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Quick Peanut Chicken Stir Fry

It takes just 30 minutes to put this delicious peanut-buttery stir-fry on the table. Kids will love the flavor, and adults will like how quickly it comes together. For a spicier dish, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced sweet red pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Hot cooked rice


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in 1-1/2 teaspoons oil for 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  • Stir-fry onion and peppers in remaining oil for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; stir-fry 3-4 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken; heat through. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 328 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1021mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • erinn624
    Dec 6, 2019

    Found this recipe while browsing through an old issue of simple

  • Foodismydevil
    Jun 3, 2015

    I don't know what peanut butter you used tried twice with jif and planters both time uneatable followed recipe to a tee. Have a Chinese shop down the road with this sauce it is unbeatable. Guess I gotta have it there.

  • Komaple1
    Mar 4, 2015

    It took way longer than 30 minutes to make with prep time. But it was delicious

  • jetchick24
    Mar 17, 2013

    I have made this recipe many times since finding it! It's a quick and easy meal that is very tasty. I like a lot of veggies in my dishes so I also add fresh broccoli and califlower to it. If I am in a hurry I add frozen stir-fry veggies. Great for leftovers too!

  • usgenes_caZ7
    Jan 21, 2012

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  • HDMom08
    Jul 23, 2011

    We have made this a couple times and it tastes great and is easy make. We make it to take to others for dinner.

  • Brums
    Jun 28, 2011

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  • mummytothree
    Aug 29, 2010

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  • Blkpnthrprincess
    Feb 19, 2010

    I doubled up on the sauce except for the peanut butter. This is a great recipe. I made it twice in one week.

  • kristinmh
    Oct 4, 2009

    It was okay fresh, but I wasn't even tempted by the leftovers.