Spicy Thai Chicken Kabobs

Spicy Thai Chicken Kabobs Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
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.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours
Soak: 30 Minutes
Grill: 16 Minutes


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


1. 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.

2. Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes.

3. 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.

4. 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 (1.5-lb.) package pork tenderloin, trimmed, for chicken. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Nancy Hajeck, Fairview, Tennessee,

Southern Living

October 2008
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