Slow-Cooker 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.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

7:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

servings

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.
Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (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;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.