If I had to pick my all time favorite food, it would be peanut butter (although cheese is a very close second). I love peanut butter sandwiches, cookies, bars, on apples, plain, ice cream…*sigh* I could go on and on.
So one day when I was opening my lovely jar of peanut butter, this chicken recipe caught my eye. Peanut butter? Chicken? Mmm… I do not often stumble upon many savory peanut butter dishes, so I was eager to give this a try.
As with most of my chicken recipes for the grill, I adapted this recipe to be quick and easy - mix the marinade, put marinade and chicken in Ziploc bag, let sit in the refrigerator for about 2 hours, grill, eat. It’s that simple.
Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken
Yields 4 servings
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ginger, grated or finely chopped
1 pound chicken tenders or chicken breast cut into 1 1/2 inch strips
- In a bowl, prepare the marinade by mixing all of the ingredients except the chicken.
- Put chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour marinade over chicken. Make sure chicken gets completely coated. Set in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
- Lightly oil grates on grill OR use a foil tray to cook chicken.
- Place chicken on grill (or foil tray) and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, until chicken is cooked thoroughly.
Adapted from Smuckers Peanut Butter Jar Lid