Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 519
Fat 43 g
Satfat 12 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 505 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg

Ingredients

4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 lb. total)
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Preparation

1. Trim chicken of excess fat; season with salt and pepper.

2. Melt butter with oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, turning often, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes total.

3. Remove chicken to a plate; pour off all but 1 Tbsp. fat. Sauté onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Add broth and cook, stirring to pick up browned bits of chicken on bottom of skillet. Stir in peanut butter and 1/4 cup water. Cook, stirring, until sauce is smooth. (If sauce is too thick, add water, 1 Tbsp. at a time.) Stir in red pepper.

4. Return chicken to skillet; turn to coat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low; cook until chicken is cooked through, 25 minutes. Remove chicken to platter. Skim fat from sauce, stir in lime juice and 1 Tbsp. cilantro; spoon over chicken. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

January 2010
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