Prep for flavorful Slow Cooker Thai Chicken in Peanut Sauce is quick—just mix five ingredients, pour over chicken, and cook in the slow cooker. Garnishing with peanuts and cilantro adds the perfect flavor and texture.
Place chicken in slow cooker. Mix together all other ingredients except peanuts and cilantro and pour over chicken.
Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours depending on your slow cooker, stirring occasionally. Serve over white rice and garnish with peanuts and cilantro.
Preparation option: Peanut sauce is delicious on vegetables, so you could add slices of colorful bell peppers and onions to the slow cooker at the beginning of cooking. Throw in 2-3 cups of spinach in the last half hour or so and this is a complete meal with no sides needed.
To freeze: Prepare the sauce in whatever quantity needed for the number of dishes you want to freeze. Freeze the sauce in a separate container and put it together with the chicken in the freezer, then place the instructions and ¼ cup chopped peanuts with them. Label with: Easy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken in Peanut Sauce: Thaw. Place chicken in slow cooker. Cover with sauce and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 3-4 hours depending on your slow cooker. Stir occasionally. Serve over white rice and garnish with 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro and ¼ cup chopped peanuts.