Peanut butter bbq chicken


[donotprint]Maybe you have noticed that most of the dinners I prepared are not too complicated. That’s because I try not to make dinner the biggest meal of the day (that would be breakfast right after my workout) and because I cook at least 2 meals almost everyday. As much as I love cooking I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. That’s why I am always in the lookout for easy and quick dinners.

This recipe is a very good example of this. I spent only about 10 minutes making the peanut butter bbq sauce. After that the chicken marinated for 5 hours in the fridge and baked for one hour while I did  the things that I do when I am not cooking. That’s just the way I like my dinners.[/donotprint]

Peanut butter bbq chicken
Makes 3 big servings

The ingredients:

  • 3 chicken legs (drumsticks and thigs)
  • 4 TBSP peanut butter (the kinda that hasn’t been recalled, just to be safe)
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 to 2 TBSP hot sauce (Tabasco or similar)
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • other spices as desired

The how-to:

  1. In a small sauce pot mix peanut butter, vinegar, hot sauce and brown sugar and heat over medium-high heat. Stirr constantly until the sauce starts to thicken.
  2. Rub chicken with salt, pepper and spices and put in a large container. Pour peanut butter sauce over it and spread evenly all around. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Overnight works better.
  3. Put chicken in a baking dish, cover with foil and bake at 250°F (120°C) for approximately one hour.
  4. When cooked let it rest for 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!

The afterthoughts:

  • I don’t think there is anything I would change on this recipe. It is easy. It uses a very few ingredients available in almost every kitchen and it is very tasty. Just add more hot sauce if you’d like it hotter.


¡Buen provecho!



  • You got me curious when I saw peanut butter in this recipe. I have to say that this looks quick and yummy.

  • What a great flavour combination…almost like satay chicken….

  • For some reason, we were actually expecting to see bbq sauce in this recipe with peanut butter as a slight flavor enhancer. Looks like pb is the main star! Love that it’s an entire chicken leg. Yummm chicken!

  • What a great combination – love this one and cannot wait to make this at home!!

  • I hear you on the quick dinners there! But sometimes I do like spending extra time in the kitchen. I like the sound of this dish and will be giving it a go this weekend – maybe with couscous or bulghur!

  • This sounds wonderful with great combination of flavours!

  • I imagine this will come out of my oven fairly soon, it sounds delicious!

  • what a creative way of serving chicken… just lovely… 🙂

  • I bet that had some wonderful flavor

  • looks & sounds great! love the flavour combination!

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