Spicy Thai Coconut Peanut Chicken Crock Pot Recipe
(This recipe was sent to me by my sister-in-law from www.bhg.com and modified by me)
If anyone has seen any of my interviews, you know, Thai food is my favorite cuisine! Anything with coconut, curry, and peanut sauces, I’m there! This one has it all!! Eat alone or over rice (brown, white or jasmine) It has a great dose of healthy fats and is so yummy on a cool fall evening.
Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 30 mins.
Cook: 5-6 hrs (low) 2-3 hrs (high)
1 medium white onion chopped into wedges
1 cup julienned or quarted baby carrots
1 medium red pepper cut into bite-sized strips
3 lbs. chicken breast cut into chunks (approx. 4-6 breasts)
3/4 c. chicken broth (*I used low-sodium broth)
6 tbsp. natural peanut butter (I used chunky)
1/2 tsp. grates lime peel
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. soy sauce (low-sodium) OR Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
2 tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca
1 tsbp. grated fresh ginger
2-3 tsp. red curry paste
4 tsp. minced or chopped garlic
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup frozen peas
snipped fresh cilantro
1. Chop carrots, onion, red pepper and chicken—> throw in crock-pot
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together: chicken broth, curry paste, peanut butter, lime juice & peel, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and tapioca.
3. Dump mixture on top of veggies & chicken, coat and set heat to low for 5-6 hrs. or on high for 2-3 hours
4. When the chicken is done, add 1/2 c. coconut milk and 1 cup peas. Leave it covered for 5 more mins.
5. Scoop and serve over rice or with veggies— garnish with peanuts and cilantro