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Indonesian Peanut Chicken

indonesian peanut chicken Entree Asian
Indonesian Peanut Chicken
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6

Enjoy for dinner tonight this Asian-style tender cut-up chicken that's cooked in peanut butter sauce. For a little crunch, top with chopped peanuts. MORE+ LESS-

September 2, 2010

Ingredients

3- to 3 1/2-pound cut-up broiler-fryer chicken
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/3
cup peanut butter
1/4
cup chili sauce
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
cup water
1/4
cup chopped salted peanuts
1/4
cup chopped red bell pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Heat oil in 12-inch skillet or 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook chicken in oil about 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides. Cover and cook over low heat about 20 minutes or until juice is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken from skillet with tongs.
  • 3
    Drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet; heat over medium heat. Cook onion in drippings, stirring occasionally, until tender; reduce heat. Stir in peanut butter, chili sauce and red pepper. Gradually stir in water, stirring constantly, until peanut butter is melted.
  • 4
    Add chicken. Spoon sauce over chicken. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes, spooning sauce frequently over chicken, until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with peanuts and bell pepper.

Expert Tips

  • Serve this with or over Chinese noodles or rice.
  • Slow Cooker Directions: Remove skin from chicken. Omit oil. Decrease water to 1/3 cup. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; place half of the chicken in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients except peanuts and bell pepper; spoon half of mixture over chicken. Add remaining chicken; top with remaining peanut butter mixture. Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken. Cook sauce uncovered over high heat setting about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with peanuts and bell pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
245
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
Saturated Fat
6g
Cholesterol
85mg
Sodium
580mg
Total Carbohydrate
9g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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