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Thai Peanut Chicken Bake

This Thai Peanut Chicken Bake recipe is simple and delicious. Marinate the night before and make a busy weeknight dinner easy!

Thai Baked Peanut and Lemongrass Chicken

On a busy weeknight there is just nothing better than making a dinner that is fast, simple, and delicious. My favorite way to do this involves a sophisticated method of putting a bunch of stuff in a baking dish and throwing in the oven. Voila! Dinner is served.

I know you love these kind of recipes, too, because one of the most popular recipes on here is for Baked Greek Chicken, which is just as easy as this Thai Peanut Chicken Bake!

This recipe requires a *teensy* bit of forethought on your part, because it tastes best if you’ve let the chicken marinate for about 8 hours before you pop it in the oven. So your best bet would be to throw all this stuff in a zipper-close bag, go to work, then come home and pop it in the oven. If the idea of adding an extra 15 minutes on to your morning sounds like torture, just do it before bed. An extra-long marinading sesh won’t hurt anything.

This Thai Peanut Chicken Bake recipe is simple and delicious. Marinate the night before and make a busy weeknight dinner easy!

This recipe calls for Lemongrass, but if you can’t find it you could leave it out and squeeze a bit of fresh lime juice over the top as you serve it. When I can find lemongrass at the supermarket I buy lots of it and keep it in the freezer.

This Thai Peanut Chicken Bake recipe is simple and delicious. Marinate the night before and make a busy weeknight dinner easy!

You could even prepare all of the ingredients in a freezer safe zipper-close bag, toss it in the freezer, then just let it thaw and marinate in the fridge overnight before you cook it the next day. Super easy!

Just serve this chicken with a bit of rice on the side and garnish with some cilantro leaves or chopped scallions.

This Thai Peanut Chicken Bake recipe is simple and delicious. Marinate the night before and make a busy weeknight dinner easy!

Here’s the Recipe!

Thai Peanut Chicken Bake recipe is delicious!

Thai Peanut Chicken Bake Recipe

This Thai Peanut Chicken Bake recipe is simple and delicious. Marinate the night before and make a busy weeknight dinner easy!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 8 hrs
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 8 hrs 25 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 311kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

For the Sauce
  • 1 c. unsweetened canned coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce - optional
  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha
For the Chicken
  • 3 large boneless - skinless chicken breasts, cut into thirds
  • Half of one large onion - chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper - chopped
  • 3 stalks fresh lemongrass
  • Green Onion or Cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Place the chicken pieces, onion, and bell pepper into a large zipper-close baggie.
  • Remove the outermost layer from the lemongrass stalks. Use a meat tenderizer or other heavy object to whack the stalks a few times to bruise them and release their oils. Add the stalks to the zipper-close baggie. Pour in the prepared sauce. Marinate 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Transfer the contents of the zipper-close baggie to a 9" x 13" glass baking dish. Cover with foil.
  • Bake, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Garnish with cilantro or green onion and serve with jasmine rice.
Nutrition Facts
Thai Peanut Chicken Bake Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
311
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
51
mg
17
%
Sodium
 
780
mg
34
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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  1. Wow-uh! Somehow, this recipe needs to be featured EVERYWHERE! Seriously, it was soooooooo good. Now a top contender for my favorite TWK recipe….everyone needs to make this!!! These flavors are so incredible, and I want to eat the entire thing…this is so good, I am sooooo glad I was looking for a 30 minute recipe and clicked many pages to get to this!!!! EXCELLENT!