. Transfer chicken to a clean plate and brush with extra sweet chilli sauce. Use 2 forks to coarsely shred half the chicken. Transfer to an airtight container with ¼ cup of the peanut sauce. Toss to combine.
  4. Step 4

    Cool completely. Store in the fridge for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
  5. Step 5

    Season the remaining chicken with pepper and serve.

    Serve with steamed rice, steamed baby broccoli, coriander sprigs and sliced red chilli

Speedy chicken pad thai

Freeze the leftover shredded chicken for another time, or use it to make our speedy chicken pad thai.

Nutrition Information

PER SERVE: Energy: 2594kJ/621 Cals (30%), Protein: 38g (76%), Fat: 50g (71%), Sat fat: 17g (71%), Carb: 5g (2%), Sugar: 5g (6%), Fibre: 1g (3%), Sodium: 300mg (15%)