Crock pot Thai chicken with spicy peanut sauce

There’s no dearth of ethnic recipes in my menu repertoire when winter rolls around.  What is it about the cold weather that draws us to these comfort foods?  The advantage of this dish is the crock pot method.  It’s a boon for busy families that don’t have time to fuss about dinner during the work week, or perhaps even on a weekend when all the activities get in the way.  I’ve been recently cooking Indian curries in the crock pot for a few months now, and honestly I’ll have to say I’m just chuffed with the results.  I seldom cook a curry in the summer time as I don’t wish to heat up the kitchen, but the crock pot method should definitely change that.  I did not even have to brown the chicken before putting it in the pot.

If you like Asian-inspired dishes, you will love this Thai chicken, the peanuts and cilantro round off the dish nicely.  So bring out your chopsticks, what are you waiting for?

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43 comments

    1. Thanks Judi, slow cookers are definitely a time saver aren’t they? I’d love to treat myself to a more modern one, you know the type with all the bells and whistles.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, yes I do enjoy dishes with an international flair and better still, love learning about the culture that is attached to those dishes. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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  1. Loretta, this is brilliant! I love Thai curries and can only imagine the wonderful aroma in your house as it cooked. Love your simple and staright forward recipe.Your photos are so spectacular that I want to just pick up those chop sticks and start eating. Yum!

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    1. Thanks Sandhya, the flavors were quite lovely, and thanks to you, I’ve been inspired to cook curries in my crock pot :). I made one over the weekend that was just delicious, I threw in veggies at the same time, and it all turned out just amazing! Thanks for the photo compliment, I’m having a great time with the photos.

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    1. Thanks Freda, I think our taste buds are very similar. If you’re pushed for time, the crock pot is such a time-saver. This Thai dish had all the ingredients I love. Thanks for the photo compliment :). I’m having a great time experimenting 🙂

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  2. Love, love, love this dish Loretta! Yummy flavors! Question…I see you use bone-in thighs… Do you think your recipe would adapt to boneless/skinless thighs? My freezer happens to be stocked with them… Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Nancy. When I first made it, I did use the boneless/skinless and yes it did just fine. However, you will have to reduce the cooking time as It will get pretty shredded up on its own if left too long. I guess I like using skinless with bone-in, as they hold up better and the end result, is more intact. (Besides, I love bones in anything, I think it provides more flavor) But no worries, you won’t be compromising on the taste. Either way is just great, enjoy! Let me know how this turns out for you.

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    1. Thanks so much, yes you definitely have to invest in one, it really is a time saver and the kitchen stays a lot cooler in the summer time :). Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    1. Ha ha, thanks Teresa, you made me laugh out loud with your mention of an old shoe with peanut sauce? I guess you could say I am the same 🙂 The crock pot made it extra easy for sure. Thanks so much for stopping by and injecting some humor 🙂

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    1. Thanks, I do love Asian dishes too, especially in the winter months. Even though I don’t work outside the home, I still find it a boon for saving time when one has a busy day. You’re right love how the entire home smells when you come into the house. I’ve actually used it for baking a few sweet breads in it too, it turned out wonderfully moist. Thanks for the visit Julie, always appreciate your comments 🙂

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    1. Thank you Fae, you and me both 🙂 I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m looking into taking a cooking class in Lisbon in July. Love taking cooking classes whenever we visit different parts of the world. Thanks for the visit Fae.

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  3. Loretta, your dish sounds really lovely. I have just discovered the deliciousness of Thai food and I would love to add this on my list. I have one question, is there any substitute for the lemongrass paste in case I don’t find one?? And since I don’t have crock pot, could I do it in the oven?

    The crock pot sounds like very helpful. Maybe I’d invest on one. 😀

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    1. Thanks Jhuls, yes you should definitely invest in one, they aren’t very expensive, mine is quite old, I’d love to invest in a newer one which have so many bells and whistles. Regarding the lemongrass paste, it does not call for it, but lemongrass has such a distinct flavor and adds a lot to the dish. But like I said, the recipe did not call for a few of those ingredients, I always look at a recipe and then add my own twist to it. Go ahead and give it a try. I’ve found these really lovely pastes in a tube, there’s cilantro, parsley, lemongrass and others, and it is great as it does not go bad as some of the fresh ones do. Good luck, let me know how it turns out for you Jhuls. Have a great week!

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