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.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
8
large chicken thighs (about 3 lb), skin removed
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1
can (14.5 oz) 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

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
740
(
Calories from Fat
290),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
33%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
1180mg
1180%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
60g
60%
;
% 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;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.