Peanut Butter Chicken
Apparently we aren't the only ones who think this is a strange combination. But we have had stranger-sounding recipes, like Vinegar Pie. If you think about it, this isn’t that strange of a combination. In Thai cuisine, peanut skewers are frequently served with peanut sauce. The flavors do take some getting used to, but once you’ve tried them once you’ll be hooked! Are you ready to make this recipe? Well we are, so let’s go!
Peanut Butter Chicken Ingredients
2 Tbs. creamy peanut butter
1/2 C. Italian salad dressing
1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 C. creamy peanut butter
6 Tbs. water
1/2 C. parsley or cilantro leaves, chopped
3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs. honey
1 tsp. sesame oil
Pinch cayenne powder
Peanut Butter Chicken Directions
Marinade the chicken for about three hours prior to cooking, this will allow the flavors to absorb properly. To do this, combine: two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, ½ cup of Italian salad dressing, and one pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Mix the peanut butter with the dressing and set the chicken breasts into the mixture. Cover the container that you’re using with plastic wrap and let it sit. The flavors will mingle while you prepare the peanut butter chicken’s sauce.
After at least three hours have elapsed, place a baking pan lined with foil on the lowest rack of your oven and heat your broiler on the highest setting.
Remove the raw chicken from the refrigerator and place it on a metal grill rack over the foil-lined baking pan. Broil for about 7 minutes per side, making sure to turn over carefully halfway through cooking. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the peanut butter chicken has reached a safe temperature. Generally, when the juices are running clear, the meat will be safe to eat. Wrap the chicken breasts in foil.
To prepare the sauce, place the creamy peanut butter, water, parsley or cilantro, fresh lime juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and cayenne pepper into a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Drizzle over the hot chicken and serve over a bed of rice or pasta. You could even copy this recipe and cut the chicken into skewers to make an easy and delicious appetizer!
See, peanut butter chicken really isn’t something to be afraid of, it’s actually really delicious!
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