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Keto Thai Baked Peanut Chicken

Eating should be an adventure, so why not take your taste buds on a low-carb culinary vacation to Thailand with this simple recipe? Pack your bags and take off for flavorful destinations with this delicious Keto Thai Baked Peanut Chicken recipe!

Pieces of keto thai baked peanut chicken on a plate with a dish of peanuts and slices of lime to the side.

Thai cuisine is full of delicious, sweet, savory, spicy, and complex flavors. That is what makes Thai food so irresistibly special. You will want to devour every tasty note of this easy Thai-inspired keto meal!

This sensational Keto Thai Baked Peanut Chicken brings the delicious Thai flavor in droves! It is loaded with wonderful hints of peanut, sesame, soy sauce, and ginger, making for a flavor you will not forget!

The taste is so over-the-top delicious that you will hardly believe there are only 4 net carbs per serving in this amazing chicken!

Whether you know and love Thai food already or are just getting to know it, you will love this recipe. This dish is a great introduction to Thai food because of its fantastic balance of familiar and new flavors, and super easy cooking methods.

Even your kids will want to try this nutty meal, so get ready to serve up something exciting with this Peanut Chicken recipe!

Keto Thai Baked Peanut Chicken Ingredients

Keto Thai Baked Peanut Chicken Ingredients

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs: Chicken thighs have so much delectable, juicy chicken flavor. They are an affordable way to bring lots of tasty poultry flavor without cooking the whole bird.

Natural Peanut Butter: Natural peanut butter is the key to keeping this dish low-carb. The natural version of this pantry staple has no added sugars or flavors so you get a deliciously clean peanut taste without extra carbs.

Sugar-Free Honey: This easy ingredient adds a touch of floral sweetness without adding any unwanted sugar.

Coconut Milk: Unsweetened coconut milk brings a touch of creamy flavor to this luscious abled chicken dish.

Garlic: Minced garlic has a balanced savory and sweet flavor that makes the mouth water for more. When it is matched with peanuts you cannot lose!

Rice Wine Vinegar: Thai cuisine takes every part of flavor into consideration, including acid. That is why rice wine vinegar is a must-have to bring the bright acidic note this recipe needs.

Soy Sauce: Soy sauce is a great way to bring salty, fermented flavor to this nutty dish.

Oyster Sauce: The incredible oceanic flavor of this condiment adds a funky, brininess that really stands out in the best way possible.

Ginger Paste: Ginger paste is a great way to add zesty ginger flavor to this decadent baked dish.

Sesame Oil: Sesame oil has an unstoppable toasty, nutty flavor and aroma that will leave you wanting more of this creamy, saucy, keto dish!

Green Onions: Freshly chopped green onion brings a zesty onion crunch to this savory, nutty meal.

Lime Slices: A little lime as a garnish is a great idea. Limes look great on the plate and they allow you to add more citrus as needed.

Peanuts: Chopped peanuts are the ideal garnish to add a little crunch to the finished plate.

Keto Thai Baked Peanut Chicken On Baking rack fresh from oven

How to Make Keto Thai Baked Peanut Chicken

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken and all the ingredients except the green onions, limes, and chopped peanuts.
  2. Allow the chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven.
  4. Place the chicken on a lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown and fully cooked.
  5. Serve the chicken topped with a sprinkle of green onion and chopped peanuts with lime slices on the side.

Expert Tips

The mixing bowl is a great way to bring the chicken marinade together, but if you want an even quicker cleanup, try combining the marinade and chicken in a heavy-duty food storage bag. You can seal the bag and shake or massage the mixture together, then put it right into the fridge, and when you’re done toss the mess!

Soy sauce can be a little salty for some people, especially those with heart conditions. If you want to cut the saltiness, try low-sodium soy sauce, and if you want to cut the soy altogether, try coconut aminos for a similar but soy-free flavor.

If you cannot find oyster sauce, fish sauce makes a wonderful substitute.

Remember that this recipe uses a marinade to make it taste so yummy, so plan ahead and time things out accordingly. You can marinate the chicken thigh for anywhere from 4 hours to 24 hours.

Wide view of Pieces of keto thai baked peanut chicken on a plate with a dish of peanuts and slices of lime to the side.

Serving Ideas

You will love eating this flavorful keto chicken any day of the week! The marinade and baking method make this recipe quick and easy enough to fit into any schedule.

The best part of serving this chicken is that it always pleases a crowd! It’s the perfect recipe for everything from family meals to weekly meal prep!

Make these baked peanut chicken thighs into a meal by pairing them with a great keto side dish. These flavors shine with cold fresh salad or they dazzle on top of low-carb zoodles. It will also go well with some Keto Mashed Cauliflower.

Storing Suggestions

Storing this Thai dish is a cinch. Just allow the chicken to cool and transfer it to an airtight container. Refrigerate the chicken thighs for up to 4 days.

To reheat the leftover chicken quickly, pop it in the microwave and heat for up to 2 minutes. If you have a little more time you can warm the thighs up in an air fryer or warm oven.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How Long Does This Recipe Take?

A: The preparation for this dish only takes a few minutes, but then it needs to be marinated for at least 4 hours before baking for 35 minutes. It’s very easy to prepare the marinade one night and then return to bake it the next night.

Q: How Many Servings Does This Make?

A: This recipe makes about 5 tasty servings of chicken thighs.

Q: Can I Eat the Leftovers Cold?

A: Yes! When stored properly, this chicken tastes great warm or cold for up to 4 additional. That is why it’s a great choice for keto meal prep!

Pieces of keto thai baked peanut chicken on a plate with a dish of peanuts and slices of lime to the side.

Keto Thai Baked Peanut Chicken

You absolutely have to try this incredible Keto Thai Baked Peanut Chicken recipe. Not only is it delicious, but it's also incredibly healthy and perfect for anyone on a ketogenic diet. The flavors are out of this world, and with low-carb ingredients, it's a guilt-free indulgence. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on the amazing incredible taste of this mouthwatering meal. Give it a try and thank me later!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 278 kcal


  • ¼ C. Natural peanut butter
  • 5 Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 C. Coconut milk unsweetened
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar free honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Oyster sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Sesame oil
  • ¼ Cup Chopped green onions
  • 2 tsp. Ginger paste
  • Lime slices for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped peanuts


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the chicken into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the other ingredients with the exception of the lime slices, chopped peanuts and green onions into the mixing bowl. Mix together well to combine.
  • Marinate the chicken for 4 hours or more.
  • Place on a rack on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Garnish with green onions, lime slices and chopped peanuts before serving if desired.

Estimated Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 4g

Know that estimated nutrition facts are just a guideline and will vary depending on any variation you make or brand you use from what we have listed.

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