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Easy Grilled Thai Peanut Chicken Sandwich Recipe

This Thai Peanut Chicken Sandwich recipe is sweet, savory, spicy, creamy and crunchy. But best of all, it’s delicious!

Side view of a chicken sandwich on sesame seed brioche bun that\'s been cut in half. Peanut sauce is drizzling out of the sandwich.
If you’ve been visiting for a while, then you know my mother didn’t love cooking the way I do. Sandwiches in my house were something between two pieces of store bought white bread. Fancy meant that it also had mayonnaise or cheese on it. It took me a long time to redefine what a good sandwich is. This Thai Peanut Chicken Sandwich is definitely a good sandwich.


Close up table view of half a chicken sandwich with sliced bacon and with peanut sauce running out of it. Bean sprouts are scattered in the forefront.A few weeks ago John and I went on a bike ride and ended up at one of our favorite places to eat. I was looking at the menu, and while I didn’t order it, there was this sandwich that looked interesting to me. I took this sandwich idea and started deconstructing it and putting my own spin on it. I think that’s what food people do don’t they? The result is this easy and delicious Thai Peanut Sandwich!

Two halves of a Thai Peanut Chicken sandwich with peanut sauce running out of it sitting on parchment paper.To assure that the chicken breasts were plump and moist, I infused them with a delicious ginger marinade before they hit the grill. The chicken is then topped with bacon, peanut sauce, and a sprinkling of bean sprouts, all on a homemade buttery brioche bun. This sandwich is sweet, savory, spicy, creamy and crunchy. It is definitely not your average sandwich and deserves the distinction of being a main dish meal.

Two halves of a Thai Peanut Chicken sandwich with peanut sauce running out of it sitting on parchment paper

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close up of a Thai peanut chicken sandwich cut in half
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Thai Peanut Chicken Sandwich

This Thai Peanut Chicken sandwich is sweet, savory, creamy and crunchy. It is definitely not your average sandwich and deserves the distinction of being a main dish meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breasts skinless and boneless
  • 1/2 lb bacon 12 slices, cooked
  • Fresh bean sprouts
  • 6 buns I used brioche

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce I use low sodium
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper

Peanut sauce

  • 1 can coconut milk 13.5 oz can, lite is fine
  • 4 tbsp red curry paste more or less according your heat tolerance
  • 1 cup peanut butter I used natural
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp peanut oil

Instructions

Marinade

  • Combine marinade ingredients in a container or ziplock bag large enough to hold chicken breasts. Add chicken and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to a day.
  • Grill chicken until it measures 160 degrees F.
  • Fry or bake bacon. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine all of the peanut sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Heat over a medium heat until simmering. Continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, whisking continuously. Set aside or refrigerate and allow to cool.

Assembly

  • On a fresh bun, top chicken with bacon. Drizzle peanut sauce over bacon and sprinkle with bean sprouts.
  • Serve with additional peanut sauce.

Notes

Peanut sauce adapted from https://www.melskitchencafe.com/easy-5-minute-thai-peanut-sauce/.

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 1197kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 2061mg | Potassium: 1384mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1756IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 15mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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If you are looking for delicious side dishes to go with this sandwich, here are a couple great ideas!

Soba Noodle Salad

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Asian Cabbage Salad

Purple cabbage salad loaded with carrot sticks, red pepper, and crunchy peanuts on a white plate.

Asian 5 Spice Rice

Gray plate filled with 5 Spice rice garnished with cilantro and sliced almonds. A second bowl is in the background and chopsticks sit of to the side over a colorful napkin.

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A half of Thai Chicken Sandwich with a layer of bacon and peanut sauce running down the front. Bean sprouts are scattered in the front and the title \"Thai Peanut Chicken Sandwich runs across the bottom.

Recipe Rating




Naina

Friday 24th of June 2016

I love Thai food, so I know I will looooove this sandwich!! Looks and sounds fantastic Julie!!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 25th of June 2016

Thank you Naina! I always love a good sammie!

jane @ littlesugarsnaps

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Love your post Julie - a little bit of nostalgia for your posh sarnies of childhood warmed my heart even if you were un-impressed :) I have a love thing going on for peanut butter at the moment. I really want to try this sandwich - I even have some posh peanut butter on the go at the moment. Next week I have a day where I literally have no time for a main meal due to running around after kids & school so i might get organised and get everything ready so I can compile this late night feast when my day is over.

Julie Menghini

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Thank you so much Jane! This sammie was one we really enjoyed. I've never heard the phrase posh sarnies. It's a bacon sandwich right? I just learn so much at this job. Have a wonderful day my friend!

Meghan | Fox and Briar

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

Yum, this looks so good! I absolutely LOVE peanut sauce, AND this has bacon. So basically, perfect.

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

Thank you Meghan! We love bacon too!

Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

This looks soooo yummy, Julie - some really awesome flavours in there. You can't beat a good sandwich, especially on your fluffy brioche rolls!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

Thank you Michelle! I don't make enough sandwiches! I always think they are a dinner cheat but I don't know why. I'm a head case sometimes!

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