Friday, February 18, 2011
More chicken...mmmm! Today is Groundnut Stew. Affectionately called Peanut Butter Chicken at my house. Today we're going to cook at Tracy's house because her counters are pretty than mine. Here's what you need:
Chicken (not pictured! gasp!)
6 oz can of tomato paste
1 green pepper, sliced
half of an onion, cut into wedges
3/4 cup of peanut butter (I strongly recommend using crunchy peanut butter)
3 cups of chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Two side notes here: First off, I don't want to hear anyone saying that this doesn't look good because of the strange ingredients. Do you understand me?? You will try it and you will like it! (That was JMom's voice coming out of my fingers!) Secondly, there are tons of options as to what kind of chicken you use for this recipe. It's a crock pot recipe, so it just depends what you have on hand. I usually use about 5 or 6 chicken tenders. This particular night we used 2 bone-in chicken breasts. You can also use leftover cooked chicken and cut the cook time in half.
Okay, back to it...here's where it gets complicated:
Place the broth and chicken into the slow cooker, then add the tomato paste and peanut butter.
Then add everything else.
These spices rock.
Oh, check, check it:
We went crrrrazy and added mushrooms this time! Talk about throwing caution to the wind...it must've been Thirsty Thursday or something!
Cook on low heat for 5-6 hours (about 3 hours with cooked chicken)
Stir everything up occasionally,
Serve over rice with greens, then take a horribly dark picture of this delectable stew.
Beasts that eat Groundnut Stew with a cheerful heart get apples and a cookie for dessert (they actually did not have to be prompted or prodded to eat this...they loved it!).
It doesn't get much easier than this...give it a try before crock pot season is over!