I made this recipe on a whim. It was a what can I make that doesn’t require the grocery store recipe. Turns out I did have to run to the store for the pepper sauce ingredients, sigh…but this dish was totally worth dragging three children to the store. I definitely suggest you make all three recipes because all together it’s phenomenal. It has the makings of a really good salad. We have to talk about the peanut sauce real quick. I have made hundreds of different versions from using coconut milk, to heating all the ingredients. This one is the best I have ever made, and it’s so easy.
This paired well with a rosé and a soccer match. Kids optional
Ingredients for Chicken Marinade
1 pound chicken boneless and skinless chicken thighs cut into good size pieces
8 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
14 oz. canned coconut milk
½ cup creamy peanut butter
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
3 tablespoons Soy sauce
1½ tablespoons Sriracha
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
Ingredient for the Sweet Hot Pepper Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon distilled vinegar
1 Shallot finely chopped
1 Fresh Thai Chile, minced
Kosher Salt to taste
Marinade the chicken: In a bowl, combine the coconut milk, garlic, cilantro, brown sugar, salt, turmeric, and ginger in a bowl. Add the chicken and cover, and marinate for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours in the refrigerator. *Soak wood skewers for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
Make the peanut sauce: In a bowl (or I used my bullet blender so I didn’t have to mince garlic) combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, Sriracha, vinegar, and 1⁄4 cup water, thinning with additional water if you prefer a thinner sauce.
Make the sweet hot pepper sauce: In a bowl, combine the sugar, 1⁄2 cup water, the vinegar, cucumber, shallot, and chile. Season to taste with salt.
Heat grill to medium high heat.
Thread chicken onto the skewers and grill until cooked through. About 5-6 minutes for side.
Serve with the peanut sauce and hot pepper sauce. Make sure you eat all three together and then be prepared swoon. SO GOOD!