Listen up, foodies! Today, I have a recipe that will make your taste buds dance with joy. I’m going to teach you how to make the best-baked chicken in peanut sauce you’ve ever tasted. Picture this: juicy chicken breast covered in velvety peanut sauce that’s both sweet and tangy. I promise you won’t be able to resist dipping your spoon in for more.
Now, some may shy away from making peanut sauce from scratch because they find it intimidating, but trust me when I say it’s easier than you think. All you need is a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, such as soy sauce, peanut butter, and fresh lemon juice. This recipe combines creamy peanut butter with light coconut milk to create a one-of-a-kind taste sensation that will leave everyone begging for the recipe.
But why stop at just serving this dish on its own? It’s versatile and can be paired with almost anything. You could serve it over rice or noodles, or even add some roasted green beans for the ultimate dinner experience. Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just want to spice up your weeknight routine, this baked chicken in peanut sauce recipe is bound to bring some excitement to your life. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Let me ask you something, do you love butter chicken? Do you crave Thai peanut chicken? Well, what if I told you that this recipe will give you the best of both worlds? That’s right, my Baked Chicken in Peanut Sauce Recipe is exactly what your taste buds want.
Firstly, this recipe is easy and quick to make. You don’t need to be a master chef to nail it. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together, add the chicken, and bake. It’s that simple! And let’s be honest here, who doesn’t love a quick and easy dinner idea?
Secondly, the flavor is out of this world. The richness of peanut butter mixed with the creaminess of coconut milk creates an explosion in your mouth that you won’t forget. Plus, who doesn’t love fresh cilantro on top? And if you’re worried about the spice level, don’t worry – my recipe lets you control that factor.
Lastly, this recipe has versatility. You can substitute chicken thighs with chicken breasts or wings. You can even skewer the chicken and grill it for a different twist on a classic dish. This recipe is perfect for hosting guests or for a family-friendly dinner.
Overall, if you’re a fan of peanut sauce dishes or enjoy dishes like butter chicken and want to try something new and delicious tonight. Look no further than my Baked Chicken in Peanut Sauce Recipe.
Let’s dive right into the ingredient list for our delicious Baked Chicken in Peanut Sauce Recipe. Make sure to gather all of these items before getting started, so you can enjoy a seamless cooking experience. Here’s what you need:
- 1 lb chicken (breasts or thighs)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 3 tbsp peanut oil
- ½ c Light coconut milk
- ¼ cup Peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- Juice from 2 fresh lemon
- 1 tablespoon Rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Brown sugar
- 4 Garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons Fresh ginger, minced
- Optional: fresh cilantro for garnish
Some of these ingredients may seem unusual or difficult to find, but don’t worry, most of them can be easily found at your local grocery store. If you want to create an exquisitely-flavored dish that will impress your guests and loved ones, make sure not to skip any of the essential flavors.
The Recipe How-To
Let’s get down to business and create the masterpiece – Baked Chicken in Peanut Sauce Recipe.
Step One: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Step Two: In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 can of light coconut milk, 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and juice from 2 fresh lemons.
Step Three: Add in 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and the same amount of minced ginger into the peanut sauce. Mix until everything is well combined.
Step Four: For chicken lovers, add in 2 lbs. of chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces, into the bowl of peanut sauce. Mix until everything is fully covered.
Step Five: Lay out the chicken pieces onto a sheet pan and bake for around 20 minutes at 400°F (200°C), or until it’s cooked internally at 165°F (75°C).
If you can’t get enough of that baking life, preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C) if you want it to cook faster. Have smaller chicken pieces? Reduce your cooking time to around 15 minutes instead. Always ensure that your food is cooked thoroughly before consumption – undercooked poultry is bad for business.
Serve this delightful chicken dish over some steaming hot rice or with a side of green beans stir fry for some added crunch!
Substitutions and Variations
Listen up, folks. If you want to take this recipe to the next level and make it your very own, there are some killer substitutions and variations you can try out. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different ingredients to find what works best for you.
Want something a bit healthier? Swap out the chicken breast for some chicken thighs, or go for a leaner cut of meat like chicken wings or drumsticks.
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try using different nut butters instead of peanut butter. Almond butter, cashew butter or even sunflower seed butter can all work their magic here.
Not a fan of cilantro? No problemo. Swap it out for some fresh parsley, basil or mint.
In terms of spices, feel free to kick up the heat with some red pepper flakes or cayenne powder. If you’re not into spicy food, stick to milder flavors like garlic powder and paprika.
And let’s not forget about the vegetables. You can toss in some sliced bell peppers, diced onions or even broccoli florets to add some color and texture to your dish.
Last but certainly not least, don’t forget about pairing options! This dish pairs well with rice, quinoa or noodles. But for something a little lighter, try serving it over a bed of steamed green beans or asparagus.
Have fun experimenting with all these substitutions and let your imagination run wild!
Serving and Pairing
Get ready to taste the sweet and salty deliciousness of this baked chicken in peanut sauce recipe. This recipe can be served as a main dish, and it pairs perfectly with white rice or quinoa. The nutty flavor of peanut butter will complement the fluffy white rice or nutty quinoa. Dare to make your meal even more exotic by pairing it with some steamed edamame beans or stir-fried green beans.
For an adult party, create a Thai inspired menu by pairing this baked chicken peanut sauce recipe with a Tom Kha Gai soup and roasted peanuts on the side. If you have vegetarians attending your party, prepare a vegan Pad Thai using tofu instead of chicken. Top it off with some crispy egg rolls, and your guests will be in heaven!
If you’re looking for a characterful beverage to serve alongside this tasty dish, I recommend serving up a few Thai Basil margaritas or Thai iced tea. You’ll love how the soft, velvety texture of the cocktail pairs with the nutty flavor of the sauce.
Finally, if you are baking this chicken in peanut sauce for an evening soirée and need to add to the excitement factor, serve it on skewers as a tasty appetizer! Place skewers of marinated chicken peanut sauce in front of guests during cocktail hour and have them conveniently placed throughout the party place for later snacking.
You can also go one step ahead by fixing up an entire grilled chicken topped with butter soy sauce and peanut sauce separately on skewers – this adds variety and options for guests during the evening’s feast!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now, let’s talk about how to make this dish in advance and store it for later use. This Baked Chicken in Peanut Sauce Recipe is perfect for meal-prep, as it can be made ahead of time and stored easily.
Once the chicken peanut sauce is baked and cooled down, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Just be sure to reheat it properly before serving.
To reheat the chicken peanut sauce, simply microwave it for 1-2 minutes until hot, or heat it up on a stove top over low-medium heat until heated through. If you find that the sauce is too thick after storing, you can thin it out by adding a bit of water or coconut milk.
If you want to make this dish even more convenient, consider making a batch of the peanut sauce ahead of time and storing it separate from the chicken. You can keep the sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks or freeze it for up to three months. When you’re ready to use it, simply reheat it while making fresh chicken to go with.
You can also make this dish in bulk and store individual portions in small containers or freezer bags for lunches, quick dinners or on-the-go meals. To thaw frozen chicken sipcoe lang hours ahead of time by leaving it in your fridge or defrost small portions by microwaving them before reheating.
Overall, this Baked Chicken in Peanut Sauce Recipe is a flexible recipe that frames perfectly well across all meals without compromising on quality. So don’t hesitate to make ahead and enjoy at your convenience!
Tips for Perfect Results
Now, let me share with you my tips for achieving perfect results with this baked chicken in peanut sauce recipe. Believe me when I tell you that these tips can make a huge difference in the final outcome of your dish.
First, make sure to season the chicken well with salt and pepper before coating it in flour. This step helps to enhance the chicken’s natural flavor and gives it a crispy golden exterior once baked.
Secondly, use low-sodium soy sauce and adjust the amount based on your preference for saltiness. The peanut butter and butter soy sauce already add a lot of flavor, so you don’t want to overdo it on the salt.
Thirdly, don’t skip the lemon juice. Fresh lemon juice helps to cut through the richness of the peanut sauce and adds brightness to the dish.
Another tip is to use light coconut milk instead of regular coconut milk if you want a lighter version of this dish. It will still taste just as delicious without all the added calories.
When it comes to baking, preheat your oven to 400°F and bake your chicken for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. If you’re using chicken thighs instead of breasts, cook them for an extra 5-10 minutes.
For those who love spice, feel free to add some red pepper flakes or chili powder to jazz up the peanut sauce.
Lastly, allow your baked chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps the juices redistribute and gives you a tender piece of meat.
By following these tips, you’ll have a delicious and tender Thai-inspired baked chicken in peanut sauce recipe that is sure to impress your guests at any dinner party or just satisfy your cravings for something quick and easy at home.
As I conclude this recipe article, I hope that I have convinced you to try out this mouth-watering Baked Chicken in Peanut Sauce recipe that is sure to please your palate. This easy-to-prepare dish is a perfect centerpiece for any party or gathering that you will host, and your guests will undoubtedly be impressed by its unique flavors and aromas.
With its rich and creamy peanut sauce, flavored with soy sauce, lemon juice, and fresh cilantro, this chicken recipe has all the elements of a classic Thai peanut chicken dish but with a slight twist. The light coconut milk and low sodium soy sauce make it a healthier option than traditional butter chicken recipes without sacrificing flavor.
Whether you’re using chicken wings, drumsticks, skewers, or breasts, this recipe is versatile enough to be adapted to suit any taste preference or dietary restrictions. And with the option of making ahead and reheating for later use, it’s also a perfect make-ahead meal for busy weeknights.
To conclude, whether you’re an experienced home cook or just starting out in the kitchen, this Baked Chicken in Peanut Sauce recipe is an excellent choice for you. So go ahead and give it a try, and let me know how it turned out!
Baked Chicken in Peanut Sauce Recipe
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) packet a taste of thai peanut sauce mix
- 1 (13 2/3 fluid ounce) can a taste of thai coconut milk
- 4 lbs bone-in chicken
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon vegetable vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
- light coconut milk, may be substituted
- Prepare Peanut Sauce according to directions on package. Set asice.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Salt and pepper chicken.
- Dredge in flour until evenly coated.
- In large nonstick skillet, heat oil. Brown chicken very well. Drain on paper towels.
- Put chicken in baking dish so that they are snug but not on top of one another.
- Pour Peanut Sauce over chicken. Cover. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover. Baste and bake an additional 15 minutes.
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