Sunday, November 6, 2011

Slow Clooker Sundays: Peanut Chicken

I found this recipe on Pinterest.  Have you heard of Pinterest?  Watch out, it's addicting!  If you're not 
familiar with it, it's basically on online way to organize anything, such as thoughts, lists, ideas, you name 
it.  I find lots of food inspiration there as well as many other things.  But, on to the recipe.  This is an 
asian type dish, and I have adapted the recipe a little.  You can find the original recipe here.  You'll 
notice I changed the name and that is because I really can't call this 'hot and spicy' like the recipe name
says because I omitted the heat.  I wanted my kids to eat it.  :-)  And they did!  Like all slow cooker
meals, this one is easy peasy!  Enjoy!

  2medium onions, cut into thin wedges
  1 1/2cups sliced carrot (3 medium)
  1small red sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips
pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  3/4cup chicken broth
  3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  1/2teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
  2tablespoons lime juice
  2tablespoons soy sauce
  2tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  1tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  4 garlic, minced
cup unsweetened coconut milk
  1cup frozen peas
  Hot cooked rice
  Chopped peanuts (optional)
  Snipped fresh cilantro (optional)

In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, place onions, carrot, and sweet pepper. Top with chicken. In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, peanut butter, lime peel, lime juice, soy sauce, tapioca, ginger, curry paste, and garlic until smooth. Pour over all in cooker.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Stir in coconut milk and peas. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Serve chicken mixture over hot cooked rice. If desired, sprinkle each serving with chopped peanuts and cilantro. 


  1. Looks good, and my family tends to like "peanutty" dishes. This year we've also taken to curries, so I think I'll try the original (although I couldn't have gotten away with it when they were younger!)

  2. This looks delicious! I love slow cooker meals...throw it in the pot and come home to dinner. Hooray! Thanks for sharing your great recipe.
    I am too am hopelessly addicted to Pinterest! But, the good news is I have finally found a way to organize all the recipes I want to try!