Peanut Chicken

This is a guest post by Crystal of the blog, Crystal and Co.  If you’d like to guest post on Eat at Home, contact me.

A few months ago I reached out to my Facebook readers and asked for a yummy Peanut Chicken recipe. One of my readers, Andrea, quickly responded! She is a military wife who loves to cook and entertain. And boy did she deliver with this recipe that she and her hubby have been using for years!

I knew I had to share it at Eat At Home. Simple ingredient list, doubles very easily for large families or planning ahead for leftovers, and is great for any busy family!

Don’t let the use of sriracha sauce scare you. The flavors blend beautifully. All five of my children enjoy this meal- it’s not hot at all. Want to kick up the spice? Increase the sriracha sauce.

Peanut allergies? Not worries. My {baby} Matthew is allergic to peanuts, too. The beauty in
this recipe is the sauce is made separately- it is your choice to dip or not to dip. Diversity, baby!

Marinade:

  • ¼ c peanut oil
  • 1 T fish sauce
  • 2 t sriracha sauce
  • 1 t coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 16 thawed chicken tenders

Combine all ingredients above except the chicken tenders in a container or dish. Mix well. Toss the tenders in and coat well. Cover. Place in the fridge for at least one hour.

Meanwhile, soak your bamboo skewers in a dish filled with water.

When done marinating, thread your tenders onto the bamboo skewers. I like to fit two tenders per skewer.

Place the skewers on the grill for 10-15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

(I like to cover my grill in foil when I cook things on skewers to prevent sticking and tearing of the meat which can then cause it to some rip off the skewer.)

While your meat is cooking on the grill, prepare your sauce on the stove top.

Peanut Sauce:

  • ½ c smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup cream of coconut or canned coconut milk
  • 2t lemon juice
  • 2t fish sauce

Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Whisk together. Cook on very low heat stirring regularly. If you cook it too high the peanut butter loses its smooth texture and starts to separate. Separation does not affect the taste, just the appearance. I cooked it on setting 3 and that was too high-simmer or setting 1 would be perfect.

Serve with steamed rice. (Tip: reserve the leftover coconut milk used to make the sauce and use it when preparing your side of rice. Gives it a yummy smooth flavor.)

Crystal is the author of the blog Crystal & Co.   She shares her journey while raising a houseful of hungry boys, with twins in the mix and piles of dirty laundry. Like
what you see here? She has tons of weekly meal planning ideas as well!

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Comments

  1. Sounds super easy and delicious!! Does the fish sauce taste fishy at all?

  2. Sounds like Crystal shared a winner with you. It has such delicious ingredients. I can only imagine the final flavor.

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