Cilantro-Ginger Chicken with Peanuts


Peanut, ginger, soy, and sesame flavors transport this quick chicken skillet recipe to Asia.

Cilantro-Ginger Chicken with Peanuts
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 teaspoon peanut oil

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup honey-roasted peanuts

  • 2 - 3 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup sliced green onion

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 4 cup finely shredded napa cabbage or 2 cups hot cooked brown rice

  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. In a large heavy skillet heat peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add peanuts, ginger, and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

  2. Add green onions, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil to skillet. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro.

  3. Serve chicken mixture over cabbage. If desired, top with additional cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
10g Fat
8g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 28.9mg 145%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 617mg 13%
Folate, total 47.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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