Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thai Peanut Chicken




Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Installment # 4.....At work the other day a friend gave me my first taste of Thai food. I must say it was very good, I did at first think it to be very odd to pair chicken with a peanut butter sauce but I was very happily amazed on how great it was. I wanted to share the new find with my husband, so again I started rummaging through my cookbooks and surprisingly enough found a slow cooker version. I am now so saddened to say it was In my opinion simply hideous, my husband on the other hand felt that it was OK, but just not my best work. He too thought the concept was good but the end product just was not. We really think it would have been so much better to cook the chicken and sauce in the slow cooker but to have cooked the rice separately. By cooking it all together the rice just got too gummy, sticky and gloppy. It would have been nice to have perfect fluffy rice then to ladle the chicken and sauce down over it. Oh well I guess this was a live and learn from meal or a trial and error dish that I now how to make much better the next time.


1 ½ C. - Jasmine Rice
6 - Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breast ( cut into cubes)
1 Can ( 14.5 oz) - Chicken Broth
1 Can ( 14 oz) - Coconut Milk
2 Tbs. - Thai Seasonings
6 Tbs. - Jiffy Honey Roasted Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
2 Tbs. - Lime Juice
2 - Scallions (sliced)
Dry Roasted Peanuts For Garnish

Place the rice into the bottom of the slow cooker, top with the chicken. In a medium sized bowl , whisk together the remaining ingredients then pour over the chicken and rice. Stir to combine all of the ingredients then cover and cook on low for 4 ½ hours. After plating garnish with the chopped dry roasted peanuts.


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15 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

MaryBeth-This is so up my alley, its not even funny. I love this type of dish, reminds me of sesame noodles. I'll have to remember this for my crockpot!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love Thai flavors in this dish - loos really good!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love this type of food. I have to work around peanuts though, the girls love Thai but just are not fond of peanuts. Thanks for the heads up on the rice.

Cheryl said...

Man it smelled sooo good! I bet it would be good over fresh rice!

teresa said...

Oh yum, my mouth waters just looking at it, I love these kinds of dishes!

Nazarina A said...

My dear,
I am darn sure that all your friends and family were all over this delectable creation of yours!!!

Melissa said...

That looks like it has lots of yummy, scrumptious flavors! I love anything Thai.

Lisa said...

I have a similar recipe. It has a wonderful flavor but I do think it is best to cook the rice separately. Great idea though!

Amy said...

I love the combination of peanut butter and coconut milk with chicken. I may have to give this a try with the rice on the side!

Tangled Noodle said...

Looks so delicious - I'd have to swap out the PB for another nut but the recipe sounds wonderful!

Jennifer said...

I love peanuty thai food!!! I must make this!! Thanks so much :)

Sophie said...

mmmmmmm.....what more can I say???

Judy said...

I love chicken satay with peanut sauce, so I know I would like this. But you are right, the rice should not be cooked with the chicken. PS I would love to exchange links with you. Let me know if you are interested.

Kevin said...

I really like using peanut butter in savoury dishes and this looks really good!

Nick said...

Just bookmarked this sucker, will make as soon as I get a slow cooker!

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