July 10, 2010

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 min
Total Time: 7 hours 15 min
Makes: 4 servings


1tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
8large chicken thighs (about 3 lb), skin removed
1large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1can (14.5 oz) crushed tomatoes, undrained
2tablespoons honey
1 1/2teaspoons ground cumin
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3cup creamy peanut butter
2cups 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.

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