Cilantro Peanut Chicken Recipe

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  • 1 cup honey roasted peanut and cashew mix
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro - remove bottom half of stems
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 pepperoncini - seeded or fresh jalapeños
  • 1 lime - plus lime wedges for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 pounds chicken pieces
Container: grill, belnder, small bowl, glass 9x13 dish
20 mins
30 mins
2 hrs
  • In a blender or food processor, blend the peanuts, cilantro, oil, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, pepperoncini and lime juice.
  • Blend into a smooth paste.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup for serving with chicken.
  • Use the rest to brush on the chicken.
  • Place chicken pieces in a 9x13 dish.
  • Coat pieces with sauce.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
  • Bring to room temperature before cooking.
  • Preheat grill to medium.
  • Place chicken pieces directly on the grill.
  • Turn frequently until golden and crisp.
  • Watch carefully so that the sauce does not burn on the chicken.
  • Grill for approximately 20-30 minutes.
  • Serve with lime wedges and reserved marinade.
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