I will do *almost* anything for peanut butter. I love it so much, I sometimes just grab a spoonful right from the jar to savor! While you might not envision the salty/sweet nut butter on chicken, the flavors really do compliment each other…especially when you grill it. Alex looked at me like I was crazy when I said I was putting peanut butter on chicken, but he changed his tune as soon as he tasted it!
What you’ll need:
- 2 lbs. chicken tenders
- 3/4 cup peanut butter (I use Smart Balance)
- 1/4 cup liquid aminos (you can also use soy sauce)
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
You will want to plan to make your marinade and soak the chicken overnight or for at least 3 hours so you have a really flavorful dish. Add all of the ingredients (except the chicken!) in a large mixing bowl and stir until combined. If it’s a bit thick, add some water.
Add the marinade and chicken to a plastic bag or a baking dish and let it sink in.
Fire up the grill and add your tenders. Cook chicken for about 8 minutes per side until no longer pink. If you’d rather opt for the oven, just bake the tenders for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve these savory tenders with a salad and corn on the cob for a tasty summer meal.