Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grilled Chicken Tenderloins with Zesty Peanut Sauce

Grilled marinated chicken tenderloins with cilantro lime rice and steamed vegetables with a zesty peanut sauce.  

We made this for company one evening and it was a big hit. A friend of mine was inspired. He threw a glop of peanut butter over his grilled chicken one evening and thought it was good.  He looked around on the internet and knowing the foodie that I am, asked me to make a peanut inspired chicken.  I was more than happy to oblige and am so glad I did. The whole family came over and we enjoyed an awesome meal. 

Whenever I made an Asian inspired meal, I always double the sauce.  I'm a sauce person and love to soak my food in sauce.  Well, let me tell you, this sauce recipe doesn't need to be doubled.  The sauce is amazing and delicious over the chicken and veggies but this recipe actually does make a lot.  Just warning all you sauce lovers out there. 

I steamed a bunch of veggies and made brown rice to go along with the chicken.  The zesty peanut sauce was amazing over the veggies and rice. They all went together wonderfully. 

Grilled Chicken Tenderloins with Zesty Peanut Sauce Recipe
Adapted from Campbells Kitchen

Zesty Peanut Marinade:
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. peanut butter
3 tbsp. oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup lime juice
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 - 2 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken

Mix marinade ingredients in a large plastic bag.  Add chicken and turn to coat.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.  

Remove chicken from marinade and toss marinade.  Grill chicken for 15 minutes or so until done.  

Zesty Peanut Sauce:
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream

Stir all sauce ingredients together over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the mixture if thickened.  Stir in the broth and heavy cream.  Serve the sauce with the chicken. 

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