Thai Chicken Thighs
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
- 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
- 2 teaspoons Thai chili sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- Hot cooked basmati rice, optional
- Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the salsa, peanut butter, lemon juice, soy sauce, jalapeno, Thai chili sauce, garlic and ginger; pour over chicken.
- Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 5-6 hours. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with rice if desired.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts1 chicken thigh with 1/4 cup sauce: 261 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Jul 11, 2019
I love this. It tastes so good and is super easy for meal prepping purposes. It tastes good right away and in the microwave, so I'll definitely make it again. I hate being that person, but due to a diet, I do use chicken breasts instead of thighs, but I bet it would be amazing with the thighs. I also used sesame sauce instead of soy (taste preferences.)
Dec 5, 2017
Very good flavor. Not really spicy at all. My 4 qt. slow cooker cooked the chicken (a little over 4 pounds) in less than 5 hours. After about 4 1/2 hours it was already over 200 degrees.
Nov 30, 2017
I really liked these. I thought it had just the right amount of heat. I served it over rice noodles instead of rice.
Jul 25, 2017
I think anyone would enjoy this quick and easy side dish. Thanks for sharing.
May 26, 2017
I always read the reviews here before trying a new recipe. With such great reviews, I expected something much better. Maybe it was something I did, but these were barely okay. I will not be making it again.
Jan 27, 2016
I halve the recipe since it was just my husband and I eating it, and it turned out very well. I didn't add the jalapeno because I'm pregnant and spicy foods can cause issues for me, but since it wasn't as spicy as I feared it would be, I probably could have added it. At the very least, it's easy enough to add red pepper flakes to individual portions if people want it spicier!
Mar 20, 2015
This was a great dish. The peanut butter taste was subtle and not overwhelming at all. I followed the recipe exactly and I could taste the ginger and chili sauces.....I used a teaspoon of garlic ginger sauce and one of the sriracha hot sauce for the Thai chili sauce. As for being dry......simply not possible with all the sauce! The meat was falling off the bone, moist, and there was a lot of sauce, which all tasted so good on the rice. This is a keeper!
Sep 15, 2014
Horrible! I just made this today and tasted it. I follwed the recipe to the T. The sauce has no taste what so ever, it just taste like warm peanut butter and the chicken is dry. Would not reccomment this recipe. Its waste of time and money. Guess tonight will be pizza night.
Apr 25, 2014
My son and I loved this recipe! We are both allergic to peppers, so I left out the jalapeno and subed siraracho hot sauce (1tbs) and I like the fish sauce (1-2tbs) added to it as well. The wonderful thing about Thai cooking is that you can move things around and so long as your proportions are correct, it comes out delish!
Feb 18, 2014
This was excellent! I wanted extra sauce, so my changes were an additional 1/4 c salsa, 1 TBL ginger, 1 TBL fish sauce and I didn't add any jalapenos. Also thickened the sauce with crushed cashews.