I love peanut sauce, do you? Luckily, I’m not allergic to nuts, because I love all the peanut components to Thai food. Today, I’m sharing an easy chicken recipe with a thai peanut sauce. The original recipe has the chicken on skewers, but I didn’t put mine on skewers. The original recipe also has the sauce as a dipping sauce and I drizzled the sauce on top of my chicken just to keep things easier especially since I wasn’t skewering them. Other than the skewers, the only other thing I changed from the original recipe is that I used ground ginger instead of fresh because when I was making this (when I was photographing it) my fresh ginger had gone bad.
For this recipe you’ll need:
- chicken tenders
- salt & pepper
- soy sauce
- peanut butter
- brown sugar
- fresh ginger (I used ground ginger)
- lime juice
- fish sauce
- coconut milk or water
- fresh chili, cayenne, or chili sauce
First, season the chicken tenders with salt, pepper, and soy sauce. Then, I grilled them on my griddler. One thing I did differently here was that instead of seasoning the chicken with the soy sauce prior to grilling, I drizzles the soy sauce on once it was on the grill. Because I had a lot of chicken tenders, I did this in 2 batches and then just reheated them before serving.
While the chicken was cooking, I made the peanut sauce. I whisked together the peanut butter, ginger, brown sugar, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, coconut milk, and cayenne.
That’s it! That’s all you have to do. Grill your chicken until it’s done and serve with the peanut sauce. If you’re cooking the chicken in batches like me, just reheat the chicken before serving so it’s all warm/hot.
There’s a lot of ingredients, but this is seriously so easy! Serve with vegetables and rice and you’ve got a whole meal!