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Chicken in Peanut Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 large tomatoes, cored

2 cups roasted, unsalted peanuts

1 tablespoon peanut butter

2 tablespoons adobo sauce from canned chipotles (reserve chipotles for another use)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 cups shredded chicken breast meat, from 2 cooked chicken breasts

Sesame seeds, for garnish

Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Warm corn tortillas or white rice, for serving


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Let cool. Peel and add to a blender. Process the tomatoes, peanuts, peanut butter, and adobo sauce until smooth. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  2. Add the sauce to a medium skillet and add the chicken. Stir for 3 minutes over medium heat until warm. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. Serve with warm tortillas or white rice.