Monday, August 25, 2008

...and you get a free weapon when you're done!

Why do I post recipes on my blog?

Mostly because there's a pretty good chance one of the kids will burn my house down and I don't want to lose them!

I got this recipe from an old Oprah magazine and it's definitely worth saving from the fire...the marinated chicken alone is delicious, but the satay dipping sauce really puts it over the top.

Chicken Lollipops with Peanut Butter Dip
(inspired by Ina Garten)

3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons)
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
8 chicken breasts , halved, skinned and boned
Marinate chicken overnight in above ingredients. Then grill, slice and skewer.
Satay Dip:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 small red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic , minced
1 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot (or a few shakes of ginger powder)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook olive oil, sesame oil, red onion, garlic, gingerroot and red pepper flakes 10 minutes, or until onion is softened. Whisk in vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, peanut butter, ketchup and lime juice, and cook 1 minute longer. Cool to room temperature and serve with chicken.

After-dinner swordfighting is optional.


Jenibelle said...

You know, I have never tried anything like this. I guess I am a little afraid of the peanut butter. My husband would probably love it. Maybe I'll be brave.

Annie said...

Yum. Christie made this for me when we were visiting (and told me it was from you).

I'm so happy to have the recipe. I'm adding this to the rotation.

Bridget said...

YUM. I love chicken satay. I've got to try it on my kids. If they don't like it, I'll know there was a hospital mix-up.

♥Shally said...

The sword fighting part would never be optional at our house! ☺

diane said...

Dinner and a show. You have dinner theater at your house.

Rochelleht said...

Oh, I am SO making these!!

Christie said...

As Annie mentioned, I now make these all the time, thanks to you. Truly one of the best. Wish I had some right now.

Anderson Zoo Keepers said...

I'm very glad for your recipes. And I will totally try this one. Your BBQ pizza recipe has been the hit of the summer around here. I was afraid of it, but it's AWESOME.

So Thanks!!

andrea said...

1. phew, chicken. thought it was tripe.

2. i don't like peanuts, can't stomach peanut butter, and therefore eat my satay sans satay sauce. weird? yes. perhaps even defeatist.

3. the weapon is totally the best part.

Annemarie said...

My boys would love this...purely for the weapon!

Lisa-Marie said...

My kids will eat almost anything on a stick and I'll eat most anything with Soy sauce in it! YUM! Can't wait to try it.

(Must buy dark sesame oil. Is that something I should have on my shelf?)

Lauren in GA said...

This recipe looks so yummy!

I totally belly laughed when you said the reason you post recipes is because there is a pretty good chance one of the kids will burn the house down and you don't want to loose them.

I love the title here, too :)

Marci said...

I am definitely trying this one! It looks soooo yummy! And what a bonus to have weapons left over in the deal! My boys are going to be in heaven!

Ilene said...

You had me at "Ina Garten."

LOVE her and her delightful cook books.

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