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Grilled Chicken Skewers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 20 to 25 skewers
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1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1/4 cup soy sauce 

1/4 cup honey 

1 tablespoon minced ginger 

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 

1/2 teaspoon hot chili oil 

Juice of 2 limes 

1/4 cup very hot water, plus more if needed

Neutral oil, for the grill

2 pounds chicken tenders 

1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro 

Good-quality barbecue sauce, for serving 


Special equipment:
20 to 25 wooden skewers, soaked in water
  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium heat.
  2. To make the peanut sauce, put the peanut butter in a blender with the soy sauce, honey, ginger, red pepper flakes, chili oil and lime juice. Add 1/4 cup very hot water as you blend the mixture. Check the consistency and add a little more hot water if needed to make it very smooth. Transfer the sauce to a small dish, cover it with plastic wrap and set aside.
  3. Brush the grill with oil. Thread the chicken onto the skewers and grill on both sides until the chicken is done in the middle, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a serving platter and sprinkle on the cilantro.
  4. Serve the skewers with dishes of the peanut sauce and a good-quality barbecue sauce for dipping.