Freezer Skillet Peanut Lime Chicken

Freezer Skillet Peanut Lime Chicken

Thai food typically contains a combination of five flavor elements; sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy. This Peanut Lime Chicken combines all of this flavors into a simple meal that your entire family will love. Not only is it versatile in its cooking methods (you can throw it in the crock-pot or a skillet), but it’s also translate well with a variety of sides. We love it with rice or  rice noodles. It’s also delicious piled high on top a mountain of steamed vegetables.

Yields 6 servings


  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, cubed
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • juice of 3 limes (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, stems removed
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger or ginger paste
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Slow Cooker Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Skillet Direction

  1. Add all the ingredients to a large pan.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

To Freeze and Cook Later

Label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and use-by date (three months from when you prepped the meal).  To your freezer bag, add all ingredients.  Remove as much air as possible, seal, and freeze for up to three months.  When ready to cook, thaw in refrigerator overnight or in morning in water and and then follow cooking instructions above.

Serve with your favorite rice or rice noodles and steamed vegetables like broccoli, edamame or peppers.