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Asian Chicken Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • Author: Marie Bostwick
  • Yield: Serves 12 as an appetizer, 4 to 6 as an entree 1x


  • 1.5 lbs chicken tenderloins (can sub chicken thighs cut into strips)
  • 12 skewers (bamboo or metal)

For marinade:

  • ¼ cup Mirin
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 2 tsp lemongrass paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste (or fresh grated ginger)
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

For Peanut Dipping Sauce:

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 T lime juice
  • 2 T rice vinegar


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade together in a medium sized bowl. Place the chicken tenderloins in the marinade and stir to coat, submersing chicken in marinade as much as possible. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. (You can also place chicken and marinade a plastic zipper bag instead of bowl.)
  2. If using wooden skewers, soak for at least on hour prior to grilling.
  3. Preheat grill. Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto skewers.
  4. Place skewers on preheated grill. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until cooked through, turning skewers halfway through grilling (about 5-6 minutes per side.)
  5. Mix peanut sauce together in a small bowl. Serve skewers hot or cold, alongside the sauce.