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Chicken breast covered in a peanut sauce on top of a bed for rice.

Easy Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Chicken

As a nutritionist, I love an easy, versatile dinner that's tasty, healthy and super easy. This Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Chicken fits the bill! You can use chicken breast or chicken things, and creamy or crunchy peanut butter. Enjoy!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 367 kcal
Author Amy Rains


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast or chicken thighs

For the Peanut Butter Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup GF Tamari Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos*
  • 1/4 cup honey**
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced

For Serving:

  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Place chicken breasts into your slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients: peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, chicken broth, and garlic cloves. Sauce will be slightly lumpy, but make sure it's well incorporated. Pour on top of chicken.

  3. Set your slow cooker to cook on low for 6 hours. You can check on it at the 4 hour mark to see if it can easily shred. If not, let it continue to cook until the 6 hour mark.

  4. Serve over rice with roasted vegetables and be sure to top your chicken with the sauce. Add optional crushed red pepper, lime juice, and cilantro on top.

Recipe Notes

*If using coconut aminos, you will most likely not need the honey as the coconut aminos is already sweet.You can stir the sauce together in a bowl beforehand and taste it to determine if you want to use any honey.

Recipe adapted from Parade Magazine:

Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 390mg17%
Potassium 738mg21%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 571IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.