The first time I had this was from my cousin Cara, she made it for a party and I was HOOKED! I LOVE it. And by love I mean stand by the bowl at parties and take every toothpick full kind of love. Like crave it and think about it when I’m at work kind of love…Jim should really worry.
I’m not sure where she got the recipe but thank goodness I got it from her. The first night I made it I got quite the rave review from both Jim and roommate Mike, so I figured it was a repeat. We had leftover sauce so Jim bought more chicken breast for the next night and I made
some brown fried rice with green beans and the leftover green onions to go with it. The first night we had beans from Jim’s parent’s garden, steamed with butter and lemon. Pair it with whatever you wish, it’ll be yummy no matter what!
Quotes from the Farmer
Be sure to make some extra, this makes for great leftovers for the family to be reheated quick. Be sure to have the peanut sauce too, and pair with some fresh steamed vegetables.
The recipe she gave me had the chicken skewered but honestly, I don’t have the patience for chicken on a stick, unless I’m at a renaissance fair or in a rush. Anything I can do to cut down the amount of time it takes for me to get the chicken to my mouth…did I mention I love this chicken?
Chicken in a Peanut Sauce
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4, less because it’s just too good
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 lbs), trimmed
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
3 Tbsp. ketchup
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. Tabasco
4 scallions, sliced thin
Slice the chicken diagonally into ¼ in. thick strips
Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken, Cara gave me a very helpful hint to do this in a gallon-sized plastic bag. Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes but not longer than an hour.
Adjust an oven rack 6 in. from the broiler element and heat the broiler. Line a broiler pan bottom with foil and cover with the slotted broiler pan top.
Lay the chicken on the broiler pan top. Broil until fully cooked, about 8 minutes, flipping the chicken over halfway through.
Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce:
½ cup all natural unsweetened peanut butter creamy
¼ cup hot water
3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
2 scallions, sliced thin
1 ½ tsp. Tabasco – adjust seemingly, try starting out with 1 tsp then if you’re a fan of spicier up it.
1 garlic clove, minced
Whisk the peanut butter and hot water together in a medium bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Transfer to a serving bowl.