Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
This is a really easy Thai recipe that authenticates the flavor of Thai food without needing hard to find or expensive ingredients. I recommend using the fish sauce instead of soy sauce to enhance the flavor. It's best served with rice. The recipe comes from Betty Crocker Slow Cooker cookbook.
- 8 skinless chicken thighs
- 3⁄4 cup hot salsa
- 1 dash hot sauce (if you like it spicy)
- 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or Fish Sauce for authentic flavor)
- 1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot
- 1⁄4 cup chopped peanuts
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Place chicken in crock pot.
- Mix remaining ingredients except peanuts and cilantro; pour over chicken.
- Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until juice of chicken is no longer pink in the thickest places.
- My crock pot usually does the job in about 6 hours.
- Remove chicken from pot and using a slotted spoon, place on serving platter.
- Remove fat from sauce.
- Pour remaining sauce over chicken.
- Sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro.
I was truly skeptical that salsa would do the trick for Thai food but it did! I grilled the chicken on my George Forman as per an other reviewer on a similar recipe and mixed it all in with the sauce. I used both soy and fish sauce and would definitely recommend the fish sauce. We served it over rice. The picky kids wouldn't eat it but they don't count. I am giving it a 3 because the sauce was really a bit rich by the end of the meal. I will try and tweak it and resubmit next time. Over all it had good Thai-ish flavour for a fast meal on a week night!
This was pretty good--this recipe is posted several times in different variations--but this is the best. If you want Thai flavor, definately use Fish Sauce instead of Soy Sauce. I would also salt the chicken a little before cooking and add a little more peanut butter to the sauce at the end to freshen the flavor and thicken a bit. My family loves Thai food and this was a quick and easy close to Thai food approximation.
This is simply DELICIOUS! Ingredients sounded a bit strange, but the result was a delicious, creamy sauce. We ate with P4's Arroz Verde (Green Rice), which was a delicious combination. Thanks for sharing, Jen!