Monday, May 24, 2010

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken

I realize this is kinda like crockpot Indian food- in that it seems wierd, un-natural, etc, but this is an easy, simple recipe that tastes pretty good too.  Actually, I used to make this often about 3 or 4 years ago, but I stopped because it triggered some morning sickness during my last pregnancy.  We liked it a lot more back in the day than we do now, but it's still worth posting here.  Last week, I made this for the first time in years and everyone seemed to like it enough, especially my youngest, who was the cause of all the morning sickness almost 4 years ago!  :)  It's really good with fresh lime juice and cilantro on top, but most things are. 

Slow Cook Thai Chicken
adapted from Allrecipes

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 large red or orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon ground cumin
3 cloves garlic, minced
red pepper flakes, to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
3 green onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts

1.Place the chicken breast strips and onion into a slow cooker. Pour in the chicken broth and 1/4 cup of soy sauce, then season with cumin, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir to blend, then cover and cook on Low for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.  About 3 hours in, add the bell pepper strips.

2.Remove 1 cup of the liquid from the slow cooker, and mix this with the cornstarch, peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and lime juice. This should blend into a fairly thick sauce. Stir the sauce back into the slow cooker, and place the lid on the pot.

3.Cook on High for 30 minutes. Garnish with green onions, cilantro and peanuts before serving.
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1 comment:

lytha said...

i read your ingredients list with hesitation, assuming i'd be out of luck, but i think i can get all that - i still have a jar of JIF my parents sent from home, and i've got cilantro actually growing in the greenhouse (amazing). crockpot.

so, i'll be getting back to this when i have a slow cooker. which it turns out you can find in germany, online, sonya showed me!