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Spicy Skewered Chicken With Peanut Dip

Spicy Skewered Chicken With Peanut Dip

These skewered chicken strips are a take-off of Thai "satay." You'll love the fragrant and spicy flavor combination.

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30 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time


Peanut Sauce

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 tablespoon chili sauce

1 tablespoon peanut oil or vegetable oil

1 teaspoon finely chopped lemon grass  

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger


3/4 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons coconut milk or milk


1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons finely chopped lemon grass  

2 teaspoons peanut oil or vegetable oil

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 16 (6x1/2-inch) strips

16 (6- to 8-inch) wooden skewers

1 small cucumber, seeded, cut into 16 chunks, if desired


 *Substitute 1 teaspoon finely chopped chives and 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest. **Substitute 2 teaspoons finely chopped chives and 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Whisk all peanut sauce ingredients together in small bowl until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together3 tablespoons peanut sauce, sour cream, and coconut milk in small bowl. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat broiler.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine remaining peanut sauce, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon grass, 2 teaspoons oil, and soy sauce in medium bowl. Add chicken strips; toss to coat. Thread 1 strip chicken onto each wooden skewer.

  5. STEP 5

    Place skewers onto broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat, turning once, 4-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

  6. STEP 6

    To serve, thread 1 chunkcucumber onto each skewer. Serve warm with dip.

Tip #1

For more peanut butter flavor, add an additional 1 or 2 tablespoons peanut butter to peanut sauce.

Nutrition (1 appetizer)

100 Calories
6 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
95 Sodium (mg)
3 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
7 Protein (g)
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