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Spicy Peanut Chicken Thighs

No recipe image available.This terrific recipe for Spicy Peanut Chicken Thighs was submitted by Leisla Sansom of Alexandria, Virginia.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons peanut oil
8 broiler-fryer chicken thighs
2 medium onions, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (12-ounce) can beer
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup tomato-based chili sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, without skins
Parsley sprigs for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large skillet, place oil and heat to medium-high temperature. Add chicken and cook, turning, about 8 minutes or until brown on all sides. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.
  2. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of oil from skillet. In skillet, place onions and garlic. Sauté about 5 minutes or until onions are soft and brown.
  3. In small bowl, mix flour and beer, stirring until smooth. Add to onion mixture, stirring to loosen brown bits from bottom of skillet.
  4. Stir in parsley, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, rosemary, pepper, bay leaf and peanuts.
  5. Return chicken to skillet, reduce heat to low temperature and simmer about 25 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. Discard bay leaf.
  6. Place chicken on serving dish and pour sauce on top. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.