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 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4

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
  • 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 Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    740
    (
    Calories from Fat
    290),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    33g
    33%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    140mg
    140%;
    Sodium
    1180mg
    1180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    52g
    52%
    (Dietary Fiber
    8g
    8%
      Sugars
    24g
    24%
    ),
    Protein
    60g
    60%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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