Stir up a superfast peanut sauce, and marinate the chicken before you head out for the day. The remaining ingredients can be quickly put together when you get home from work.
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup lite soy sauce
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 1/2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 (12-inch) wooden or metal skewers
1 bunch green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
32 fresh snow peas
16 basil leaves
How to Make It
Whisk together first 5 ingredients and 1/2 cup water in a large shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag; reserve 3/4 cup. Add chicken to dish, turning to coat. Cover or seal, and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally.
Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes.
Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high). Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Thread chicken, onions, and next 4 ingredients alternately onto wooden skewers, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces.
Grill kabobs, covered with grill lid, over 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from grill, and baste with reserved 3/4 cup marinade.
Spicy Thai Pork Kabobs: Substitute 1 (5-lb.) package pork tenderloin, trimmed, for chicken. Proceed with recipe as directed.
We really enjoyed this recipe. I would definitely consider it a "company" dish... but great for a special meal for my family as well. I added the juice of a whole lime, as well as the zest. I also added an additional 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to make it a bit spicier. I would leave out the basil, as it dries up when grilled.
This was pretty good, I just expected it to have more flavor. I would consider making it again for a weeknight meal as it is quick and easy to make. My green onion and basil burned on grill. I served it with sweet-hot asian noodle bowl.