African-Style Braised Chicken in Peanut Sauce (Crock Pot)

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Total Time
3hrs 20mins
20 mins
3 hrs

From "Delicious and Dependable Slow Cooker Recipes" by Judith Finlayson. Serve with white rice. Recipe calls for hot peppers and peanuts. I made it with 1 tsp. cayenne pepper instead of red chili pepper. By the way, I like the way it tastes cold the next day too!

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  1. In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches, and brown on all sides. Transfer to slow cooker stoneware.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, add onions and cook, stirring, until softened. Add garlic, chili pepper, curry powder, oregano, salt and peppercorns and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, tomato sauce and bay leaf and bring to a boil.
  3. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.
  4. In a bowl, combine peanut butter and sherry. Add a little cooking liquid and stir to blend. Add to slow cooker along with red pepper. Cover and cook on high for 20 minutes, until pepper is tender. Discard bay leaf.
  5. Serve over hot white rice.