This easy peanut butter chicken recipe is inspired from the African cuisine. The recipe works with any kind of chicken. If you have only raw chicken, fry it first. If you have left over chicken, roasted or just cooked, works perfect too as it will save some time. It is an excellent dish for a quick dinner.
My daughter always loved this super easy peanut butter chicken recipe. As a matter of fact, I think she was the one who gave me the recipe and showed me how to make it.
As the majority of my recipes, we always went for easy to make, delicious ones, that would use simple, natural ingredients. This recipe is no exception to the rule.
One of the jars I received as a sample was peanut butter. Oh my, I did not know if I should just stuff my face with it, or share it with my family. It is organic, it is non-GMO, unsweetened and salt free, exactly how a nut butter should be. Sooo good, you guys!
I have few recipes that I want to try, but I will start with this one.
HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY PEANUT BUTTER CHICKEN:
You will need peanut butter, a small onion, diced tomato in tomato paste, butter, and chicken. This time, I used chicken breast, but in the past I used chicken thighs or chicken drums too.
The recipe works with any kind of chicken. If you have only raw chicken, fry it first. If you have left over chicken, roasted or just cooked, works perfect too as it will save some time. It is an excellent dish for a quick dinner.
I started by cooking the chicken. I chose to fry it in a little bit of butter and vegetable oil.
While the chicken was cooking, I chopped an onion and added to the skillet. I also seasoned with salt and pepper. This is up to you, as every cook is unique when it comes to seasoning.
Now it was the time to add some of this delicious peanut butter.
I mixed well to combine the ingredients and coated the chicken with the creamy sauce. At this point, the sauce was a little bit too thick, so I added some water to it.
It has to simmer on a low heat for about 5 minutes and then it is ready to eat. I mean, how easy is that?
For sure, there is a jar of peanut butter in almost every American household, so this is the perfect opportunity to use it and make this delicious, quick dinner.
Serve it over cooked rice. I used in the past both brown and white rice, based on what I had in the pantry at the moment. Want to take a pick at what is in my pantry? Go here.
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2 big chicken breasts: