Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Simple African Peanut Chicken

A tomato and peanut sauce provide an interesting twist on chicken

African Peanut Chicken
4 servings

4 servings
Oil 1 Tbsp
Chicken leg quarters* 2.4 pounds
Tomatoes, diced 1 C
Onion, sliced 1/2 C
Garlic 1 clove
Red pepper flakes** 1/2 tsp
Ginger 1/4 tsp
Chili powder 3/4 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Peanut butter 3/4 C

Brown chicken in oil. Remove chicken.
Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, ginger, chili powder, and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes.
Add chicken and simmer 45 minutes. Add water as necessary.
Stir some of the hot liquid into the peanut butter, pour back into chicken mixture. Stir until well blended.

Serve over hot rice.

*Bone in chicken breasts: buy 1.5 pounds
*Boneless skinless breasts: buy 1.4 pounds
**Tabasco or other hot sauce: 1/4 tsp

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