Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce


Wow it’s been a long time since I have posted anything.  Between celebrating, graduating, packing up my apartment and driving north, there wasn’t a lot of time for blogging.  I’m home now.  As I drove toward the Seattle skyline, two nights ago the rain had stopped and the clouds lifted some.  The sunset was beautiful against the buildings in soft pinks and purples.  My mountain (Mount Rainier) wasn’t out behind me, but there is time yet for that.

Let’s get down to business though.  My graduation party was tons of fun.  The Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce were a hit!  Not to mention I made the Peanut Sauce the day before.  How easy is that?

Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Serves 6

Chicken Skewers
1 lb chicken, cut into 24 bite sized pieces
24 wooden skewers

Soak the skewers in water for at least one hour (up to two).

Skewer one piece of chicken on each stick.  Grill over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink in the middle (about 5 minutes each side).

Peanut Sauce
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
2 TBS lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS sesame oil
1 tsp honey
2 TBS brown sugar
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 TBS cayenne pepper
1 TBS chili powder
½ TBS ground ginger
8 ounces chicken broth

Put all the ingredients into a food processor, except the chicken broth (if you only have a blender that will work too).  Mix ingredients thoroughly.

Stream in the chicken broth with the food processor running and allow the mixture to become smooth.

Check seasonings and adjust as needed.

Note:  I like spicy things, but for a party it’s best to keep things in the medium range.  If you know your crowd is up for it, increase the cayenne and chili powder.Recipe in print-friendly format.


About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.

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