Caroline Wright

Peanut Butter-Marinated Spiced Fried Chicken

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In the comfort food universe, the worlds of peanut butter and fried chicken have collided in this recipe. The Bee’s Knees peanut butter—with a tinge of honeyed sweetness—brings a bit of sass to this spiced fried chicken in the form of a delicious, rich marinade. The resulting chicken is incredibly tender, spiced and a little nutty.

Prep time: 2 hours and 10 minutes (includes 2 hours marinating time)
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Peanut Butter-Marinated Spiced Fried Chicken

Ingredients

Peanut Butter-Marinated Spiced Fried Chicken - Peanut Butter & Co. The Bee's Knees Peanut Butter

1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1/2 cup The Bee’s Knees peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups all-purpose flour
Honey for serving, optional

Procedure

1. Cut chicken breasts in half, making a total of 10 chicken pieces. In a shallow dish, whisk together buttermilk, egg, peanut butter, cinnamon, allspice and cayenne; season generously with salt and pepper. Toss chicken in marinade; cover with plastic and refrigerate at least 2 hours, tossing twice.

Peanut Butter-Marinated Spiced Fried Chicken - In a shallow dish, whisk together buttermilk, egg, peanut butter, cinnamon, allspice and cayenne; season generously with salt and pepper

2. Add oil to a heavy-bottomed pot to reach 2 inches; heat oil over medium to reach 350°F. Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip off; dredge chicken in flour.

Peanut Butter-Marinated Spiced Fried Chicken - Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip off; dredge chicken in flour.

3. Carefully add chicken to hot oil; fry until golden brown and chicken is cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes per batch.

Peanut Butter-Marinated Spiced Fried Chicken - Carefully add chicken to hot oil; fry until golden brown and chicken is cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes per batch

4. Transfer chicken to paper towels to drain; season with salt. Serve with honey, if desired.

Peanut Butter-Marinated Spiced Fried Chicken - Carefully add chicken to hot oil; fry until golden brown and chicken is cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes per batch

Peanut Butter-Marinated Spiced Fried Chicken, 7.6 out of 10 based on 8 ratings

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18 Responses to Peanut Butter-Marinated Spiced Fried Chicken

  1. Chris says:

    I tried this and it was really good. Great concept for a recipe. Thanks

    Chris from chicken recipes

  2. Carmen D. says:

    Would LOVE to try this recipe. My daughter loves peanut butte chicken!

  3. Danielle says:

    Two of my favorite things: Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter and fried chicken! Sounds delish! I’d definitely make this if I had company coming over. (my daughter doesn’t like peanut butter)

  4. Diane says:

    This looks like a great recipe to try for company….I’m waiting for my pb and J order to arrive! Just love your peanut butter!

  5. Sabrina T says:

    I am gonna try this recipe before the end of the week. I love the Bees Knees Peanut butter and I love trying new chicken recipes. I would definitely make this for company just to show them what you can do with peanut butter. Peanut Butter & Co. has the best peanut butter I have ever had love this stuff I eat it on something everyday.

    • Sabrina T says:

      Well we just finished this chicken only I made chicken fingers and I was amazing. This is something I will definitely do again. I don’t even care that I didn’t win because I won with this recipe. I shared the chicken with all my neighbors and they loved it too.

  6. Mandy R says:

    This looks amazing and I’ve been needing a new Fried Chicken recipe. Win or not, I will be making it.

  7. Annette says:

    I’m looking for a recipe for my grandson. He asked me if I ever had peanut butter chicken, which I have not, don’t even like peanut butter. He will be visiting today I will make it for him. What kind of oil is best for frying chichken? Peanut Oil? vegetable oil? what

  8. Angela says:

    I’ve been searching for this recipe Please tell me how much cinnamon to add please.

  9. Patricia says:

    I used this recipe and marinated the chicken for 2 days. I grilled and it was awesome! I added a bit more cayenne pepper and shared this recipe with several of my friends.

    Maybe I will fry it next time. Very very good! even my picky son ate it!

  10. pebbles says:

    it looks great and am about to do it for a practical at school. wish me luck, i always wanted to try it.

  11. Natasya says:

    Can other brands of peanut butter be used instead of The Bee’s Knees peanut butter?

  12. timmy says:

    Baking something to eat could be hard but it is fun to just cook.

  13. Wes Brazell says:

    I made this chicken and used peanut flour it is the best thing I have eaten in a long while. I had my mother and father in law over and they asked where I got the take out from. They wanted to get some for later. I told them to take what they wanted with them that I had cooked it. She had to get my receipe.

  14. Mikhail Vezasie says:

    If I had to cook the chicken in the oven, how long would it want to leave them in there for?

  15. Mikhail Vezasie says:

    *how long would I…

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