Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Another beloved slow cooker recipe from Canadian Living! I like it with vermicelli noodles or rice... you may need more salt and pepper depending on your preference! I use boneless skinless thighs because that's what I like!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat half the oil over med high heat and saute onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened (about 4 minutes).
  2. Stir in tomato paste, paprika, 2 tbsp water, ginger, and 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper - cook, stirring, for about 1 minute.
  3. stir in coconut milk and peanut butter and then let cool slightly and transfer to food processor, puree until smooth (Make ahead - let cool to room temperature and refrigerate in an airtight container up to 48 hours).
  4. Sprinkle chicken with remaining salt and pepper. In a skillet, heat remaining oil over med high heat and brown chicken in batches, then transfer to slow cooker.
  5. Pour sauce over top , then cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  6. Stir in jalapeno and cilantro / parsley and cook on high for 20 minutes until thickened.


Most Helpful

This was OMG-good! The sauce was the perfect balance between peanut butter, coconut milk and spices. My only comment about the recipe is that in the ingredient list it just states 1/2 ground ginger. I assumed that to be 1/2 teaspoon, so that's the amount I added (since we're not exactly fans of ginger, I didn't want to add much more). The end result is a yummy, flavorful and moist dish of tasty chicken thighs with a wonderful African Peanut Sauce. Yum! This is my current favorite dish. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Cadillacgirl.

NorthwestGal May 02, 2012

This chicken has a lot of flavor, but is not overpowering! I cut the recipe down to 3 b/s chicken thighs and instead of cooking in the slow cooker, I put them in the oven at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. They came out juicy and so tender; next time I will make more sauce though, it was great mixed with recipe#455420! Made for ZWT 7-THE HOT PINK LADIES.

AZPARZYCH June 03, 2011

We loved this chicken. Very tasty. Next time I would add some veggies to the sauce like carrots or pepper, so it would make a stew.
Made for ZWT 2011.

Maïté G. May 26, 2011

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