Ginger Peanut Chicken and Coconut Rice

This quick-marinated chicken with ginger, sprinkled over a bed of coconut jasmine dotted with crunchy peanuts and bright, fresh cilantro, will save the day.

This recipe is Weeknight-Fancy SOS.

Weeknight meals are a must-have, but it is a plus when they can feel a bit fancy. It’s a little more elevated. Also, we love frozen pizzas or “OK, popcorn for dinner!” nights. But it’s great when the ease of such a meal can be delicious and also look more difficult than it is. This is the sweet spot that these SOS recipes always aim for.

Bring this little gem together:

  1. Marinate chicken. Must you? No. It’s an excellent way to give your chicken a boost while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Even if you don’t marinate, the flavor will still be there.
  2. Instant rice. Just put everything in the Instant Pot, and voila! Perfect coconut rice.
  3. Let’s caramelize that chicken. Put all the deliciousness into your pan. It’s best to leave the chicken in the pan to caramelize. It’s easier!

It’s as simple as 1-2-3. Once the chicken thighs have been cooked, you’ll add your greens and peanuts. It’s great with a cilantro/green onions blend, but we also love it when done with spinach. What do you like?

Add more peanuts and lime juice, then pour everything over the fluffy, luscious rice. We are with you.

How to make coconut rice (and why it’s heaven)

What else can we say about coconut rice? Other than that…we’ll never stop thinking about it. It’s awkward. Have you tried the SOS favorite coconut rice? Oof.

The Instant Pot (or rice cooker or stovetop, if you prefer) is still the easiest way to make this dish. It doesn’t require any extra effort, but it does add a touch of luxury. It’s really that easy. Coconut milk replaces a part of the liquid in the recipe. The result is amazing. It’s not exactly creamy, but is it velvety? Is it a thing to say that?

It’s so rich and satisfying that you won’t even need to add any extra sauce other than a squeeze of lime for brightness. All of it is so incredibly delicious.

What to serve with this Ginger Peanut Chicken

If you want to add some more green, try some roasted green beans or roasted broccoli. Another of our SOS favorites is this Simple Green Salad. This is a simple, beautiful, and never-fail recipe.

Would you like to put the chicken/rice in a lettuce leaf? You’re brilliant!

Does super-good puppy food qualify as a side dish? It is now.

You’ve already done a lot for dinner, so why not just grab a bag of carrots? Enjoy yourself! You always win. Always.


Ginger Peanut Chicken

  •  1 1/4 pounds Chicken thighs Cut into bite-sized pieces after trimming the fat
  •  1. The —-inch piece is made of ginger. grated
  •  3 Green onions Thinly sliced
  •  Citrus juice and zest of 1-2 Limes
  •  2 Tablespoons Brown sugar
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  •  One tablespoon of Olive oil. You can also find out more about avocado oil
  •  2 – 3 Cloves You can also find out more about the following: minced
  •  1/2 roasted peanuts
  •  1/2 cilantro
  •  1 spinach , bok choy , etc.

Coconut Rice

  •  2 White You can also find out more about jasmine rice
  •  1 1/2 Water
  •  1. You can also read about how to get in touch with us. coconut milk
  •  A pinch of Salt


  1. Marinate chicken: In a stainless steel bowl, combine the chicken, ginger, green onion (white parts), brown sugar, lime zest, Salt, oil, and brown sugar. Marinate the chicken for 20 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Rice: Add rice ingredients to the Instant Pot. Cook at high pressure for three minutes. Then, let the pressure naturally release for 10 to 15 minutes. (It won’t quite be done after 3 minutes. It needs rest time). Release the steam and fluff the rice with a fork. Try not to eat it all! You don’t own an Instant Pot? The notes section has alternative methods! )
  3. Cook chicken: Heat a large skillet on medium heat (cast iron or nonstick work well). Then, add the chicken in batches of 1-2, depending on how big your pan is. Allow the chicken to sit undisturbed in the pan for a few minutes. This will give it a nice caramelization.
  4. Additions: After the chicken has been cooked, reduce the heat and add the garlic and peanuts to the pan. Sauté the garlic and peanuts for 3 to 5 minutes until they are fragrant, and the peanuts are roasted.
  5. Add the green onions, cilantro, and spinach to finish. Add lime juice to the pan and season it with additional Salt and pepper.
  6. Serve over coconut rice! Serve over coconut rice!

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