Peanutty Chicken Recipe
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Peanutty Chicken Recipe

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We use peanuts in a variety of dishes. This tender chicken, covered in a tasty gravy and sprinkled with peanuts, has a zip that perks up taste buds.—Mary Kay Dixson, Decatur, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 to 1 cup salted peanuts
  • Orange slices or minced fresh cilantro, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 725 calories, 51g fat (17g saturated fat), 192mg cholesterol, 977mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 55g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, salt and pepper; rub over chicken. In a large skillet, saute chicken in butter until golden brown. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30 minutes or until juices run clear.
  2. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and keep warm. Add orange juice to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan; simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with peanuts. Garnish with orange slices and cilantro if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peanutty Chicken in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p44

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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NicoleSmay User ID: 4071424 25069
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"This was a nice change of pace to weekday chicken dinner. easy to prepare and my husband and sons loved it!"

kbilbo User ID: 4483236 25068
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"Tasty chicken recipe but nothing outstanding. Recipe does not produce a very flavorful sauce; I'm unsure if I was supposed to remove all but a small portion of fat to deglaze. Instead, I followed the recipe as written and wound up with a very thin and flavorless sauce. I did enjoy the peanuts; and if you have a dinner with side dishes that are strong in flavor, perhaps this milder chicken dish is apropos."

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