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Peanutty Chicken Recipe

Peanutty Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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 Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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