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Monday, July 1, 2013

4th of July Chicken Skewers

With the 4th of July only a few days away, I am going to share a grilling recipe that gets away from hamburgers and hot dogs.  Again, I have gone to my most reliable source, Blog Chef.  I made these over the weekend and was more than pleased with the results.  Delicious!  CH says that this recipe is a "keeper".

I will do a copy and paste then provide the link so that you may get all the details.

Chinese chicken skewers are a delicious and simple recipe to prepare using the grill. For this recipe you are making both a marinade and a sauce for brushing onto the chicken while it’s grilling. The marinade and sauce is a combination of teriyaki sauce, chunky peanut butter, sesame seeds and crushed red pepper flakes. You can use your favorite brand of teriyaki sauce. I like to heat the marinade for a while to allow the peanut butter to melt so the sauce is smooth. If you are in a hurry and want to skip marinating the chicken for 30 minutes, you can just toss the chicken pieces with half the sauce. This goes great served with rice. Enjoy. Adapted from Our Krazy Kitchen.


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch chunks)
8 wooden skewers (soaked for 1 hour in cold water)
1 ½ cups teriyaki sauce
½ cup chunky peanut butter
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Cooking Instructions:
Step 1: In a medium saucepan add teriyaki sauce, peanut butter, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes. Whisk over medium-high heat until the peanut butter is blended into the sauce. Remove from the heat and allow the sauce to cool completely.
Step 2: Place the chicken in a large bowl or sealable plastic bag. Pour half of the marinade over the chicken (reserving the other half). Cover and place into the refrigerator. Allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes.
Step 3: Thread the chicken pieces onto the soaked wooden skewers. Lightly grease the grates of an outdoor grill. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Grill the chicken skewers while brushing with the reserved sauce and turning frequently until the chicken is fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees).
(Makes 4 Servings)
Here is the link.   Enjoy!

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