Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, June 17, 2013

Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken

Fire up the grill for a tasty boneless, chicken breast recipe you are going to love! Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken is boneless, skinless chicken breasts marinated in a peanut butter marinade with Asian flavors then grilled to perfection. It's a unique way to enjoy boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it's an easy healthy recipe too!

Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken by Renee's Kitchen Adventures on a white plate garnished with green onion

Every now and again, I get a craving for Asian flavors. This marinade for chicken really delivers those flavors.

How to make Peanut Butter Chicken

I've experimented with using peanut butter as a marinade for chicken before when I made this Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken recipe.  Now before you ask...ew...peanut butter and chicken?  Let me tell you, it's a wonderful combination!

This marinade for Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken is similar to the recipe for Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken, yet it's gets a little kick from ginger and chili paste. It's got a lot of flavor and my family loves it.

Feel free to use your favorite brand of peanut butter in this recipe, but don't leave out the chili paste. It really makes a difference!  If you can't find the same chili paste I used, Sriracha would make a great substitute. You can also make your own chili paste by adding 2 tsp. cayenne pepper to 1 cup of ketchup.

With summer just days away...why not fire up the grill and give this "different" marinade a try! If you have never tried peanut butter chicken, oh boy, you are in for a treat!

Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken by Renee's Kitchen Adventures close up on a white plate garnished with green onion

What to serve with Peanut Butter Chicken

Steamed baby bok choy would make an awesome accompaniment to this Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken. Keeping it light, this Firecracker Coleslaw would also taste great alongside this peanut butter chicken recipe. 

Peanut Butter Chicken
Main Course, Chicken, Grilling
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Renee Paj
Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken

Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken

Prep time: 4 HourCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 4 H & 20 M
Grilled Peanut Ginger Chicken is boneless, skinless chicken breasts marinated in an Asian flavored marinade then grilled to perfection. It's a unique way to enjoy boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it's an easy healthy recipe too!


  • 8-4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 TBSP chile paste (like Thai Kitchen Roasted Red Chile Paste)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP canola oil
  • 2 TBSP unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • a sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl or 4-cup glass measure, combine the peanut butter, orange juice, chile paste, soy sauce, oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, black pepper and red pepper flakes (if using).
  2. Place chicken breasts in a reclosable zipper bag and pour marinade over the chicken. Seal and place bag in a container and place in refrigerator. Allow chicken to marinade 2 to 4 hours.
  3. Heat grill to med-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drain off. Place on grill and grill until chicken is done or reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. You can baste chicken with marinade while cooking for more flavor. Discard remaining marinade. (You can also make this chicken indoors with a grill pan, if you like. Just be sure to get as much of the marinade off as possible to avoid the sugar from the orange juice from burning in the pan)


Inspiration from Allrecipes

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

12.36 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.03 g

Cholesterol (grams)

18.07 mg

Carbs (grams)

7.14 g

Fiber (grams)

1.19 g

Sugar (grams)

2.56 g

Net carbs

5.95 g

Protein (grams)

11.15 g

Sodium (milligrams)

380.28 mg

Nutritional Information is an estimate

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  1. So sorry to hear about your friend's home. Hope everyone was okay.

    I love peanut everything, and peanut ginger is no exception. I'm so happy about grilling season being here again!

    1. thanks...everyone made it out ok. They lost chickens and goats to the fire, but they are fine.

  2. Major prayers for your sad. This chicken looks amazingly perfect. I have it book marked!

  3. This chicken sounds so good. I have never had peanut butter with chicken but, have seen a few recipes that looked good. This one is the best so far!! So sorry to hear about your friend's home, I pray for better things to come their way.

    1. thank you Suzie! and you must try it sometime!

  4. I love everything about that chicken dish - I wonder if I could get my hubs on board?!

    That is awful about your friends house, and I know it sounds harsh, but it is just stuff and they are alive - that's what is most important!

    1. You are absolutely right Biz. They are all save.

  5. Would this work in a crockpot?

    1. I don't know, I've only grilled. You could give it at try and let me know!

  6. I've used peanut sauce on noodles but never on chicken but it sounds great and looks so moist! I said a prayer for your friend - how devastating!

  7. This chicken sounds delicious. I'm are going o have to try it.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. It's a good one for when you want to do something a little different with chicken!

  8. Hi Renee! I do a dressing with similar ingredients, but haven't used orange juice. Thanks for this tasty addition. I'm grilling chicken breasts tonight and will give this a try! :)


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