Peanut Chicken Curry

This peanut chicken curry is an absolute must try if you love curries with rich flavors.

Gluten-Free Peanut Chicken Curry

I make use of a homemade curry paste that I highly recommend using for this recipe. With that said, you can also use store-bought red curry paste instead.

No curry is complete without a good naan bread. Luckily, you can quickly make gluten-free naan bread right at home. You won’t need a massive amount of ingredients, and the result is gorgeous.

Plain white rice is a perfect accompaniment to go with this delicious curry. If you feel like doing something a little different then you can try some cauliflower rice. It is a much healthier alternative to regular white rice and surprisingly easy to make.

There are a ton of alterations that you can make to this recipe. Be sure to check out some of the cooking tips further down the page if you’re interested in making some adjustments.

You’re able to find the full written recipe right below. It will take you through how to make this delicious gluten-free meal.

Peanut Chicken Curry Recipe

Peanut Chicken Curry with Naan Bread
Prep time
15 Minutes
Cook time
45 Minutes
Total time
1 Hour



  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 8 chicken thighs cubed
  • ¾ cup red curry paste (see below)
  • 400ml (13.5 oz.) coconut milk
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter

Curry Paste

  • 2 Tbsp dried red chillies crushed
  • 2 onions roughly chopped
  • 3 tsp. garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. lemon rind
  • 2 tsp. shrimp paste
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. turmeric, ground
  • 1 tsp. black pepper, ground


  1. Firstly, blitz together all the curry paste ingredients until it's a smooth paste.
  2. In a frypan over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp oil.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and cook until translucent.
  4. Next, add the curry paste and cook until fragrant (2-5 minutes).
  5. Add the chicken and cook until browned.
  6. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar and the peanut butter.
  7. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • You can also do this curry in the slow cooker. Slow cooking is perfect if you want to get the curry cooking early in the day.
  • Homemade curry paste is excellent but can be time-consuming and pricey if you have to buy all the ingredients. You can easily replace the homemade curry paste with a store-bought one instead. Just make sure it is gluten-free.
  • If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, then you can replace this with crushed peanuts. You may need to add a bit more than half a cup.
  • The longer you simmer this chicken peanut curry, the more the flavors will develop. Just make sure you keep an eye on this as it can get incredibly thick and start to dry out.
  • If you love the flavor of peanuts, then you can always add some more peanut butter. I would avoid going over one cup as it can start to overpower the curry paste.

Nutritional Information

If you require the nutritional information of this gluten-free peanut chicken curry, then you can find it right below. Please keep in mind this information is calculated by using an online tool.

You will need also to add any extras that you have with this curry such as naan bread and rice.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 325g (11.46 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 675 Calories from Fat 474.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52.7g 81%
Saturated Fat 20.4g 102%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 1120mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 36g 72%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are so many different types of curry that you’re able to cook gluten-free. This curry is one of my favorites, but there are so many others that you need to try. Something like a korma always goes down a treat.

I hope that you love this gluten-free peanut chicken curry recipe as much as I do. If you have your own thoughts, tips or anything else, then please drop a comment below.

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