Keto Thai Spicy Peanut Chicken With Asian Slaw

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    8 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    18 min

Keto Thai Spicy Peanut Chicken With Asian Slaw

185 ratings

Do you love Thai food? This Thai-inspired chicken dish is a little spicy, a little nutty from some peanut butter, and tossed with fresh herbs. A cool and creamy Asian slaw is paired on the side to combat any heat from the chili sauce. You can have your lunch or dinner ready in 20 minutes or less! You can double this recipe for 4 days of meal prep as well.

Can I substitute any ingredients?

Make this recipe gluten-free by substituting the soy sauce for tamari or a gluten-free soy sauce.

  • Net Carbs

    3.9 g

  • Fiber

    1.6 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.5 g

  • Protein

    47.4 g

  • Fats

    19.4 g

394 cals

Keto Thai Spicy Peanut Chicken With Asian Slaw

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  • Packaged Salads Fresh Favorites Colorful Coleslaw by Dole

    Packaged Salads Fresh Favorites Colorful Coleslaw by Dole

    1 cups

  • Salt


    0.25 teaspoon

  • Rice Vinegar

    Rice Vinegar

    1 teaspoon

  • Mayo


    1 tablespoon

  • Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds

    ¼ teaspoon, whole pieces

  • Lime Juice, Fresh

    Lime Juice, Fresh

    1 wedge - juice from one wedge or slice

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

    10 ounce

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    ½ tablespoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    0.25 teaspoon

  • Peanut Butter

    Peanut Butter

    1 tablespoon

  • Sambal Oelek Paste Of Chili by Rooster

    Sambal Oelek Paste Of Chili by Rooster

    1 tablespoon

  • Soy Sauce

    Soy Sauce

    2 tablespoon

  • Cilantro


    ½ tablespoon, chopped

  • Basil


    4 leaf

  • Lime Juice, Fresh

    Lime Juice, Fresh

    1 wedge - juice from one wedge or slice

Recipe Steps

steps 7

18 min

  • Step 1

    In a bowl, combine the slaw mix, salt, vinegar, mayo, sesame seeds, and first amount of lime juice. Set this slaw mixture aside for later, giving the salt time to draw out the juices.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Trim any unwanted fat from your chicken, and chop the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Heat the olive oil in a medium sized pan on medium-high heat. Toss in the chicken and black pepper, and cook these ingredients until the chicken just cooks through.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Use a wooden spoon to move the chicken the the outer edges of the pan and turn the heat to very low. Place the peanut butter, chili sauce, and soy sauce in the exposed center of the pan.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Let the heat melt the peanut butter slightly, then stir and combine the chicken and sauce into a consistent and creamy mixture.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Finally, chop the cilantro and basil and toss these with the chicken.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Serve the hot chicken with the cool slaw and two lime wedges. You can add extra cilantro as a garnish at your discretion. Enjoy!

Comments 28

  • Lilhop

    Lilhop a month ago

    This was so much better than I thought it was going to be! The slaw and chicken are so delicious together, they really compliment each other!

    • ztaturf

      ztaturf 4 months ago

      I used liquid aminos in place of soy sauce- 2/10 do not recommend - too salty! I used cream cheese in place of heavy cream mentioned above -10/10 highly recommend. I absolutely WILL make this again and either use soy sauce or about 1/3 the aminos. I also added some chopped yellow pepper. The slaw is amazing (and I normally don’t like slaw). I did add truvia sweetener after a taste test.

      • Crashtest Cook

        Crashtest Cook 2 months ago

        Most of the time liquid amios have added sugar too. Well, the ones around here do.

    • SplendidKetone984011

      SplendidKetone984011 a year ago

      Tasty and real easy. However the app says that this is 6 total carbs but in the carb manager cookbook it is listed as 10 total carbs. I have stay under 20 total (not net) for day so this makes a huge difference. Could you clarify which is accurate please.

      • FavorableAvocado622254

        FavorableAvocado622254 a year ago

        Really tasty and easy to cook. I used chilli flakes as based in the UK, so some ingredients wasn't available here. I pan fried Cavlo Nero in garlic and ginger oil as a side instead of the slaw.

        • Sam

          Sam a year ago

          This was paired so nicely. The simple cool slaw and the hot chicken. Next time I would double the amount of sambal oelek, but I really like spice.

          • Jtenhoeve

            Jtenhoeve a year ago

            This was absolutely fantastic! I added just a bit of cream to make a sauce like someone had suggested and served over cauliflower rice. The cole slaw was tasty as well. My husband's remark after his first bite was "oh yeah!". I'll be making this often!

            • aly7son

              aly7son 2 years ago

              Wow this was delicious! I'm sure the original recipe was just as good, but I made some tweaks for my own personal reasons which I want to share. 1st, since my husband doesnt like mayo, I used a chopped Asian salad Kit.I know those are loaded with carbs but I used half of the salad with 1/4 of the dressing and crunchy's. This cut down the carbs considerably. 2nd, I used cooked chicken that I had on hand. I added it after the sauce was hot to warm it up. 3rd, I doubled the sauce recipe and at the same time used used soy sauce and chili sauce to my taste, sampling it with the cooked chicken as I added a little more of each until just right. I stirred in the cooked chicken, let it warm slowly on low until the sauce was bubbly, then served it with the previously prepared salad. Really tasty. Next I will try serving it over zoodles. Yum!

              • The Bald Patriot

                The Bald Patriot 2 years ago

                My wife loved it! A tad too spicy for me, next time I might use half the amount of chili, and like someone else said maybe a touch of cream or maybe try coconut milk to make an actual sauce. Flavor of everything was great, thanks for the recipe, it’s a keeper!

                • Kimmy.B40

                  Kimmy.B40 2 years ago

                  Does this actually have 47g of protein per serving? That would be great but seems pretty high

                  • Desirose131

                    Desirose131 2 years ago

                    I took into consideration what everyone was saying out the slaw. It was very mayonnaisy, so I ended up adding a bit more cabbage, I did add two packets of splenda because it was so sour, but after those changes it was much better! I used Sriracha for the chili sauce and it turned out so good!!! I did end up watering it down a bit because it was really thick, topped it on the slaw and it was delicious! I also used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and it wasn’t to salty at all:)

                    • ExcellentRadish877063

                      ExcellentRadish877063 2 years ago

                      Love this. I just add a little single cream to the sauce otherwise it can be a little dry. Good with cauliflower rice

                      • Holloway0101

                        Holloway0101 2 years ago

                        The chicken was the cat’s pajamas! Slaw was good too but might tweak it a little or try cauliflower rice

                        • FabulousArugula193895

                          FabulousArugula193895 2 years ago

                          I’ve made this twice in a week. People love it. It’s a winner!

                          • GorgeousKale153

                            GorgeousKale153 2 years ago

                            First time making this but not the last! Took about 40 minutes to make even with kids running around. I will try to double the recipe to make a few more dinners/lunches as there are a lot of ingredients and clean-up.

                            • SydnieC

                              SydnieC 2 years ago

                              So good!!! Will definitely make it again. I recommend making a cauliflower rice or something similar to go with the chicken. I doubled the slaw recipe and it still wasn’t much for a side by itself.

                              • Useitdontloseit

                                Useitdontloseit 2 years ago

                                10/10 will make it again! YUM!!

                                • TriciaLV3000

                                  TriciaLV3000 2 years ago

                                  The chicken is nice and spicy. Slaw needs some tweaking.

                                  • RousingArugula717560

                                    RousingArugula717560 2 years ago

                                    I have made this before but I add garlic and ginger. I reduced the amount of soy sauce by half as it can make the dish too salty. Love it and easy to make.

                                    • Nicibarber

                                      Nicibarber 2 years ago

                                      It’s really saying something when this recipe is my 11 year olds favorite dinner. Before y’all come for me He’s definitely not keto. This is probably my favorite keto meal. We make it once a week. Works well as a meal plan dish as well.

                                      • Kellz85

                                        Kellz85 2 years ago


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                                          • UnbelievableRadish403182

                                            UnbelievableRadish403182 2 years ago

                                            Even my roomie (who is DEFINITELY not keto) loved it, and went back for seconds. I told him he had to leave a little for my lunch tomorrow!

                                            • TeeKay69

                                              TeeKay69 2 years ago

                                              It turned out great even with the few swaps I made because of what I had on hand, including: chicken thighs; Kewpie Mayo; a lower carb Peanut Butter; and Ayam Red Curry Paste for the Sambal.

                                              • Desirose131

                                                Desirose131 2 years ago

                                                Oh I’ll have to try the curry paste, that sounds so good!

                                            • Aliciajayne82

                                              Aliciajayne82 3 years ago

                                              OMG!!! Sooooo good. Definitely making this many more times

                                              • MarvellousRadish782339

                                                MarvellousRadish782339 3 years ago

                                                Very tasty! I used cutup chicken thighs and they were very tender. The recipe was pretty easy but removing the fat from the thighs and cutting into 1 inch pieces was time consuming. I think I will try ground turkey or chicken next time to save time.

                                                • Ginngrl

                                                  Ginngrl 2 years ago

                                                  Seriously gonna complain about cutting up chicken