BBQ Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe -
BBQ Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe

BBQ Peanut Butter Chicken

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"Here's an easy-to-make peanut butter-based marinade for chicken that's perfect for the barbecue."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Prepare marinade 2 hours before ready to grill.
  2. Mix the ingredients, except the chicken in a blender until combined. If too thick, add up to a cup of water to thin.
  3. Marinate the chicken for approximately 2 hours.
  4. Lightly oil the medium/hot BBQ grill.
  5. Place chicken on the grill for 6-8 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 18, 2004

I was craving a thai style peanut sauce for chicken and found this recipe. I had almost everything on hand except white wine vinegar (I subbed a 1/4 cup marsala wine)and soy sauce (subbed what was left of a bottle of worschestire & filled the rest of the 1/4 cup with yoshida's sauce.) I also added a lot more red pepper flakes and a few dashes of hot sauce. I only made 4 chicken breasts, and baked it in the oven, so it was more of a thick sauce than a marinade, but it was delicious and filling with fried rice. Would be excellent with a veggie side dish as well. To quote my husband, it was "glorious!"

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2005

This was ok but I must have done something wrong. The marinade didn't really "stick" to the chicken while grilling so it didn't have a lot of flavor even though I marinated it for quite awhile. It seems it might be better to bake it. The chicken was moist though.


21 Ratings

Dec 05, 2004

I wanted a sauce on the chicken and I love peanut sauce so I made this dish but cooked it differently. I found that the recipe had quite a lot of garlic in it and it tasted very strong. I had to add 3/4 cup of water to it because it was like a paste. I also added some oyster sauce for sweetness and a little more soy sauce. I broiled the chicken, after which I only used 1/4 of the sauce to marinate it in. I then simmered the remainder of the sauce and poured it over the cooked chicken. It is great with rice.

Jan 07, 2006

I bought it from the Smuckers store in Orville, Ohio where it was on the natural peanut butter jar. It sounded bazaar but being an excessive peanut butter eater I tried it. It was the best chicken I have ever had! I would suggest eating it with a non-lettece salad with ginger dressing. The only think I will do differently next time is saving some sauce for the cooked chicken as an extra dipping sauce. (Or if you care double the sauce!) Great party idea and fairly easy to assemble.

Jan 20, 2009

My picky son loves this recipe and asks for it often. I have made it several times. It seems to work best when the grill is not too hot.

Jun 11, 2005

This peanut-garlic-ginger sauce goes well with chicken. I also had to thin the sauce/marinade. Reserved 1/2 of it to use as a dipping sauce. The chicken really stuck to the grill. Be sure to spray the grill before cooking/

Jun 20, 2011

made exactly as the recipe states (including adding about 3/4 cup of water to thin it out) and it came out perfectly-- i only had skippy peanut butter but i don't think that matters. next time i may try it with crunchy peanut butter for an added crunch but perfect as written.

Jan 10, 2012

This recipe was very flavorful. I baked it instead of grilling it and I didn't use as much garlic. It was a little too salty for my taste but overall it was very good.


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  • Calories
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 40.5 g
  • 81%
  • Sodium
  • 665 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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