This spicy chicken recipe makes a great appetizer for a smaller gathering, or a satisfying light entree when paired with some grilled summer vegetables and a crispy green salad. This flavor-packed recipe can also be doubled or tripled for larger crowds.
- 1 lb Boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded to ½” thick and cut into 1” strips
- 3 tbsp Soy sauce
- 2 tbsp Sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp Hot sauce
- 1 tbsp Pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp Fresh lime juice
- 3 Garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp Fresh ginger piece, finely minced
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Peanut Dipping Sauce:
- 3/4 cup Low-sodium chicken stock
- 1/3 cup Peanut butter
- 1 tbsp Soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp Ffresh lime juice
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/4 cup Fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup Roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Place wooden skewers, if using, in a bowl of water until ready to prepare chicken. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, hot sauce, maple syrup, lime juice, garlic, and fresh ginger. Season with a salt and black pepper, as desired, and add the chicken strips. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Turn chicken at least once while marinating.
- To prepare the peanut sauce, combine the chicken stock, peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, lime juice, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently, stirring frequently, until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened, around 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving container. Top with fresh cilantro and roasted peanuts and set aside.
- To prepare chicken, clean the grates on a gas grill with a stiff wire brush and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Close lid and preheat grill to medium. (To prepare indoors, spray a grill pan with non-stick cooking spray and set heat to just below medium-high).
- Thread chicken strips onto prepared skewers and place over direct medium heat. Close the cover and cook, turning once, until nicely browned and cooked through, approximately 4-6 minutes per side. (If cooking indoors, increase cooking time to 5-7 minutes per side).
- Remove from heat and serve immediately with the peanut dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!
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