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Chicken on a Stick with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Chicken on a Stick with Peanut Dipping Sauce

by Alison Needham

These Asian inspired skewers are usually the hit of the party. They are wonderful served with the peanut sauce alone, but also make a fantastic lettuce wrap. I often find it necessary to double the recipe when feeding a crowd.

Yield: 12

What you'll need

  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds of chicken tenders
  • 12 wooden skewers
  • Peanut sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger root (either finely minced or grated)
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of minced cilantro
  • Pinch of sugar

How to make it

  1. Place soy sauce, honey, oil, and garlic in a large zip-top bag and squish to combine. Add chicken, seal bag and shake to coat. Refrigerate for one hour or overnight.
  2. Make the peanut sauce. Whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar and water until smooth. Stir in ginger, scallion, garlic, cilantro and a pinch of sugar. If the sauce still seems too thick add a bit more water until you get your desired consistency. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Place a cooking rack about 4-6 inches from the flame on your oven broiler. Cover a broiler pan with foil and place chicken tenders on the pan. Broil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until tenders are golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Insert the skewers lengthwise through the chicken tenders. Serve warm or at room temperature with the peanut dipping sauce.