Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

Peanut butter adds richness and flavour to this spicy Caribbean stew.

4 servings
Marinade 1 h 30 min
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 2 h 50 min

520 calories per serving 


  plastic wrap    
2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, thinly sliced   600 g
2 tbsp canola oil   30 mL
1 clove garlic, finely chopped    
1 tsp dried oregano   1 g
1 tbsp curry powder   9 g
1/3 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed   2 lemons
1 onions, finely chopped   200 g
2 tomatoes, diced   240 g
1 jalapeño pepper, fresh, minced   30 g
3 tbsp peanut butter, natural   45 g
3 cups chicken broth, hot   750 mL
1 2/3 cup arborio rice   300 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 green onions/scallions, finely chopped [optional]   15 g

Before you start

A slow cooker is needed to make this recipe.


  1. In a bowl, mix together half of the oil, garlic, oregano, curry powder, and half of the lemon juice. Cut the chicken breast into thin strips, then add the strips to the bowl. Stir well to combine, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 h 1/2 to overnight.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a pan, add the onion and cook gently until softened, about 5 min. Add the tomatoes and jalapeño pepper, then cook 1 min with stirring. Take the pan off the heat, then add the peanut butter. Blend in the hot broth, adding a little at a time. Season with salt and pepper to taste then transfer the mixture to the ceramic cooking pot.
  3. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook 1 h on 'high'. About 30 min before the end of the cooking time, take the marinated chicken out of the refrigerator and leave it to come to room temperature.
  4. Add the chicken and marinade to the cooking pot, mixing well to combine. Cover and cook 1 h.
  5. Add the rice, stir to mix. Cover and cook on 'high' for a further 45 min, or until the rice is cooked. Stir in the remaining lemon juice, garnish with green onions (optional) and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (460g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




12 g

18 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

10 %


85 mg


125 mg

5 %


64 g

21 %


3 g

14 %


5 g


42 g

Vitamin A

20 %

Vitamin C

30 %


6 %


20 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 2 servings
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Calories, Cholesterol, Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Manganese, Vitamin B2
Good source of :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C
Excellent source of :
Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | High Iron | Kosher | Low Calorie | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Slow Cook | Caribbean

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