Frank's slow cooker peanut chicken

    8 hours 15 min

    You'll never guess this Thai-style peanut curry is made with chicken thighs! They taste more flavourful than chicken breasts which can become very dry in a slow cooker. Plus they cost less money.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 180g spicy salsa
    • 65g crunchy peanut butter
    • 180ml light coconut milk
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
    • 900g skinless chicken thighs
    • 70g chopped peanuts, for serving
    • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander, for serving

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr15min 

    1. Combine the salsa, peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar and ginger in the bowl of a slow cooker; mix well. Place the chicken thighs in the sauce; spoon mixture over chicken to coat.
    2. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to Low. Cook until the chicken thighs are tender and the sauce has thickened, about 8 to 9 hours. Garnish with peanuts and freshly chopped coriander before serving.

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    I have been on here for years and have yet to leave a rate. This recipe really deserved it. 5 stars from a very critical cook. I made a few adjustments based solely on my own personal taste, but this was 5 stars before I ever got near it. My tweaks were substituting 2 tablespoons of siracha for the 3/4 cup salsa, using creamy peanut butter, using a full can of full fat coconut milk, 3 tablespoons of soy, & leaving out the sugar. again these were tweaks to adjust to my own taste. I served a bed of fresh spinach, topped with bean sprouts, topped with Jasmine rice, then the chicken, then the sauce . . . AWESOME!  -  14 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have to agree, I was skeptical. The only thing I did differently is I used mild salsa (because that's what I had) and I used natural peanut butter (because that's all I buy). It was good! I will definately put this in my rotation. It's not strictly Thai if you are a Thai food conniseur, but it is a really great kids-friendly recipe, especially if they are not used to the flavors. My 2 year old loved it. I love Thai food, so it was a wonderful middle ground between something I appreciate as Thai and something she will eat. Great!  -  05 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was good but the peanut butter flavor seemed to get cooked out of the dish in the slow cooker. So, am going to add a little more. This also needs a little salt added to it after cooked. Other than that, this is a really good dish!  -  17 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)