You know those recipes…the ones that you never get sick of because they’re SO good. Well my one-pan peanut sesame chicken is one of those recipes. Every time I make it (which is often), my kids scream for joy, because it’s their absolute favourite. I’m serious… even the child who tends to be a picky eater loves it! And I love it too, because it’s literally one of the easiest supper recipes that I have. You throw some staples into the food processor or blender, pour over chicken, and bake. That’s it!
This recipe calls for either boneless, skinless chicken thighs, or boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I usually do a combo because I like the richness of the thighs, but I find that it’s a bit too rich if I use only thighs. So I slice two chicken breasts in half width-wise, and then use four chicken thighs.
The flavour of the sauce is one of my favourite flavours in the world. The combination of peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic is to-die-for in any recipe, but this one is just perfection every time!
The other thing that I love about this recipe is its versatility. You can either serve overtop basmati rice or quinoa, or you can shred the chicken and make it into salad wraps (with some crushed peanuts and green onion on top).
And the leftovers are just as good, you guys! In fact, it gives time for the flavour to soak in, so that it’s even tastier! I will often make two or three batches and freeze before I cook. On those nights where you don’t feel like cooking from scratch or when you’re pressed for time, you can defrost and cook! I don’t know about you, but these meals are KEY for me, as a busy mom of three! My weeknight one-pan Thai Peanut Noodles are also a hit.
I hope your family enjoys our one-pan peanut sesame chicken as much as we do!
This was way, way too salty for me and I usually love salty food. I had to add lots of cream to dilute the salty flavor. I omitted the honey since I’m trying to avoid sugar. Maybe that made the difference?
Sarah Remmer says
Hi Ellie! Thank you for the recommendations! Did you find it was too much soy sauce?
I made this last week and it was a hit! I used almond butter as that is the only safe nut in our house. I will make this again.
Sarah Remmer says
I’m so happy to hear that, Kimberly! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! Great idea to swap PB with almond butter.