May 22, 2023 at 10:00 am EDT
Marinated Peanut Sauce Chicken Skewers

Looking for a fun and easy dish to spice up your routine? Try these delicious chicken skewers marinated in peanut sauce. The chicken thighs are a great source of iron and protein, making this a great choice for anyone who lives an active lifestyle!

Our bodies need iron to transport oxygen to all our cells. Chicken thighs also provide all essential amino acids so your muscles can repair and rebuild themselves after a workout. You can soak the chicken skewers overnight or toss and bake them the same day! Most people would agree that eating with skewers is fun, and somewhat messy. This meal stirs up more excitement than a frozen dish! Feeling more adventurous? Add more flavor and powerful phytonutrients by including other colorful vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes, the options are endless!

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Marinated Peanut Sauce Chicken Skewers recipe

Serves 8

Prep Time 10 min

Cook Time 20 min


½ cup (130g) natural peanut butter, creamy​
4 garlic cloves, minced​
2 tbsp. tamari​
2 tbsp. sesame oil, toasted​
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar​
4 green onions, minced, divided​
4 tbsp. cilantro, minced​
2 tsp. ground ginger​
1 tsp. salt​
3 lbs. (1.3kg) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces​
½ cup (75g) chopped peanuts, to serve​
red pepper flakes, to garnish​
12 metal skewers (or bamboo skewers, soaked in water for minimum 30 minutes)​
1 cucumber, peeled & sliced


In a bowl, mix together the peanut butter, garlic, tamari, sesame oil, white wine vinegar, half of the green onions, cilantro, ground ginger and salt.​

Add the chopped chicken to the peanut sauce, toss until evenly coated. If you have time, allow it to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.​

When ready to cook, heat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet and spray it with a little oil.​

Thread the marinated chicken onto skewers, lay onto the wire rack and place into the hot oven to bake for 20-25 minutes, until the chicken has cooked through.​

Serve with sliced cucumber, garnished with chopped peanuts and red pepper flakes.

This recipe has 7 grams of carbohydrates and 39 grams of protein per serving.

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