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Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Elizabeth Blake

Chicken with Peanut-Butter Barbecue Sauce

All You MARCH 2014

  • Yield: Serves: 4
  • Cook time:3 Hours, 50 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, about 2 3/4 lb. total, trimmed of excess fat
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (not natural or old-fashioned)


1. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet in a single layer (work in batches if necessary). Cook, turning frequently, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove to a slow cooker. Repeat with remaining chicken.

2. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute longer. Add barbecue sauce and peanut butter. Stir, scraping up browned bits on the bottom of the pan, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and stir to coat.

3. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours on low. Uncover, set temperature to high and cook, turning chicken frequently, until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 410
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated fat: 7g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 96mg
  • Sodium: 924mg

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