Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

    5 hours 20 mins

    Slow-cooked chicken breasts in a rich, nutty, slightly spicy sauce. Serve over rice.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into strips
    • 1 large red capsicum, seeded and cut into strips
    • 1 large onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
    • 125ml (1/2 cup) chicken stock
    • 60ml (4 tablespoons) soya sauce
    • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red chillies or flakes
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 185g (2/3rd cup) smooth peanut butter
    • 45ml (3 tablespoons) lime juice
    • 3 spring onion, chopped
    • handful chopped fresh coriander
    • 90g (3/4 cup) chopped roasted peanuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:5hr  ›  Ready in:5hr20min 

    1. Place the chicken breast strips, red capsicum and onion into a slow cooker.
    2. Pour in the chicken stock and 45ml (tablespoons) of soya sauce, then season with cumin, garlic, crushed chillies, salt and pepper.
    3. Stir to blend, then cover and cook on low for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
    4. Remove 250ml (1 cup) of the liquid from the slow cooker, and mix this with the cornflour, peanut butter, remaining soy sauce and lime juice. This should blend into a fairly thick sauce. Stir the sauce back into the slow cooker, and replace the lid.
    5. Cook on high for 30 minutes. Garnish with spring onions, coriander and peanuts to serve.

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    Unusual dish! After reading the many conflicting reviews I had to make it. I followed others suggestions and cut the cumin down to 1/2 tbsp. and peanut butter to 1/2 cup. I also added extra soy sauce. I thought it was very good and was not put off by the scent or color. Afterall, it is a peanut butter based sauce. I did add additonal steamed veggies as we are low carb people and avoid rice. Will definitely make this again.  -  23 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I don't know if she's right, but my momma said, "Thai don't have crockpots, and they don't slow cook" - I should have heeded her warning. The recipe strikes me as a dummied down peanut satay. A more authentic recipe would shish kebab the meat, wouldn't use onions at all (after 5 hours, they melt and make the sauce taste funny), nor bell pepper (contributes no flavor but also melts) and would use coconut milk instead of chicken stock. Then there's the weirdness in the recipe - you put 3/4 C of fluid along with the chicken in a crockpot, and 5 hours later it's magically the 1 C to be used in step 2? Huh? When I discovered how much I didn't like this dish, I separated the chicken, rinsed it out in a colander, and added my own sauce. This recipe became just a bad memory.  -  15 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    What a tasty dish! As per others' suggestions, I increased the chicken broth to 1 cup; decreased the peanut butter to 1/2 cup, the cumin to 2 tsps, and the crushed pepper to 1/4 tsp (not a big fan of "hot"); and added 1/2 tsp. curry powder. Other than that, I followed the recipe. I found 4-1/2 hours of initial cooking time to be perfect. The sauce was just right, not too spicy, but rich and flavorful, and with a nice consistency that was thick enough to spoon over spaghetti noodles (my substitute for Thai noodles) without being runny. I also disagree with those who said it didn't look appetizing. I sliced the red bell pepper into strips, and they added a nice confetti-like color along with the bright green cilantro garnish. All in all, a winner in my book!  -  17 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)