Friday, June 12, 2009

Spicy Peanut Chicken Sticks

Today I got to meet my sister-in-law for the first time. She's a beauty. All 8 pounds of her. Yes, that's right, I didn't gain her through marriage, but by birth. Brad's dad and his girlfriend of about 8 years Teresa had a baby girl named Alivia. She was born Tuesday. I held her and realized how big my little baby's gotten. I can't believe Chase's almost 3! It made me wish I was the one with the new baby. Darn my retoflexed uterus! No more babies for me. I was hoping to one day talk Brad into getting his vasectomy reversed, but my chances of getting pregnant and carrying a baby to term are now slim. Enough of my belly aching. These spicy peanut chicken sticks were yummy. I found the recipe over at at Krista's Kitchen. After trying her grilled egg and cheese sandwiches the other night I knew these would be great too. The only thing I will change next time's adding the full about of cayenne pepper. I just put a dash in because I didn't want to burn the kids mouths off. I'll chance it next time! Thanks Krista for another great recipe!

1/4 creamy peanut butter
3 TBSP reduced-sodium soy sauce
4-1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 TBSP brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp ground coriander (I didn't have any)
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Set aside 3 tablespoons marinade for sauce. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag;add onion and chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate sauce. If grilling the chicken, coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Drain and discard marinade. Thread chicken onto 8 soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once.


Julie said...

Those look great. My hubby always looks at me funny when I mention chicken recipes with peanut butter. I'm just gonna have to sneak one in on him.

Anonymous said...

These look so good!

the ungourmet said...

I love spicy peanut flavors in this recipe. Yum!

Glad you got to meet your sister-in-law. My dad remarried about 13 years ago and they had a daughter so I have a sister that is the same age as my daughter. :0)

Katy ~ said...

Congratulations and best wishes to the baby and new parents!

I'll bet this was so tasty; sounds like a nice prepare-ahead meal. Good timesaver.

Denise said...

My kids love anything on a stick that they can eat. What is that about? Yet another one to print out..

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds delicious with this peanut butter sauce.. and grilled perfectly!

Pam said...

I was looking for a good grilled chicken recipe!

Melody said...

I love the addition of peanut butter. I will definitely try this. My kids love anything on a stick!

Kristen said...

looks like an easy twist on Thai for me! Yummy!

Lund7 said...

Stopping by from SITS to say good morning! This recipe looks yummy...I might try it this weekend!

Congrats on your new Sister-in-law!!

Stop by my blog for a giveaway!

Chicago Mom said...

My husband is a big fan of peanut butter and anything spicy, plus I am always trying to get him to eat more chicken (which he is not a big fan of), so this sounds great! Thank you (and Krista) for the recipe.

ChristineM said...

Oh I love spicy-peanutty things! Congrats on your new sis-in-law!

Willoughby said...

This looks a lot like one of our favorites, Chicken Satay. I'll have to give this one a try.

Congrats on the new SIL!

outdoorgriller said...

Those sound good I always like to try different foods.If you would like to look at the collection of tips and recipes I have for grilling you can visit

Lynda said...

These sound easy and delicious- perfect for hectic days!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

yummy I love grilling recipes. They didnt dry out on the grill did they? I have a tendencey of doing that. This is so simple and easy!

Krista said...

So glad you liked them! I like them spicy too.
Congratulations on your new sister in law and a new aunt for your kiddos!