This grilled Indonesian Chicken is marinated in a peanut curry sauce so it is bursting with flavor and mild spiciness.
I whipped up a batch of Indonesian Grilled Chicken for dinner tonight. My six year old (Little Foodie) is quite fussy. It isn't that she doesn't love healthy foods, heck the bulk of her diet is raw fruits and veggies. Put a chocolate chip cookie and a thick slice of raw sweet potato on the counter, it won't be the cookie that disappears. Where her fussiness becomes an issue is in finding protein sources she likes. Peanut butter, frozen yogurt sticks and grilled chicken are about all she will deem edible in that arena.
Little Foodie has a thing about mixed textures. She likes glazes on chicken, but no crunchy surprises and such, like most kids she can only take so much heat as well. To suit her
peculiar discerning tastes, I used natural peanut butter instead of crushed nuts, and made the marinade a little less spicy and a little more sweet. After eating the finished results, I think most people would prefer this sweetness to spice ratio over the original.
What did Little Foodie think of it? Well, I caught her circling the platter containing the rest of the chicken while I was photographing. By this point, the chicken was cool enough for her, so I told her to go ahead and take a piece. She took the opportunity to snag the platter and settle in at the dining table with some iPad games. The platter was soon empty. Yes, she is having a growth spurt.
Sides to Serve with this Peanut Curry Marinated Chicken
- Summer Squash Bulgur (shown)
- Asian Cucumber Salad
- Frozen Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
- Peanut Butter Noodles
- Pan-Fried Butternut Squash with Garam Masala
- Easy Fried Rice
- 1 ½ lbs. chicken tenders or breast sliced to size of tenders
- 2 tbs natural peanut butter the kind that separates
- 2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tbs dried coriander better known as cilantro
- 2 tbs honey
- 1 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
- 3 tbs soy sauce
- 2 tbs Ponzu sauce
- 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
- Whisk together marinade ingredients until well blended.
- Add chicken and mix to coat completely. Allow to marinate a minimum of 10 minutes.
- Preheat the grill.
- Place the strips of chicken on the grill and reduce heat to medium.
- Turn after a few minutes. The chicken should be fully cooked in 10-15 minutes depending on size to the chicken pieces and how hot the grill is.
Penelope (NYC Blogger) says
Yummy, and lately I've been craving chicken a lot. I prefer it grilled.
Tiff @ Babes and Kids says
It's nice to know that this recipe is kid friendly. My boys don't like anything with a lot of heat and spice either.
Looks great on that bed of rice. YUM
I've never thought about using Peanut butter in a marinate. That is interesting.
I'll have to try this!
This looks delicious and so different from anything I already make.
Your picky little eater going for more and more is quite the sales pitch for the recipe (although I was already interested). 😉
Oh my, this sounds divine! I love (and only buy) natural peanut butter, too. Gonna try this soon!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com says
Since I absolutely adore cilantro, I'm sure I'd love this.
You had me at peanut butter and curry. Sounds like a fun blend.
Vanessa: thequeenofswag says
This looks amazing. My family would love it!
Marcie W. says
I don't know a single person on earth who loves peanut butter more than I do, however, I am surprisingly not a fan of it in savory dishes. I do think my kids would absolutely love this chicken!
Jennifer @ The Quirky Momma says
This looks really wonderful. I always seem to run out of chicken recipes.
This looks really really good! I bet my husband would love it!
This looks so good! I love that it sounds so simple to make.