Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Crock Pot Cooking - Spicy Chicken with Peanut Sauce

If you've been following my posts over the past few weeks, you know that I've been searching for budget friendly slow cooker recipes. Tonight's dinner recipe, Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce, is one I've been making since I was given the Betty Crocker Cookbook as a wedding gift. It's an easy meal to throw together using ingredients that I almost always have in our pantry, like canned tomatoes (buying when prices are low, of course).

Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce - Adapted from Betty Crocker


boneless, skinless chicken thighs
olive oil or vegetable oil
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes with chilies
1/2 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
1/2 onion, chopped
1 Tbs honey
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
cilantro (optional)
chopped peanuts (optional)

  • Heat oil in frying pan. Brown chicken thighs, cooking a few minutes each side.
  • Combine tomatoes, onion, honey, cumin, and cinnamon in slow cooker crock.
  • Add chicken thighs to crock, cover with tomato mixture.
  • Cook on low for ~ 8 hours.
  • Before serving, stir in peanut butter.
  • Serve with couscous, topping with cilantro and chopped peanuts (optional).
Reader Response: I like to keep certain foods, like different types of canned tomatoes, stocked in our pantry. Are there food items, that are used in lots of recipes, that you try to keep in the house?

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