Thursday, May 22, 2008



For marinade:
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 onion, (cut in large pieces)
1 tbsp ginger powder
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp Ketjap Manis- sweet soy sauce (thicker and sweeter than regular... found in an Asian grocery store. Or you can try to substitute something like 1 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp molasses, 1 tsp brown sugar, and 1 tsp water)
2 tbsp water

For peanut sauce:
2 tbsp oil
2-3 tsp cumin
1 onion
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 cup peanut butter (300g)
1 cup ketchup (300g)
milk or water
1 tsp ginger powder
Sambal Oelek (or other spicy pepper sauce) to taste

Slice the chicken into little chunks. Mix the marinade ingredients and marinate overnight, or at least for a couple hours. Grill the chicken on skewers, or just saute it if you don't have a grill.

To make the peanut sauce: heat the oil, add the cumin, then the onion, garlic, and 1 tsp Sambal Oelek. Cook for 5 minutes, add the peanut butter, cook for a few more minutes, and add the ketchup. Add some milk or water if it's too thick. Add the ginger and mix well.

Serve the chicken with the peanut sauce. You'll probably have a lot of peanut sauce left over. Eat it on just about anything- it's pretty good. Or just make less peanut sauce.

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