Low-Carb Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Low carb slow cooker Thai peanut chicken is a great meal to make ahead of time. It’s delicious, drop-dead easy to make, and sure to please the whole family!

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

WHAT IS LOW-CARB SLOW COOKER THAI PEANUT CHICKEN?

Thai peanut chicken is a delicious dish that revolves around chicken and a peanut sauce of some kind. There are several commercial peanut sauces available for sale but they are full of artificial flavorings and ingredients.

This recipe, however, calls for a simpler solution using peanut butter and chicken broth to create a delicious peanut sauce for the chicken.

Add a few other ingredients such as red or yellow pepper (or both), gluten-free tamari sauce (tastes like soy sauce), and garlic, and you’ve got a wonderful hot meal ready as soon as you get home from work!

If you love Asian-inspired dishes, this is definitely one you need to add to your lineup!

LOW-CARB THAI PEANUT CHICKEN INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand.

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup tamari sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
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  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • *optional* chopped peanuts for garnish

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to go!

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER PEANUT CHICKEN

  1. Add garlic, peanut butter, chicken broth, chicken, zucchini, tamari sauce, sweetener, and red pepper to slow cooker
  2. Stir to combine all ingredients
  3. Cook on low for 4 – 5 hours or on high for 2 – 3 hours
  4. A half-hour before you are going to serve, add in lime juice and cilantro
  5. Serve, top with chopped peanuts, and enjoy!
Low-Carb Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

CHOOSING A GOOD PEANUT BUTTER

Since peanut butter is a necessary ingredient in this recipe, it’s very important to choose a tasty, delicious peanut butter that doesn’t come with added ingredients or sugars.

In today’s world, there are seemingly endless choices when it comes to peanut butter. You can find it in your local grocery, online, and even fresh-made versions at regional farmer’s markets.

Here are a couple of thoughts on how to choose the best peanut butter for this recipe.

NATURAL VERSUS REGULAR, NAME BRAND

Especially among the name brand peanut butters, the label “natural” has become more prevalent in recent years.

For some brands, it’s unclear exactly what this designation means, as the label still contains unnecessary ingredients.

For others, this means no added sugar or no artificial ingredients.

As a rule, you’ll want to aim for natural peanut butter if available, but make sure to do a little in-store research by checking labels first. Don’t forget to not only check the ingredient list but the nutritional value as well.

As always, you’re looking for the lowest carb, least amount of added ingredients product as possible.

REAL NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER

There are other, lesser-known brands that make true natural peanut butters.

Unlike the larger name brands, these are almost always just ground peanuts and salt. You can easily spot these as the oil separates from the ground peanuts.

Because of this, you’ll have to take time to stir the peanut butter to reincorporate the oil. Otherwise, the peanut mixture will be very thick, dry tasting, and hard to cook with.

Real natural peanut butter is the best option, so if you are ok with a higher price (no filler ingredients, after all) and mixing these brands are definitely for you.

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

HOW TO STORE PEANUT CHICKEN

Storing leftover peanut chicken is very simple and easy!

Simply place your leftovers into an air-tight storage container and keep in the refrigerator. Our favorites storage dishes are these rectangle glass food storage containers.

If the leftovers haven’t been eaten in 4 – 5 days, it would be best to discard any leftovers after this time.

REHEATING LOW-CARB THAI PEANUT CHICKEN

There are two main methods by which you should reheat your peanut chicken leftovers.

We quickly discuss both of these methods below so you can enjoy your leftovers for another meal!

IN THE OVEN

The best (though not the quickest) way to reheat your leftovers is in the oven.

Using an oven to reheat meat-based dishes is the best way since it heats slower. This helps to not dry out the meat and helps it be juicier.

To do this, preheat your oven to 350˚F and place whatever leftovers you want to reheat inside.

Heat for 10 minutes before removing to check the temperature of the leftovers. Continue to heat until the desired temperature is reached.

Remove from the oven (carefully) and enjoy!

IN THE MICROWAVE

The obvious method is to use the microwave.

It will get the leftovers heated up quickly and you’ll be ready to eat in no time.

However, anytime you microwave meat, you are running the risk of making the meat tough and drying it out.

Microwave your leftovers in 30-second increments until they reach your desired temperature. Eat and enjoy!

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

WHAT TO EAT WITH PEANUT CHICKEN

This delicious low carb, Asian inspired dish can be paired with any number of other recipes. You might want something else Asian or something sweet to finish off the meal!

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

For more ideas, check out our recipe index.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE SLOW COOKER THAI PEANUT CHICKEN

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Low-Carb Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken


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Low-Carb Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Low carb slow cooker Thai peanut chicken is a great meal to make ahead of time. It's delicious, drop-dead easy to make, and sure to please the whole family!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup tamari sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • *optional* chopped peanuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add garlic, peanut butter, chicken broth, chicken, tamari sauce, sweetener, and red pepper to slow cooker
  2. Stir to combine all ingredients
  3. Cook on low for 4 - 5 hours or on high for 2 - 3 hours
  4. A half-hour before you are going to serve, add in lime juice and cilantro
  5. Serve, top with chopped peanuts, and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 329Total Fat 17gCarbohydrates 8gProtein 32g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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4 Comments

  1. Diane Sanders

    Cannot wait to try this. I have all of the ingredients at home. Tomorrow nights dinner for sure. Thank you.

  2. Is there zucchini in this recipe? It’s not listed in the ingredients but is mentioned in the instructions. Sounds good but a little confusing. I would like to try it.

    • Logan Childress

      Our apologies, the zucchini wasn’t supposed to make it to the final version of the recipe. You could still use it, however, as some recipes do call for it. I’ve edited the recipe to remove the zucchini from the directions list.

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