PB & J Chicken Skewers Recipe

PB & J Chicken Skewers Recipe
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PB & J Chicken Skewers Recipe
Greater Boston Gala Girls

A lunch bag-inspired variation on a classic chicken satay.

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 whole chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • Skewers, soaked in water

For the sauces:

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon-2 tablespoons chili paste, to taste
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon hot water
  • Plum sauce, for serving
  • Cilantro, for serving

Directions

For the chicken:

Mix curry, yogurt, ginger, soy sauce, and garlic together in a large bowl. Add in chicken, stir to coat, and cover. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Wipe off excess marinade and put chicken on skewers.   Grill until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.

For the peanut butter sauce:

Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, chili paste, lime juice, and sugar together in a Cuisinart. Blend to combine. If the sauce is too thick, thin it out with a little bit of water. Pour sauce into bowl. Pour plum sauce into another bowl. Arrange grilled skewers on a platter and garnish with cilantro and serve with dipping sauces.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.