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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Zesty Peanut Sauce

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Zesty Peanut Sauce

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This sweet, savory and slightly spicy recipe starts with our rich Swanson broth.  We combine the broth with ingredients that deliver both flavor and texture.   Marinating the chicken in the broth mixture infuses flavor while tenderizing and adding moisture to the chicken.  Heat the remaining mixture and serve over the grilled chicken to maximize the flavor.  To complete this dish, try serving the chicken and sauce over greens with some shredded carrots and cucumber.

serves 8 people


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  • 1 3/4

    cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Swanson® Chicken Stock

  • 1/2

    cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1/3

    cup soy sauce

  • 1/4

    cup lime juice

  • 2

    tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2

    teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger root

  • 2 1/2

    pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

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How to Make It

Step 1

Stir the broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, garlic, cayenne pepper and ginger in a shallow, nonmetallic dish or gallon-size resealable plastic bag.  Remove and reserve 1 1/2 cups broth mixture (you'll be marinating the chicken in what's left in the dish).  Add the chicken to the remaining broth mixture and turn to coat.  Cover the dish or seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours.

Step 2

Remove the chicken from the marinade.  Discard the marinade.

Step 3

Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium.  Grill the chicken for 15 minutes or until cooked through, turning the chicken over once halfway through the grilling time.

Step 4

Heat the reserved broth mixture in a 1-quart saucepan.  Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the mixture is thickened.  Serve the sauce with the chicken.  Sprinkle with the cilantro.

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Ratings & Reviews

  • Addison K.

    November 15, 2013

    great marinade

    I made two alteration to the marinade, and that was to reduce the soy sauce by almost half (1/4) and add just over 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce. While grilling I reduced heat and marinated throughout until the last 5-10min. I also used peanut butter with chopped peanuts in it, which gave it a crunch. Served it over a bed of rice which was also delicious with the sauce. Overall I would call it a my new favorite salty and sour chicken grilling marinade!

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  • happycook28

    July 18, 2013

    Best Chicken Ever!

    This recipe was easy to make and everyone loved it! Best Recipe I have found so far! And even though most people skipped making the side sauce, Do not fall into the peer pressure make the side sauce it pulls the whole meal together! SO YUMMY!!!

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  • ChefJanine

    April 30, 2013

    The secret to the Zest, is the lime......

    I have medical problems with peanuts, so I changed the recipe. I exchanged the peanut butter for almond milk. OR......just use all coconut milk...your choice. Either tastes great. I also cut the cayenne pepper down to 1/4 teaspoon, since it is very hot spicey.....again it's a preference. You can also exchange 1 tsps ground ginger for the ginger root. Not everyone has the root on hand. Bon Apetite !

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  • Veronica C.

    June 8, 2010

    Grilled Chicken Breasts with Zesty Peanut Sauce

    I used the marinade only and didn't make the sauce. When I made the marinade I added some ginger to the recipe. My family loved it! Definitely will use this marinade again.

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  • Tracy L.

    March 15, 2009

    Grilled Chicken Breasts with Zesty Peanut Sauce

    Fantastic!! I love trying new, innovative chicken recipes. My family loves chicken, and I am always looking for new ways to fix their favorites! Thanks for the new ideas!

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