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Thai Peanut Chicken

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 40 mins Bake 300°F1 hr 20 mins to 1 hr 30 mins
Thai Peanut Chicken
Ingredients
  • 1 13 1/2 - 14  ounce can  unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3  cup  chicken broth
  • 2  tablespoons  soy sauce
  • 2  tablespoons  rice vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon  packed brown sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  toasted sesame oil
  • 2  teaspoons  red curry paste
  • 1  teaspoon  grated fresh ginger
  • 1  clove  garlic, minced
  • 1/8 - 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 1/2  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 4  chicken legs (thigh-drumstick piece) or two 1- to 1-1/2-pound Cornish game hens, halved
  • 2  tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • 2  tablespoons  snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2  cups  hot cooked rice
Directions

1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together coconut milk and peanut butter until nearly smooth. Whisk in broth, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil, curry paste, ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Bring just to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a plastic bag, combine flour, salt, and black pepper. If desired, remove skin from chicken. Add chicken pieces, one at a time, to flour mixture, shaking to coat.

3. In a large skillet, cook chicken, half at a time, in hot oil until brown, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken to an ungreased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Pour peanut butter mixture over chicken. Cover loosely with foil. Bake for 1 hour for chicken (1-1/2 hours for Cornish hens), occasionally spooning sauce over chicken. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 30 minutes more or until chicken is very tender.

4. Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Skim fat from sauce in dish. Spoon some of the sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with the remaining sauce and hot cooked rice. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Thai Peanut Chicken)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 901,
  • Fat, total (g) 62,
  • chol. (mg) 139,
  • sat. fat (g) 29,
  • carb. (g) 47,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 16,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 13,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 42,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • vit. C (mg) 9,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 15,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 153,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 1211,
  • Potassium (mg) 792,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 6,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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