Kickin’ Chicken Kebabs w/ Spicy Peanut Sauce #ChickenDotCa
I’m so excited to share with you these spicy chicken kebabs. I’ve been wanting to share a chicken kebab recipe for a while now and the day is finally here. The best part? It has a spicy peanut sauce, and we all know how I feel about peanut butter recipes.
This version of the Kickin’ Chicken Kebabs came to be by accident. If you were at #ChickenChat last week then you may remember my dilemma. I had the recipe written out (I even shared a photo on Twitter because I was so excited) and then I realized I was out of Sriracha. Sriracha was key but I was sick with a summer cold and refused to leave my PJs, so I made do with what I did have: Valentina Hot Sauce. You guys, if you haven’t tried this Mexican hot sauce yet, do it. It’s not that spicy and adds a lot of flavor. Thankfully the Valentina hot sauce worked well, I’ll do up a sriracha version of this recipe another time.
The sauce itself was a branch of the Thai dipping sauce I use in the Paleo Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe. After a few tastes, it felt like it was missing something and that is when I added the honey. Honey always goes good with peanut butter.
I couldn’t have made these spicy chicken kebabs without the help of Canadian Chicken. When I shop for chicken, I look for the “Raised By a Canadian Farmer” logo. Why? Because when I buy Canadian chicken, I’m helping our economy and supporting local farming families. Pheobe Buffay is right, there is not such thing as a selfless good deed because supporting Canadian Chicken makes me feel good. It makes me feel like I’m making a difference in our country (while supporting my love for chicken).
I recommend that you make up the marinade at least two hours in advance. However, the longer you can marinate the chicken, the better.
I love all the colors in this dish. Even raw, the chicken looks edible. Well, almost…I still know it’s raw.
Kickin’ Chicken Kebabs
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Spicy Chicken Kebabs
Kickin' Chicken Kebabs w/ Spicy Peanut Sauce
Kickin’ Chicken Kebabs with Spicy Peanut Sauce. If you’re looking for a spicy chicken kebab recipe that hits you with flavor and not heat then you need to try this new dinner favorite. It uses Valentina Mexican hot sauce so it’s not overly spicy. Add yellow and red peppers to the skewer to get your veggies in!
For the Spicy Chicken Kebabs
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup hot sauce (I used Valentina)
- 2 tbsps honey
- 2 tbsps liquid aminos (soy sauce)
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsps parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 skewers
- 3 chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 red bell pepper, cubed
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cubed
For the Spicy Peanut Sauce
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsps liquid aminos (soy sauce)
- 2 tbsps hot sauce (I used Valentina)
- 2 tsps honey
- 1 tsp mined garlic
- optional: red chili flakes
For the Spicy Chicken Kebabs:
- Add the olive oil, hot sauce, honey, liquid aminos, garlic, and salt and pepper in a medium/large bowl. Add the chicken breasts, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours. The longer, the better.
- If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water while the chicken marinates.
- Arrange the skewers with chicken-pepper-chicken or pepper-chicken-pepper. It really doesn’t matter.
- Grill for 3-4 minutes each side, or until no longer pink.
- If baking – bake for 35-40 minutes at 375.
- While the chicken is grilling, throw together the sauce.
Spicy Peanut Sauce
- Add all the ingredients together and serve with spicy chicken kebabs.
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Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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