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Peanutty Chicken

 Peanutty Chicken
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
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 725 calories, 51 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 192 mg cholesterol, 977 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 55 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Wine (continued)
full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.