Peanut Crockpot Stir Fry

This Peanut Crockpot Stir Fry is an easy and tasty weeknight
meal! It’s made in the crockpot so it’s a hands-off recipe that
only requires 5 minutes of prep work and is loaded with protein,
whole grains and vegetables. 

stir fry made with rice and shrimp

Originally published: October 2014 // Updated: November 2019

This peanut crockpot stir fry is another oldie but goodie
recipe! I know the Instant
Pot
is wildly popular, but I still really, really like my
crockpot. Does that make me old? I find it convenient being able to
spend minimal prep time on a recipe, then throwing all of the
ingredients into the slow cooker and letting it do all the work for
you while you go run errands/do house chores/etc.

WHY THIS CROCKPOT STIR FRY IS THE BEST

  • The prep time is around 5 minutes, which you can’t say about
    too many recipes
  • The flavors are INCREDIBLE (think: honey, soy sauce, toasted
    sesame oil combined)
  • You can use shrimp OR chicken as your protein in this recipe,
    and both are delicious

stir fry in the crockpot

HOW TO MAKE CROCKPOT STIR FRY

Crockpot recipes are known for being insanely easy, and this is
no exception.

Start by pan-frying the dry roasted peanuts, which enhances
their flavor. Simply add them to a skillet and heat them on medium
heat and fry for 2-3 minutes until they’re golden brown on the
edges.

Next, remove the peanuts then sauté the onion in that same
skillet.

After that, add all of the ingredients–peanuts, onion, carrot,
pepper, rice, water, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, and red pepper
flakes–to the Crockpot and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours. After
the time is up, add the shrimp and cook for an additional 30-45
minutes.

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PROTEIN?

Yes! The first time I made this recipe back in 2014, I used
chicken instead of shrimp, so I know for a fact that chicken works
well in this recipe if you want to go that route. If you do use
chicken, simply dice the raw chicken before putting it into your
Crockpot and then it will cook while it’s in the Crockpot.

stir fry in a bowl made with rice and shrimp

OTHER EASY CROCKPOT RECIPES

Peanut Crockpot Stir Fry

This Peanut Crockpot Stir Fry is an easy and tasty weeknight
meal! It’s made in the crockpot so it’s a hands-off recipe that
only requires 5 minutes of prep work and is loaded with protein,
whole grains and vegetables. 

  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green pepper (chopped with seeds removed)
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. frozen cooked shrimp
  1. Add peanuts to a skillet and pan-fry over medium heat for 2-3
    minutes until golden in color; set aside.

  2. In that same skillet, add 1 tbsp oil and onions and sauté until
    soft. Add onions and peanuts to the slow cooker. Then, add all
    remaining ingredients EXCEPT the shrimp to the slow cooker and heat
    on high for 2 1/2 hours.

  3. After 2 1/2 hours, add the shrimp and cook for an additional
    30-45 minutes.

  4. Top stir fry with additional salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and
    green onion. Enjoy!

*If you don’t want to use shrimp, you can also use chicken
instead. Simply cut chicken into cubes (I’d use chicken breast)
then add it to the slow cooker right away with the rest of the
ingredients, allowing time for it to cook for 3 hours. 

 

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