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Peanut chicken and rice

Peanut chicken and rice

Time to make: 
35 mins
Total cost: 
$10.46 / $2.60 per serve
(at time of publication)
Health information: 
Low fat
Low kilojoule


Instructions and steps: 

Step 1 Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Cook the chicken slices until sealed (slightly brown) then set aside. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook till soft. Return the chicken to the pan and mix in the tomatoes, peanut butter, curry powder and thyme and mix well to disperse the peanut butter through the mixture.

Step 2 Add the chicken stock and bring to the boil. When the mixture is boiling stir in the salt and rice. Return the mixture to the boil then cover and reduce the heat. Cook for 20 minutes on low, then check to see if all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Serve with a salad or green vegetables.

About this Recipe

Recipe by: 
Photography: Joanna Wickham
First Published: 
October 2007

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Average: 4.4 (11 votes)

9 Comments. Add yours

cheesemayo says:

Great, easy favourite. This is so simple to make and really tasty. I usually split this recipe into about 5-6 portions as it's quite filling. I like things with a bit of spice so add a teaspoon of chilli powder for an extra kick.

This is so yum, I love it and it's so easy as well. I cook it in a rice cooker because I had problems with it burning onto my pots, it cooks up nicely in there.

ratahie says:

This is the new Family favourite! So quick and easy with cupboard ingredients. Have passed the recipe onto my family who all love it - try using chilli tomatos for an extra flavour kick!

ThGoodLife says:

Just mJust made this for dinner with a few adjustments and was fab! Definitely adding it to my cook book. I added red lentils instead of rice and also added some corn and beans then served on a small pile of couscous which you can either take or leave. Very satisfying and you can pretty much add whatever extras you want.

Made this for dinner last night and it was SO yummy I couldn't really believe it was healthy. I agree with ratahie, it's awesome that almost all of the ingredients are things you would always have at home. We used smooth peanut butter since that's what we always have at home. Loved it. I'm already sharing it.

stargirl589 says:

Was yummy and quick. Didnt use Thyme, but still good. Used uncooked capsicum and beans as a bit of "crunch"

Quick and easy and all in one pan. I added a couple chilli's and chilli flakes too, as me and the hubby like some heat. I also added in some peas and green beans in the last few minutes of cooking to bulk it out. Yum.

Full ingredient list: 
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati or jasmine rice
  • 1 large pinch thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional information (per serve)

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Nutrition information is given per serve
*NS: not specified