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
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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

1 serving (3 each) equals 386 calories, 20 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 1140 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 38 g 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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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."

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."

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!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

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

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!"

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