A dear friend of our Scott Roozen, who is also a firefighter in southern CA and an amazing cook, handed down this recipe to me. It was a firehouse favorite and I can tell you that anytime Scott said come for dinner because he was cooking.........we ran right over! What a great neighbor to have. He first served us this dish in 2005 and I have been making it ever since. Our family loves this dish.
His wife, Vida, is a good cook in her own right.......Taco Tuesday was her gig and I learned a few tricks that I'll share in another post.
Now on to Peanut Chicken...
- 1 bulb garlic (or to taste) I don't think you can ever have too.much.garlic! NEVER!
- handful of cilantro (or to taste)
- 1 whole bunch green onions
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup medium picante sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tblsp salt
- 1 tblsp pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tblsp lemon juice
- 3-4 chicken breasts, cut in to strips or use tenderloins
Mix all ingredients in a large gallon size ziploc bag or rubbermaid container. Shake vigorously until all ingredients are blended.
Add chicken, seal bag, toss to coat and marinate for 4 hours or more. Overnight is best if you can.
Remove from marinade and grill til cooked through.
Serve with white sticky rice, your favorite grilled veggies and grilled bread. A delicious summertime meal. I know I am posting it in winter but remember this site is for me to preserve all our favorite family recipes, right? So some winter dishes may come in summer and vice versa. I type up what I run across as I am looking through my handwritten cookbooks.