Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: May. 31, 2023
Most people associate peanut butter with snacks or desserts. This fantastic chicken skewers with peanut sauce recipe proves it also makes a mouthwatering sauce for chicken.—Jeanne Bennett, North Richland Hills, Texas
Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • Chopped green onions


  1. In a saucepan, combine the first 8 ingredients; cook and stir over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until smooth. Reserve half of sauce for serving. Slice chicken lengthwise into 1-in. strips; thread onto 12 metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  2. Grill, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 2 minutes; turn and brush with 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 green onion. Serve with reserved sauce.

Chicken Skewers With Peanut Sauce Tips

Should you use wooden or metal skewers for chicken skewers with peanut sauce?

Everyone loves kabobs and foods on a stick. When making chicken skewers with peanut sauce, you can use either wooden or metal skewers. If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak the skewers in water first to prevent them from splintering and from burning too quickly.

Can you make your own peanut butter for these chicken skewers?

You can use any creamy peanut butter you like for these chicken skewers. Homemade peanut butter is always a great option!

How do you keep the chicken from getting dry?

There are several tips to consider when grilling chicken, but to prevent it from drying out, simply let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving. Letting the meat rest gives the juices inside time to redistribute instead of running out on your plate.

Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 skewers: 286 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 767mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.