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Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Slow-Cooker Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Pass small bowls of dry-roasted peanuts and chopped fresh cilantro to sprinkle over the chicken, and serve with wedges of warm pita bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 8 large chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Ro*Tel
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups hot cooked couscous

Instructions

  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook chicken in oil about 4 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  3. In 4- to-5-quart slow cooker, mix onion, diced and crushed tomatoes, honey, cumin and cinnamon.
  4. Add chicken.
  5. Spoon tomato mixture over chicken.
  6. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  7. Stir in peanut butter until melted and well blended.
  8. Serve chicken and sauce over couscous.

prep time 15 min | total time 7 hr 15 min | servings 4

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 740 Calories from Fat 290 Total Fat 33g Saturated Fat 8g Trans Fat 1/2g Cholesterol 140mg Sodium 1180mg

Total Carbohydrate 52g Dietary Fiber 8g Sugars 24g Protein 60g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 25% Calcium 20% Iron 35%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 7 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Pillsbury




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