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 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 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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