Peanut Saucied Chicken

[25 Jul 2007 | By | 7 Comments]
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Chicken should be so lucky.

This chicken is a GREAT meal to serve when you are looking for an alternative to the summer hamburger a la BBQ. If I invite a family over for dinner, kids and adults alike will rave about this sauce, giving erstwhile glances around the table before they scoop a much-too-large pile into their mouths.

You marinate the chicken, then grill it to perfection. I like to use chicken tenders, because the size is easy to slice into bites or eat right off a skewer. And if you know me, you know I get a kick out of meals that keep on giving. This particular sauce keeps well in the fridge for a week. Which for my purposes translates to another round of skewered chicken on another night, not too far in the future.

Peanut Saucied Chicken*

Chicken Marinade
12-15 chicken tenders
juice of 4 lemons
2/3 cup olive oil
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp coarse ground pepper
1 T thyme leaves

Peanut Sauce
1 T olive oil
1 T dark sesame oil
2/3 cup diced red onion
4 cloves minced garlic
1 T minced ginger
pinch red pepper flakes
2-3 T red wine vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2-3 T soy
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup ketchup
2 T sherry
juice from one lime

Whisk marinade; place with chicken in large ziploc and put in fridge for 6 hours or overnight. Grill chicken (with or without skewers). For sauce: put in sauce pan the oils, onion, garlic, ginger and red pepper. Cook over medium for 10 minutes. Whisk in remaining ingredients, cook one more minute.

*recipe adapted from Barefoot Contessa (Thanks Ina!)

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  • Deborah said (25 July 2007 at 10:09 am):

    My husband doesn’t like peanut sauces, but I am going to save this recipe for the next time he is not at home!

  • brilynn said (26 July 2007 at 3:39 pm):

    Sometimes when I say I’m making a peanut sauce, I get wierd looks, but if I don’t say anything, everyone will eat it and love it. I will definitely make this!

  • janelle said (27 July 2007 at 8:09 am):

    Deborah: Lol! I hope you like it, then maybe he can be convinced:).

    Brilynn: Catch some of those looks on film, will you? Maybe this sauce will catch you some smiles:).

  • Kristen said (27 July 2007 at 8:55 pm):

    This looks delicious! Reminds me that I just used the last of my sesame oil.

  • sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said (29 July 2007 at 7:46 am):

    Janelle~ this looks great!~ but then most of your dishes do =D
    I will have to give it a try.

  • Muum said (30 July 2007 at 5:46 am):

    this looks really good, I’ll try it -

  • janelle said (30 July 2007 at 12:50 pm):

    Kristen: Its a kicker keeping track of ingredients!

    Sandi: thanks, Sandi, you are too kind!

    Muum: I hope you do!!