Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey
This quick peanut sauce adds lots of flavor to grilled chicken with minimum fuss. Serve it with steamed vegetables and rice for an inspired weeknight dinner.


Serves 4
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 406
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Protein 57 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 1 g
Sodium 523 mg
Cholesterol 132 mg


1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup peanut butter (any kind)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs.)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


1. Prepare a grill for high heat (450° to 550°). In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook garlic and peanut butter together until simmering, about 4 minutes. Whisk in sugar, chile flakes, soy sauce, and 2/3 cup water. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until starting to thicken, about 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, rub chicken with oil and grill until golden brown and almost cooked through, turning once, about 6 minutes total. Brush about 1 tbsp. peanut sauce over each chicken piece and cook just until sauce starts to caramelize, about 2 minutes. Serve with steamed vegetables and remaining sauce on the side.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Buff Hirko, Port Angeles, WA,


July 2009
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