Chicken in Tomato-Peanut Sauce

Chicken Tomato Peanut for the Slow Cooker
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 195 mins

Serve over basmati rice.


6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
1/4cup unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
2tablespoons vegetable oil
1cup diced onion
1/2cup diced red bell pepper
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3cup peanut butter
2cloves garlic, crushed
2tablespoons brown sugar
2tablespoons soy sauce
1/8teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
1/2cup canned lower sodium chicken broth
Chopped cilantro, optional
3tablespoons coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts


  1. Dredge chicken in breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a medium-size slow cooker.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper to skillet; cook 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, peanut butter, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, red pepper and broth. Spoon over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low 3 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with peanuts and cilantro.

—Recipe by Jean Kressy

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 330
  • Fat 20g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 590mg
  • Carbohydrate 18g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 20g
  • Lauralewa

    I’ve made this recipe more times than I can count, but in the last year or so have switched to just cooking it in the skillet for an hour. I’m seldom home to start a meal at 1:30 pm, which is when I’d have to start it to eat dinner at the time we do, and the flavors are just as wonderful to me cooked on the stove. Plus I don’t have to wash the crock pot as well as the skillet.

  • Lauren Crabtree

    Excited to see how this turns out! I just finished the prep and am waiting on the slow cooker to do its job. Because of what I had in supply, I added a Serrano and jalapeño pepper, a chopped shallot, and used clover honey with a smokey (almost bitter) flavor. The sauce is very complex and deep with lots of layered spice!