Peanut Sauce Chicken

5 from 2 reviews

Peanut Sauce Chicken is baked chicken thighs with garlic and pineapple until golden, and topped with easy peanut butter sauce recipe.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 58 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian



  • 5 lbs (16 pieces) chicken thighs, bone in and skin on*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen (optional)
  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped

Easy Peanut Sauce:

  • 5 tbsp peanut butter, organic or natural
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (I used Bragg’s)
  • 1 tbsp rice (any) vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large baking dish, add chicken, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well to coat evenly and spread in a single layer skin side up. Tuck pineapple pieces in between chicken and bake covered for 30 minutes, uncover and bake another 20 minutes.
  2. While chicken is baking, make peanut butter sauce by combining all Easy Peanut Sauce ingredients in a blender and processing until smooth.
  3. Drizzle peanut sauce over each chicken thigh and garnish with green onions. Serve hot with brown rice, quinoa and/or veggies.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


*Trim chicken of extra fat and skin, or remove all skin. Leftover juices are good for making soup. Can use skinless and boneless thighs.

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