Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken

A friend form Peru told me about this dish yesterday and it sounded so interesting I just had to try it!  The original Peruvian recipe is made with chicken pieces, previously fried, but I gave it a twist, and made it in the oven since I like to cut on preparation time.


  • 1 Chicken
  • 2 onions – chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – pressed
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Mix the tomatoes, garlic, onions, water and salt in a baking pan.
  2. Peanut Butter Chicken 1
    Place the chicken in the center, and sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder and some olive oil.
  3. Cover and bake in a 350ºF (180ºC) oven for about 45 minutes. Uncover, check for water, and continue baking for another 45 minutes, or until chicken is well done.
  4. Take out of the oven, and add the peanut butter to the sauce – mix well.