Gluten-Free Spicy Peanut Chicken

John and I love Indian food, Thai food, Chinese food, sushi… well, we just love Asian food in general. But a lot of it isn’t always gluten-free. Bummer.

I’ve been following Budget Bytes for a while now. I’m a bit of a food-blog junky. I admit it. But it’s all good because it means I always have a myriad of new recipes to try. Like this one. It answers John’s and my need for tasty Asian style food that we know is safe and gluten-free and won’t hurt the waist line too much either. It’s the perfect blend of sweet, salty, spicy, and delicious. Super yummy.

We served ours with broccoli. =)

Without further ado:


Gluten-Free Spicy Peanut Chicken


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 inches fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 (14oz) can coconut milk
  • 1/2 c crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce (we use Tamari brand)
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (or to taste) Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 small lime
  • 1 tbsp dried cilantro
  • 4 cups cooked rice


  1. If you don’t have cooked rice on hand, begin cooking it first so it will be ready by the time the chicken and sauce are complete.
  2. To begin the sauce, mince the garlic and then peel and grate the ginger into a large skillet.
  3. Saute both in the vegetable oil over medium heat for about 2 minutes or until they are soft.
  4. Cut the chicken into small pieces (about one inch across). Add them to your skillet and saute until lightly browned and cooked through (about 10 minutes).
  5. Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the coconut milk and peanut butter. Stir gently to combine the two and dissolve any browned bits off of the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, Sriracha, and juice from the lime. Stir to combine and heat through (about ten minutes).
  7. Sprinkle cilantro over top and stir gently just before serving.
  8. Serve over rice.

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