Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
15 Mins
Chill Time
30 Mins
Bake Time
35 Mins
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Place chicken legs and thighs in a gallon-size zip-top plastic freezer bag.

Step 2

Microwave peanut butter and next 4 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes, stirring until smooth. (Mixture will appear broken at first.) Spoon mixture over chicken in bag, and seal. Using hands, work peanut butter mixture onto chicken until evenly coated. Chill 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from peanut butter mixture, discarding mixture.

Step 3

Process peanuts and next 4 ingredients in a food processor until peanuts are finely ground. Place crumbs in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add chicken, and seal. Shake to coat. Place chicken on a lightly greased wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.

Step 4

Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion of thigh registers 170°.

Step 5

Note: Baked chicken may be frozen in a zip-top plastic freezer bag up to 3 months. Let thaw in refrigerator overnight. To reheat, place chicken on a wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan. Bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Ratings & Reviews

Great and quick

February 10, 2016
We used chicken thighs and didn't have peanuts to crunch up. It was still awesome. Our new favorite!

nudududessphynx's Review

July 12, 2011
Can anyone tell me what the calories are in this dish. I cannot seem to find the chart that comes up telling me all the nutritional values. Many thanks.

JessicaK32's Review

July 12, 2011
This dish was good. The chicken was moist and tender. It didnt have as much of a peanut flavor as I was expecting but it was still very good. I think I agree and will make it with chicken breast next time as I prefer white meat. But definatley a keeper.

WVFran's Review

February 20, 2011
My husband said to make this one again. I did remove the chicken leg's skin. I increased the amout of soy sauce and the red pepper. It was tasty!

karengra's Review

May 13, 2010
Looks like a nice dish. This site has a great version of this recipe

lizardstew's Review

July 19, 2009
This was really good. The flavor was excellent! I made it with chicken legs this time, and next time I'm going to try it with boneless breasts.

JeffAxelrod's Review

December 27, 2008
We made this for a picnic, and it was delicious. I think it would benefit from removing the skin from the chicken, and would be healthier as well!