A neighbor gave me this recipe, and at first I was skeptical to see peanut butter as an ingredient. But folks can't resist these specially seasoned skewers.
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons chili powder or crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 12 green onions
- In a blender, combine the first nine ingredients Cover and blend until smooth, adding a few drops of water if mixture is too thick.
- Pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Cut chicken into 1-in.-wide strips; add to bag. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Drain chicken and discard marinade. Trim 3 in. of green off tops of each onion; cut remaining onion in half. On metal or soaked wooden skewers, thread one piece of onion on each skewer. Thread two to three strips of chicken on each skewer end with another piece of onion. Grill, uncovered, over medium-low heat, turning every 3-5 minutes, for 15-20 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p95
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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