Kelsey Banfield

The Heat is On Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

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This dish is the perfect make-ahead family meal. Stir up a spicy sweet peanut-butter based sauce, slather it on juicy chicken thighs and let it cook all afternoon. When you lift the lid at dinnertime you’ll be greeted with moist chicken infused with spicy, sweet flavors. Serve them over rice and with steamed broccoli on the side for a healthful meal.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours and 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

The Heat is On Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

The Heat is On Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Ingredients - Peanut Butter & CO. The Heat Is On Peanut Butter

8 bone-in chicken thighs<
3/4 The Heat is On peanut butter
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
5 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock

Procedure

1. In a small bowl stir together The Heat is On peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, and dark brown sugar until smooth.

The Heat is On Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs - stir together The Heat is On peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, and dark brown sugar until smooth

2. Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel and nestle them in a 5-quart slow cooker. Pour the chicken stock over the thighs and let it drizzle down underneath them. Use a spatula to slather the thighs with the peanut sauce on both sides, generously coating the top.

The Heat is On Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

3. Cook the chicken thighs on high heat for 3 hours. Remove the lid to release the steam and use tongs to place the thighs over the rice to serve.

The Heat is On Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs - Cook the chicken thighs on high heat for 3 hours

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Kelsey serves the chicken on a bed of white rice. How else would you turn the chicken into a complete entree?

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24 Responses to The Heat is On Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

  1. Kristin says:

    Serve with a whole grain, like cous cous or millet, and your favorite veggies of course!

  2. Juli says:

    serve it with roasted veggies and quinoa.

  3. Laura says:

    Serve it with crusty french bread or corn bread.

  4. Erin R. says:

    Looks delicious! I’d pair it with some soft flat bread with bean sprouts and shredded carrots to make little wrap sandwiches.

  5. Juliana T. says:

    I would put raw baby carrots on the bottom of the slow cooker before putting in the chicken & the rest of the ingredients. The carrots could then be served with the rice for a complete meal.

  6. Dan says:

    I’d let it cook an extra hour or two, til the chicken was falling off the bones, then serve it shredded with a drizzle of sweet ‘n sour sace with kimchee or coleslaw, banh mi-style on a baguette/roll.

  7. Steve Pulley says:

    I am obsessed with the Peanut Butter Co and would love to try this recipe!

  8. Megan S. says:

    I would add some potatoes, white beans, and more stock/broth, and I would make it into a soup/chili! I think I will try this recipe on Saturday or Sunday!

  9. Kelly W. says:

    I would cook this on low for 8 hours. Then take the chicken off the bone and toss with some of the Peanut Sauce Drippings. Wrap it in one of my homemade tortillas, top with a store bought slaw mix seasoned with rice wine vinegar, sugar, soy, and fresh grated ginger. Garnished with minced cilantro.

  10. Jeff Amador says:

    I would shred the chicken and make some spicy, peanut butter chicken tacos. I’ve not been able to find The Heat is On in a store near me, but I’m dying to try it!

  11. jen gersch says:

    I would serve it on some mashed sweet potatoes with pumpkin pie spice and honey

  12. Ashleigh says:

    In a whole wheat wrap with hummus and tomato. Then served with a salad with berries.

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  13. Lia Simpson says:

    Served over pad Thai rice noodles or as a lettuce wrap

  14. Laura Micklich says:

    As a vegetarian, I’d cook this along with potatoes and serve with a cold salad with sesame dressing in order to please vegetarians & meat lovers alike.

  15. Marie Cunniffe says:

    I would serve it over a bed of rice noodles wIth a side of hot and spicy green beans.

  16. Pam Ocampo says:

    I would serve it with an asparagus, shiitake mushroom, and soba noodle stir fry

  17. Tara K says:

    This spicy peanut butter and chicken recipe makes me think of a Thai inspired meal. I would suggest some buckwheat soba noodles and add some of the cooking sauce with some baby bok choy or other green veggies. Yum!

  18. Amanda says:

    I would serve over some saffron rice mixed with edamame. Yum! Will be trying soon!

  19. Melissa says:

    I would serve it with some quinoa and sauteed veggies.

  20. candice says:

    I just made this and its yum. I cooked the thighs on low heat for like 8 hours till the meat was fall off the bone and easy to shred. I served it with whole wheat spaghetti and broccoli tossed in the drippings and the chicken to all mixed together and topped it off with chopped peanuts for some extra crunch. Yum.

  21. Optimista says:

    I made this today and LOVED it! I couldn’t find The Heat is On here, so I used Bees Knees instead and added a spoonful of Asian hot oil. Delicious – this recipe is a keeper, and so easy! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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