African Style Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken

"Peanuts are used widely in African cuisine."
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  • Combine all ingredients (except chicken), if mixture is too thick, keep adding hot water until mixture is similar to cream.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of marinade mixture for basting while grilling.
  • Place remaining marinade in zip loc bag, add chicken pieces, squish to combine, marinate for 2-3 hours
  • 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).
  • Serve with rice or potatoes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Jeff E.
    If done on the grill, direct over coals or indirect?
  2. sputney
    could this be cooked in a slow cooker?
  3. rdreynolds
    What side dish is pictured with the chicken?
  4. Janet H.
    Can you use skinless, boneless breasts for this? Or does the skin have to be on?
  5. Anonymous
    Don't have a grill how long to bake in oven?


  1. Sheila W.
    What’s’ with American’s obsession with chicken breasts? Thighs more flavorful, jucier, etc. Ask any professional chef.
  2. rpgaymer
    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!
  3. Danielle P.
    Great flavor. The peanut butter just adds richness to the spice. I tasted the marinade before pouring onto the chicken and it wasn’t quite spicy enough for me so I sliced a Serrano pepper from my garden and added it to the marinade only - not the saved portion for basting. Perfect undertone of spice with the creamy richness of the peanut sauce. Oh and I used thighs. Not all Americans are obsessed with chicken breasts. ;) Bleh. Avoid whenever possible. Will definitely make this again.
    • Review photo by Danielle P.
  4. Paula S.
    I left out the curry. It was great.
  5. breezermom
    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.


  1. Christopher N.
    used chikcen instead of peanut butter
  2. Mary G.
    No curry used garlic and ginger
  3. Paula S.
    No curry



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