Peanut Butter Chicken with Mushroom Rice

Boneless chicken cooked in butter with peanuts and some aromatics and served with mushroom rice. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Peanut Butter Chicken with Mushroom Rice

Main Ingredients Boneless chicken, Roasted peanuts
Cuisine Fusion
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Peanut Butter Chicken with Mushroom Rice

  • 400 grams Boneless chicken cut into strips
  • 4 tablespoons Roasted peanuts
  • 7-8 Button mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cups Cooked rice
  • 4 teaspoons Butter
  • 4 teaspoons Garlic chopped
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 4-5 Curry leaves shredded
  • for garnishing Crushed red chillies 1 teaspoon +
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Black pepper powder
  • ½ cup Coconut milk


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons butter in a non-stick pan. Add 2 teaspoons garlic and sauté for ½ minute.
  2. Add onion and curry leaves and sauté till onion turns golden.
  3. Put 2-3 tablespoons peanuts and little water in a grinder jar and grind into a fine paste.
  4. Add ground paste to the pan, mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add chicken, remaining peanuts, mix and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add little water, mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Heat 1 teaspoon butter in another non-stick pan. Add remaining garlic and sauté lightly.
  8. Add crushed red chillies, coriander leaves and mix well. Add rice, salt and pepper powder and toss to mix. Transfer into a bowl.
  9. Heat remaining butter in the same pan. Add mushrooms and salt, mix and sauté till mushrooms turn soft.
  10. Add cooked rice and toss lightly. Remove from heat.
  11. Add coconut milk, salt and pepper powder to chicken, mix well and bring to a boil.
  12. Garnish with crushed red chillies and serve hot with mushroom rice.