I made this recipe today and my wife & I just now finished dinner. I gave my version of it three stars but I know it is at least worth four. I used chicken breasts rather than thighs in an attempt to reduce the fat content. Then, I let it cook too long (11 hours on low). This over-cooked the chicken (which was already, due to being breasts, fairly dry). But, despite my errors, it still turned out with quite good flavor. I can't wait to try it again with thighs and when I can better control the cooking time. I may just also add a bit more peanut butter 'cuz we really like that flavor.
I really liked the idea of this dish, and maybe it would turn out better if I used the thighs (I used breast meat, cut into small pieces). I did cook it for 8 hours, but it was still dry (especially the pieces at the bottom of the crock pot--maybe mixing the sauce with the chicken first instead of pouring the sauce over the chicken would help). When I mixed up the sauce, it didn't seem like enough for 2 pounds of chicken--and it wasn't. I might double it next time. Also, I don't think the brand of salsa that I used was that great. I don't usually buy "hot" salsa, so I wasn't familiar with a good brand. That could make a difference.
I have been making this recipe for a few years now along with cooking my rice in coconut milk -- both are winners in our house! And FRESH lime juice gives this the best flavor IMO. I also would recommend lowering the cooking time to 6-8 hrs (on low) though.
Delicious! I used boneless chicken breasts cut into 2-3 pieces and doubled the sauce as recommended by other reviewers who mentioned the chicken came out dry. I cooked it all day (9 hrs) on low. The taste was wonderful, although I think doubling the sauce is a bit much. It came out a bit soupy, although the sauce was wonderful with the rice. I will definately fine tune the sauce quantity and make this again.
This was very very good we served it with rice cooked in coconut milk like suggested and the family loved it. I used medium salsa so it was not to hot for the kids. I used chicken breasts and placed them in frozen and they were not dry. It had a close taste to a thai peanut curry dish I have had before at a thai restaraunt but it was missing something important I think curry so I might try adding some next time.
I've been cooking this at home and I love it!! I used medium salsa because I don't like too hot - and used a little more peanut butter (reduced fat crunchy and it was fine) and low salt soy sauce I also cooked my rice the regular way with just water, but sprinkled it with shredded unsweetened coconut. A cucumber salad and this meal is divine!! 6-7 hrs is a good cooking time for this
very nice! i used boneless breasts cut into 3 pieces and doubled the sauce. since i didn't have hot salsa, i used medium. i cooked it in the crockpot on low for 4 hours. there was extra sauce but we liked it and used it on our rice.
This was outstanding! Even my peanut-containing-food-hating husband loved it! Fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro are a must. I used medium salsa -- next time I'll use hot. So delicious!
I have a house guest who really liked this and my older son did too. It was good and I even forgot the cilantro. I used some mango salsa because I didn't have enough regular salsa and added some cayenne. Thanks for an easy one!
Fabulous! I needed a quick meal so I did it in the pressure cooker instead. The flavours were amazing. Couple small changes, cut down the peanut butter a tiny bit, increased soy sauce & added lemon pepper.