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Slow-Cooker Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce

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Slow-Cooker Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 7 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
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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 Dec 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

740 Calories, 33g Total Fat, 60g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 24g Sugars

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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