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Thai Chicken Thighs

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Spilling the Beans does it again! This book does not disappoint, if I haven’t convinced you to buy it yet…buy it! I loved this recipe. To be honest, I didn’t put much work into making it. My very  lovely friend, Anja, invited me over for a dinner and movie date and I ended up mostly observing while she cooked (… she was just doing such a good job I didn’t want to interfere ;) )

This recipe is packed with protein and flavor, and reheats well so make a big batch! Make it even better by cooking your rice in some light coconut milk and unsweetened coconut flakes! Just a word of warning it takes quite a while to bake (about 1 – 1.5 hours) which we didn’t realize until we where making it…good thing it took us that long to decide what movie to watch. Dietitians are so indecisive…..

I clearly didn’t get a good picture of this dish, I was too excited to eat it! But somethings better than nothing …

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Thai Chicken Thighs

Serves 6

Adapted from Spilling the Beans

  • 1 to 2 lbs skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 smallish dark-fleshed sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups black beans (cooked or drained and rinsed if canned)
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
  • heaping 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2  5.5 oz  can tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Chopped salted peanuts and fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Steamed rice, for serving

Directions 

  • Whisk the peanut butter, cumin, garlic, salsa, tomato paste and water/broth
  • Mix salsa mixture with the remaining ingredients (besides the rice, cilantro, and peanuts) in a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish
  • Cover with foil. Bake at 350 F for an hour to 1.5 hrs — check the temperature. The chicken thighs should reach 165 F
  • Stir every 1/2 hour or so until the chicken is cooked through

Serve over hot (coconut) rice and garish with peanuts and fresh cilantro.

Slow cooker option: Put everything in, cover, and cook on low for 6 hours, stirring once or twice.

4 Comments || Thai Chicken Thighs

  1. My mom made this one once – it was tasty. Even my sister ate it, and she hates peanut butter!

  2. Joan Uhrig

    i made this yesterday, it was delicious and healthy too. Beans are so good for us and there was no added oil or fat. Super easy, put it in the oven, set the timer and enjoy.

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