Peanut Ginger Chicken
A homemade fruit salsa brings out the best in grilled chicken thighs in this
Polynesian-style dish.
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

12 chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup bottled chili sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons salad oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger or 3/4 teaspoon ground
ginger
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup chopped fresh fruit (such as peeled peaches,
nectarines, pears, or plums)
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon salad oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
Peach, nectarine, pear, or plum wedges (optional)
1 cup chopped, seeded cucumber



1. Remove skin from chicken, if desired. Pat chicken dry with paper
towels. Place the chicken in a plastic bag set in a shallow bowl.
2. For marinade, in a medium mixing bowl gradually stir water into
peanut butter. (The mixture will stiffen at first.) Stir in chili sauce, soy
sauce, the 2 tablespoons salad oil, the 2 tablespoons vinegar, the garlic,
ginger, and red pepper. Pour over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken
with marinade. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 24
hours; turn occasionally.
3. For salsa, in a medium mixing bowl combine chopped fruit, cucumber,

green onion, sugar, the 1 tablespoon oil, and the 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours.
4. In a grill with a cover, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip
pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Remove chicken from marinade;
discard marinade. Place chicken on the grill rack over the drip pan but not
over the coals. Cover and grill chicken for 50 to 60 minutes or until
chicken is tender and no pink remains. Spoon salsa onto plates; serve
chicken on salsa. Garnish with fruit wedges, if desired. Makes 6 servings.


Nutritional facts per serving
calories: 455 , total fat: 30g , saturated fat: 7g , cholesterol: 103mg ,
sodium: 715mg , carbohydrate: 12g , fiber: 2g , protein: 34g , vitamin A:
10% , vitamin C: 8% , calcium: 2% , iron: 14%
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