Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers Recipe
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Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers Recipe

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"Most people associate peanut butter with snacks or desserts. This fantastic dish proves it also makes a mouthwatering sauce for chicken."—Jeanne Bennett, North Richland Hills, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • Sliced green onion tops

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 386 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 1140mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 38g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until smooth. Reserve half of sauce. Slice chicken lengthwise into 1-in. strips; thread onto metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  2. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 2 minutes; turn and brush with peanut butter sauce. Continue turning and basting for 4-6 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Place cabbage on a serving plate; top with chicken. Sprinkle with onion tops. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p13

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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ABiggie User ID: 5510072 229775
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"I usually just double or triple the sauce , add cooked chicken to it and pour it over rice. Definitely a keeper."

lorstout User ID: 2537668 44861
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"This is by far my picky daughter's favorite chicken dish. She even puts the reserved sauce on angel hair pasta."

MaikoEmi User ID: 4616610 16646
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"I really love peanut chicken satay! That being said, I had to pay fry this, as our grill is currently out of commission. It was very good, but I've had amazing satay at a few thai places. Definitely going in the recipe book!"

QueenKTB67 User ID: 5770970 45915
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"I had breast and thigh meat. Turned out wonderful! Love all the flavors!"

redisaid User ID: 5654969 45904
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"I made this for dinner for my husband last night. We both loved it and it was so easy to prepare. I didn't have pepper flakes so I used a little cayenne. It would be wonderful on grilled shrimp too!"

jporter10738 User ID: 2533873 43164
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2009

"Very good! Served it with macaroni salad and corn on the cob for my dad's birthday. Next time I make it I may leave out the pepper flakes though. They made it a bit spicy for my tastes :-)"

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