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Indonesian Peanut Chicken

“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


  • 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


  • 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. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 4-5 hours. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with peanuts and red pepper.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 353 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.

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  • muwarrior
    Nov 14, 2018

    I am wondering why you have to cut it in one-inch cubes if you are going to shred it?

  • kerrynjames
    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!

  • emjohnson
    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.

  • psquareda
    Sep 30, 2011

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  • Denisesw
    Sep 14, 2011

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

  • mlinder
    Sep 4, 2011

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  • pkmayn
    Sep 3, 2011

    Spicy and absolutely delicious!!

  • the1pony
    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.

  • NatLizAn
    Jul 26, 2011

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  • grace1985
    Apr 7, 2011

    My husband and I love this. My kids, not so much.