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Thai Chicken Rice Skillet

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  • Author: Jodi
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


  • 3 chicken breasts (about 2 lbs), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage (*see note)
  • 1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • Chopped honey roasted peanuts (for garnish)
  • Sriracha (*optional)

Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons hot water (or more if you want it thinner)


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet.  Add one tablespoon soy sauce and chicken to pan and cook until no longer pink and begins to turn golden brown on some pieces. Stir in the garlic and cook another minute or two.
  2. Add rice, water, lime juice, carrots, cabbage and bell pepper to the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 15 to 18 minutes or until the rice is tender and water has absorbed. 
  3. Add spinach and remaining 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, stir and cook for an addition three to five minuted. Season with salt and pepper and more soy sauce to taste if desired.
  4. Drizzle with peanut sauce and chopped honey roasted peanuts. Drizzle with some sriracha if you want a little kick. (seriously so good!)

Peanut Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl add the peanut butter, brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce garlic, sriracha and hot water in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth.


  • If you love peanut sauce like I do, you might want to double the recipe. You’ll most likely have some left, but just store it in the fridge and use it for other things. 
  • I like to use a prepackaged coleslaw mix, super easy to and then I don’t have to cut my own cabbage.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Main Dishes