Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Elizabeth Blake
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
3 Hours 50 Mins
Serves: 4

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

BeachBum63's Review

July 22, 2014
Excellent, easy, flavorful recipe! Doubled the peanut butter as suggested by previous reviewer. Also, as I love all things spicy, added 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper. Will definitely be making this again... and again!

Snpvolmer's Review

April 27, 2014
Good easy dinner. Super simple to prep, and 3 hours to relax while its in the pot! The peanut butter flavor is very subdued, consider doubling the amount, and using "chunky" style for additional texture. This is a KEEPER.