Friday, March 11, 2016

Thai-Inspired Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce

A friend made this dish for my family last summer and we all loved it!  I got the recipe and meant to make it right away, but I just got around to it about two weeks ago.  We still liked it- especially my 4-year old, who stuffed his face, which he never does!  Unless it's candy or Thai or Indian food, he's just not that interested.  He loves Thai and Indian food though.  He can't get enough.
Instead of threading the chicken through skewers, I copied what my friend did and we grilled this on a veggie grilling thingy- just layed the chicken out on that and flipped it as needed.  We had grilled bell peppers on the side.

Thai-Inspired Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce
adapted from The Splendid Table and JP

3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
Peanut Sauce, for serving (recipe follows)

1. Place the chicken in a medium bowl. Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a separate bowl. (Or put everything in a large ziplock bag.) Pour the marinade over the chicken and massage the meat with your hands for 1 minute to coat the cubes well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or as long as overnight.
2. Spray a grill rack with nonstick cooking spray and set the heat to high or use a grill pan. Use a veggie grilling tray on your grill. When the grill is ready, cook the chicken for 8 to 10 minutes, turning the chicken over half-way through. Remove the chicken from the grill and allow it to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce
from JP
serves 4, can increase for more servings

4T creamy peanut butter
4-5T warm water or more, to desired consistency
4 tsp hoisin sauce
4 tsp sweet chili sauce
1 tsp Thai red curry paste
1 T of lime juice

1, In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together.
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1 comment:

Debbie Carter said...

This looks so good, Dish!