Slow-cooker Thai peanut chicken
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Chicken satay has always been one of my favourite treat dinners, but in the past I have always used the peanut butter as the main component of the satay sauce, very tasty but also high in fat. I decided to try this slow-cooker peanut chicken version with light coconut milk- of course this still contains fat but it has so much flavour and it makes a perfect creamy base for a very tasty peanut sauce.
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Slow cooker peanut satay pork
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3 ingredient slow cooker balsamic chicken
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Bonfire Night stew
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