I took a variation of a recipe we found online and made it our own. It was a tasty dish. The peanut butter sauce mixed with heat of spices was great. Here is what we did.
1/2 cup warm water
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 1/2 lbs chicken drumsticks and thighs
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix water, peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, red pepper flakes and ginger. Blend until you have a silky texture.
Place chicken flat in a fridge-safe container and sprinkle a small amount of salt and pepper on chicken. Pour 3/4 of mixture over chicken. Let marinate for at least 3 hours. This will allow the flavor to get underneath the skin. I would recommend overnight.
In a cast-iron skillet on medium brown chicken on each side, cooking about 5 minutes per side. It should take about 10 minutes.
Place skillet in a preheated 375 degree oven and cook for 10 -12 more minutes. On the last minute, turn your oven on broil and brown the skin.
Take the remaining amount of sauce and warm thoroughly. Take chicken and plate. Place remaining sauce and put over chicken.
And that's it! Serve with veggies and enjoy! Printable recipe here.