Peanut Ginger Skewers

I have a serious love for peanut butter. I put it on lots of things, so why not my chicken? Marinating chicken in this Asian peanut butter mix and cooking on the grill (outdoor or indoor) is so tasty.  I have nothing more to say, as it was just so yummy.    

Ingredients

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 orange, zested (about 2 teaspoons)
1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter*
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 teaspoons peeled grated fresh ginger
4 medium cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch wide strips
Vegetable Oil
Skewers (soaked in water for 20 minutes if wooden)
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds

Preparation  
  • In a large bowl, whisk together orange juice, orange zest, peanut butter, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  • Reserve 1/3 cup of the mixture to serve as a dipping sauce.
  • Put the marinade in a bowl, add the chicken, turn to coat evenly, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a grill to medium heat, (350°F). Rub the grate with a towel dipped in oil. Thread chicken on skewers. Grill the chicken until thoroughly cooked.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Heat up the reserved peanut sauce till it gets thicker. Serve with chicken.

*Do not use peanut butter made with partially hydrogenated oil, whole hydrogenated oil, or palm oil.

Servings:  4 servings of 5 ounces of chicken.
Calories: About 350 per serving.

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