Indonesian Peanut Chicken Recipe
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Indonesian Peanut Chicken Recipe

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“Here’s a great make-ahead recipe! I cut up fresh chicken, put in a bag with the remaining slow-cooker ingredients and freeze.” To cook her frozen Indonesian Peanut Chicken, Sarah simply removes the bag a day ahead to thaw in the fridge, then pours all the contents into her slow cooker. Sarah Newman - Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 6 tablespoons chopped salted peanuts
  • 6 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 353 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 3 lean meat 2 fat


  1. Place chicken in a 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the onion, water, peanut butter, chili sauce, salt, cayenne and pepper; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Shred meat with two forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with peanuts and red pepper. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Indonesian Peanut Chicken in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p43

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"This recipe is tasty. next time, I'm going to use a little more peanut butter and a little less chili sauce (3 tablespoons of siracha was too much for me!). I'll probably double the sauce also.

thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"Very tasty and easy. Not necessarily authentic, but it's a great tasting peanut chicken recipe with the luxury of letting is sit in the slow cooker all afternoon. I agree on making more sauce if you want some to pour over the rice as well."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"We liked and would make it again. I would give it 4.5 stars."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"Spicy and absolutely delicious!!"

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

"I made this for the first time today. It was very good, we both liked it very much. The one thing I would suggest is doubling the sauce if you're going to serve it over rice. The chicken really soaks up the sauce once you shred it."

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