African Style Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Peanuts are used widely in African cuisine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients (except chicken), if mixture is too thick, keep adding hot water until mixture is similar to cream.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of marinade mixture for basting while grilling.
  3. Place remaining marinade in zip loc bag, add chicken pieces, squish to combine, marinate for 2-3 hours
  4. Heat grill, lightly oil grates, place chicken on grate and brush with reserved peanutbutter mixture while grilling. Grill until juices run clear.(about 30 min).
  5. Serve with rice or potatoes.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I used chicken breasts for this, and because we do not have a grill I broiled the chicken for 20 minutes, turning once and basting halfway through. It turned out great and I loved the crust that formed from the marinade. This one's a keeper- thanks for sharing!

rpgaymer January 28, 2013

I couldn't resist this recipe! I love to grill, and this was delicious. I loved how the coating/marinade carmelized on the chicken. Sorry I don't have a photo. I cut this down to one serving, and was starving and just dug in. :) Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT.

breezermom June 09, 2011

Lovely, slightly peanutty chicken!! The marinade was just the right thickness, and stuck nicely to the chicken pieces. (I used crunchy peanut butter). I apologise for having had to oven-roast this, as it's winter and yesterday we had such gales and cold that grilling was completely out. Didn't want to use the oven grill -- not used to it. I think this will be even more scrumptious on an outside grill (we use wood, not gas). The chicken browned beautifully to a deep golden-brown colour. I used a Malay "leaf masala" instead of an Indian curry powder. Leaf masala is an aromatic and very mild curry mixture. BakinBaby, thanks for a winner!

Zurie June 01, 2011