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Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers

"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


  • 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


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

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  • Zsa Zsa Kay
    Nov 3, 2020

    Love! Family favorite. Key to great tasting chicken is to soak the chicken in salt water for a minimum of 20 min. Place chicken in a bowl add water to cover Add 1-2 Tablespoon of salt let soak for 20 min then drain and rinse..

  • Jennifer
    Apr 1, 2017

    I thought it was alright. I can't pinpoint what kept this recipe from being amazing... Maybe needs more salt and sugar? It would probably have been an amazing recipe if the chicken were marinated beforehand...

  • ABiggie
    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
    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
    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
    Jul 30, 2011

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

  • redisaid
    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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    Jun 5, 2011

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    Aug 22, 2009

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