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Thai Peanut Skillet Chicken

Thai Peanut Skillet Chicken is flavorful, easy to make, and only dirties one skillet (and a bowl for mixing the sauce up).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: peanut skillet chicken, thai
Servings: 8
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs


  • 1/2 cup thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbs reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs creamy peanut butter natural is best
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs oyster sauce or hoison if you can't find oyster
  • 1 Tbs Ginger paste found in the fresh produce section by the herbs usually
  • 3 Tbs lime juice
  • 1 tsp Sriracha


  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Whisk together all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Turn stove on to medium-high heat, and melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet.
  • Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes . Flip and repeat on the other side.
  • Spoon thai peanut sauce over the top.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until chicken reaches internal temp of 165 degrees F.
  • Turn oven on to broil.
  • Broil 2-3 minutes until caramelized and crisp.
  • Garnished with peanuts and freshly chopped cilantro, if desired, and serve!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 653mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.4mg