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Ginger chicken is stirred with a wooden spoon while cooking in a cast iron skillet.

Peanut Ginger Chicken

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Marinate: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American, Asian


A mouthwatering Ginger Chicken recipe smothered in a sweet-and-sticky ginger soy glaze dotted with roasted peanuts. Try this Asian-inspired chicken recipe that cooks up in a skillet in under 20 minutes!


  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3 limes
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Rice to serve


  1. Marinate the chicken: In a large bowl combine chicken, ginger, zest of 1 lime, juice of 3 limes, soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, honey, garlic, and salt.
  2. Stir to combine and coat the chicken evenly. Allow the chicken to marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Cook chicken: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the chicken to the pan, with a few tablespoons of the marinade. Stirring occasionally, cook until done and browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  4. Once all the chicken is cooked, add it all back to the pan with 1 cup of the remaining marinade. Allow this to cook on medium-high for 3 – 4 minutes until most of the marinade has evaporated, stirring frequently. Add the chopped peanuts, and cilantro into the pan, stir and cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Serve over rice if desired.


Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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