Peanut Butter Chicken Marinade Recipe

Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken

It’s grilling season! Time to get out your much-loved peanut butter and fire up or dust off your grill because I have a tasty marinade for chicken. Aren’t you tired of the same old marinade and barbecue sauces? This has the same basic ingredients you would use to make a marinade or sauce but delivers on flavor from the peanut butter. It’s a subtle but nice flavor among the apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and mint.

I’m bringing this to Peanut Butter Boy’s Barbecue for his Great Peanut Butter exhibition #6.

The Great PB Exhibition

I was busy frying up tempura green beans with a chile, garlic, and sesame aioli and left my chicken on the grill just a wee bit too long. But I do love that crispy char.

Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken & Tempura String Beans

Peanut Butter Chicken Marinade
(by Reeni)

For 1-1 and 1/2 pounds of chicken

3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
2/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup of vegetable/canola oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped or 1 teaspoon dry
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
2 cloves of garlic, minced

Whisk well in a large bowl until the mixture resembles a creamy peanut butter.

Using a mallet pound out your chicken breasts between two layers of saran wrap to your desired thickness.

You can use a large ziploc bag to marinade or stick the chicken right in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate. The longer you can marinate, the better.

Baste with sauce while grilling, discard leftover sauce.

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Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken

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  1. Claudia says

    All looks delicious. I love peanut butter marinades, noodles, sauces, spreads. This hits the spot. Your stuff always does. And I left you an award on my blog – I've enjoyed yours so much.

  2. Calm In The Kitchen says

    YEAH!! I am one of the first few to post!!I love the char that you have, it has my mouth watering. I never would have thought to use peanut butter. I never think of it in savory dishes.I'm giving this a try!:) amy

  3. Hornsfan says

    Wow the PB looks so great, can't wait for a chance to try this! I also can't wait to see the tempura green beans recipe, tempura'd veggies are so delicious!

  4. girlichef says

    Yum…peanut marinade DOES sound fascinating and muy delicioso!! But those tempura gb are really getting me… 😛

  5. Adrienne says

    glad to see cayenne in it, yummy… but what about the green beans. i'd like that recipe too! they look so crispy and light!!!

  6. Donna-FFW says

    Ive never grilled anything with peanut butter before.. this sounds excellent. I have got to add it to my summer line up.

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