Thai Peanut Chicken

Thai Peanut Chicken



4 servings


  • 4 Crescent chicken drumsticks
  • Minced garlic: 1 tbsp
  • Peanut Butter: 1/4 cup
  • Coconut Milk: 1/2 cup
  • Flour: 1/4 cup
  • Red curry paste: 1 tbsp
  • Soy sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Lime juice: 1 tbsp
  • Cayenne pepper: 1/2 tsp
  • Palm sugar/brown sugar: 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • For garnishing
  • Spring onion: 2 tbsp
  • Toasted sesame seed: 2 tbsp
  • Honey: 1 tbsp


  1. Wash and clean the chicken drumsticks. Pat them dry with kitchen towel. Take the flour in a zip lock bag and drop the dry chicken pieces in the bag. Shake the bag vigorously to coat the drumsticks with flour neatly. You can also use any shallow mixing bowl instead of zip lock bag and toss drumsticks in flour. Remove drumsticks and place it on a plate side by side.
  2. Take a medium mixing bowl and beat peanut butter in it for 1 min. add rest of the ingredients except coconut milk and beat for another 30 secs. Now add coconut milk little by little and whisk slowly. When the mixture will turn to smooth puree with pouring consistency, stop adding coconut milk. Adjust seasoning. Pour half of this sauce on flour coated drumsticks and keep them covered for 10 mins. Take rest half of the sauce in a nonstick sauce pan and allow it to simmer on low flame. Don’t bring it to boil otherwise the sauce will curdle. Once the sauce starts to thicken remove from flame and allow it to cool a bit. The sauce will be thicker when cooled completely and a bit darker in color. Transfer to sauce bowl for serving before it’s completely cold.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C. If you wish to oil spray the baking pan go for it, but for nonstick baking pans it’s not necessary.
  4. Place the sauce coated drumsticks on nonstick baking pan. And bake for 20 mins at 200 degree C. After 20 mins flip the sides of drumsticks and pour the remaining sauce on it and send back to oven to bake for 15 more mins. Check the drumsticks with a skewer, if it’s done keep them on wire rack for 5 mins to let it be cold enough to handle or else bake for additional 10-15 mins.
  5. Once drumsticks are nicely done, coat each pieces with honey while drumsticks are hot. It will give a nice caramelized color. If you don’t prefer honey you can skip this part. Sprinkle the chopped spring onion and toasted sesame seeds on top.​

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