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Slow-Cooker Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Slow-Cooker Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 7 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
Pass small bowls of dry-roasted peanuts and chopped fresh cilantro to sprinkle over the chicken, and serve with wedges of warm pita bread.
Updated December 31, 2009

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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
740
Calories from Fat
290
Total Fat
33g
50%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
140mg
46%
Sodium
1180mg
49%
Potassium
1510mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
8g
33%
Sugars
24g
Protein
60g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
35%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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