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.
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.
Peanut Butter Chicken Marinade
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.