This Thai Chicken & Rice Skillet w/ Peanut Sauce is a simple, delicious, one-pan meal done in about 30 minutes. Loaded with chicken, rice, peppers, carrots, just to name a few things. Then topped with a delicious peanut sauce. So, so good!
(Originally published September 28, 2020)
You should all know by now how much I love skillet meals. I’ve professed my love for them many, many times. They’re simple to make, are super versatile and always so delicious.
This Thai Chicken & Rice Skillet with Peanut Sauce was a hit at our house. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how it would go over with my boys that are still at home. Turns out I worried for no reason because they loved it, especially Taylor. He declared it five times blog worthy and inhaled it in about 53 seconds.
This is so fast and easy to throw together. It’s hearty and filling and the perfect quick and simple weeknight meal.
Serve it with some fresh fruit and/or a green salad and you have a fantastic meal.
CAN I USE CHICKEN THIGHS INSTEAD OF BREASTS?
I haven’t tried this with chicken thighs because I’m not a huge fan of them, but I don’t see why you shouldn’t be able to use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts in this recipe.
HOW TO MAKE THAI CHICKEN & RICE SKILLET . . .
- Sauté the chicken in a skillet with sesame oil and soy sauce.
- Next, add the carrots, cabbage, red bell pepper, rice, soy sauce and lime juice. Simmer for 15 to 18 minutes or until rice is tender and all the water has absorbed.
- Add the spinach and more soy sauce. Drizzle with homemade peanut sauce and chopped honey roasted peanuts and enjoy!
OTHER SKILLET MEALS YOU WILL LOVE. . .
Recipe Source: Skillet meal adapted slightly from Spoonful of Flavor, peanut sauce from 5 Boys Baker.