This is one of my favorite chicken recipes. It comes a close second after my chicken in lemon and garlic that I have already posted here on the blog. Check it out too.
I love cooking this chicken in peanut butter for my loved ones. It is hearty, delicious and easy to make.
Let’s get started right away:-
Heat your wide heavy based sauce pan and add the cooking oil. Once hot, add the chicken pieces and sear till brown but don’t let it cook yet. Once brown set aside.
Add your onion to the same pot and cook till soft. Add the ginger garlic and turmeric mixture and let cook for a while.
Next add the tomatoes and paste. Let cook down into a paste / sauce. Once the tomatoes are soft and cooked through, add the chicken pieces. Mix well.
Add the peanut butter you had dissolved with the remaining water. Mix, lower heat. Cover the pan and let simmer on low heat for 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked though. Boneless chicken will obviously take a shorter time to cook.
The sauce will thicken so keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. If it’s too thick you can add some water as it simmers.
Once ready check seasoning then serve. It goes well with rice and vegetables.
I usually determine how much seasoning to use depending on the peanut butter, so it is important to use a good quality. If it’s too salty or sugary it will affect the taste of the sauce, that’s why I prefer checking the seasoning at the end.
Try it and enjoy!