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Keto Peanut Butter Chicken in a cast iron skillet

Keto Peanut Butter Chicken

Keto peanut butter chicken is a Thai-inspired dish of perfectly tender chicken cooked in a creamy peanut butter curry sauce.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter chicken, peanut butter chicken recipe, peanut butter curry, peanut sauce chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 300kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 teaspoon Ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Ground coriander
  • 16 ounces Boneless Skinless Chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce divided
  • 1 Red bell pepper diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon Minced fresh ginger
  • 3 ounces Onion finely minced
  • ½ cup Natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons Red curry paste
  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Lime juice
  • ¼ cup Chopped fresh cilantro


  • Combine the ground cumin and coriander in a small bowl, mixing together well.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the cubed chicken thighs to the skillet and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of spice mix and 1.5 tablespoons of soy sauce over the chicken.
  • Cook chicken for 5 minutes then add the finely minced garlic and diced red bell pepper continue to stir and cook for 5 more minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Return the skillet to the stove top continuing to heat over medium heat.
  • Add the natural peanut butter, red curry paste, remaining 1 teaspoon of spice mix, 1.5 tablespoons of soy sauce, and chicken stock to the pan and stir together.
  • Add the chicken, onion, and bell pepper to the sauce and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes. Until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken well.
  • Remove from the heat and add the lime juice and chopped cilantro. Stir it into the dish and serve immediately.


Serving: 10ounces | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g