This peanut butter chicken is low in carbs and reduces fat intake by using PB2 instead of regular peanut butter!
This is a super simple dish that I converted from another recipe. The original called for ingredients that, while undoubtedly delicious, would have been a bit tough for diabetics. So I changed up the ingredients and added a tiny bit of my own flare and ended up with a delicious dish I’ll make again and again. It’s fast, easy and tasty. You can’t go wrong!
How To Make Peanut Butter Chicken
This is a super easy dish to make. Simply mix together the sauce ingredients, sauté the chicken and then stir in the sauce to let it thicken and glaze your chicken. Garnish with chopped peanuts and season with salt and pepper as desired. This dish can be done in 30 minutes or less and is packed with delicious flavor.
The trick here is to get the chicken almost completely cooked before adding the sauce, because the longer this cooks once the sauce is added, the less sauce you’ll have in the finished dish. But you do need the heat to get the sauce to thicken. So if you make sure the chicken is pretty well cooked before adding the sauce, then all you have to do is watch for the thickening of the sauce (which happens pretty quickly), and your dish is done!
What To Serve This With:
I made this for my son, so that’s why you see rice in the photos. For people who do not have blood sugar issues, this is a great choice. However, if you DO have blood sugar issues, a bowl of rice with this chicken sort of defeats the purpose. (But if photographs well, so there you go!)
The ways that I have enjoyed this that are lower in carbs and blood sugar friendly are as follows:
- Added to an Asian-style green salad with carrots and green onions and a little green cabbage.
- Served over cauliflower rice (to keep the flavors in check, use a small amount of cauli-rice or the cauliflower flavor will take over)
- By itself served with a side of veggies such as broccoli or even some snap peas and bean sprouts.
- Served over a bed of bean sprouts with a little extra sauce for dressing.
More Diabetic Friendly Chicken Recipes:
- Honey Mustard Chicken (Instant Pot Recipe)
Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe:
Recipe adapted from Mammalew.com.
Peanut Butter Chicken
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp. PB2 (OR 3 tbsp. real peanut butter)
- 1/4 tsp. pure liquid stevia
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. arrowroot powder
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into bite-sized chunks – chicken breast works too)
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/4 cup roasted, salted, chopped peanuts (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a small to medium mixing bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients, making sure to fulling incorporate the arrowroot powder. Make sure it doesn't leave any clumps.
- In a large skillet, warm the oil and brown the chicken on all sides until nearly cooked.
- Pour in the sauce and finish cooking the chicken, stirring the entire time.
- When done, transfer to a plate and top with chopped peanuts for garnish.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve over cauliflower rice for a low carb meal, or over regular rice for those who can have the carbs. This is also great used on a salad.