Chicken Thighs In Hoisin Peanut Paste

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 17mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt flakes
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, room temperature
  • 1 handful of chopped Asian herbs (Thai basil, Vietnamese mint or coriander in any combination)


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350ºF and lightly oil a baking tray.

  • Step 2

    Using a food processor, stand mixer or stick blender, blitz the peanuts until they become a fine meal. Add the hoisin sauce, vinegar, salt and a little warm water, if needed to loosen. Tip into a large mixing bowl, add the chicken pieces and rub them all over with the paste.

  • Step 3

    Bake for about 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the paste is all dark and bubbling. You can always give them a quick blast under the grill at the end to create those dark bits.

  • Step 4

    Scatter the fresh herbs onto the chicken and serve with sautéed Asian greens or a crunchy Asian salad.