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Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce and Coconut Lime Rice

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

This recipe for Thai Chicken Skewers feels like a quick trip to Bangkok in your back yard...with a little help from your grill! Coconut milk helps keep the chicken moist and the peanut sauce adds an umami kick to your plate! Served with coconut lime rice for a complete and easy meal.

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For the Chicken:
 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
 2 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 tbsp fish sauce
 2 tbsp light brown sugar (optional)
 Juice and zest from 1 lime
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tsp ground turmeric
 1 tsp ground coriander
 ½ cup coconut milk
 1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs cut into 1" pieces
For the Peanut Sauce:
 ½ cup creamy peanut butter
 1 tsp Thai red curry paste
 1 tbsp soy sauce
 1 tbsp rice vinegar
 Juice of 1 lime
 1 tsp sesame oil
 1 tsp fish sauce
 4 Colavita Hot Chili Peppers, minced
For the Rice:
 ½ cup coconut milk
 1 ½ cups water
 1 cup jasmine rice
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 Zest from 1 lemon
 1 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
 A handful of crushed peanuts
First make the Sauce:

In a medium sized bowl combine the peanut butter, curry paste, sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, sesame oil, fish sauce and Colavita hot chili peppers. Stir well. If the mixture is too thick you can thin with a little water.
Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Rice:

Bring the coconut milk and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Salt the water and add the rice.


Cover the pot and reduce the heat to low. Simmer the rice for 15 minutes.


After the 15 minutes, turn off the heat, lift the lid and the tbsp of Colavita EVOO and the lime zest.


Mix gently with a fork, and re-cover. Allow to sit for another 5 minutes, covered.


Place the rice in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts and fresh cilantro.

For the Chicken:

Combine the ginger, Colavita olive oil, fish sauce, sugar, lime zest and juice, garlic, turmeric, coriander, and coconut milk in a large bowl and whisk well to combine. Add chicken and marinate for at least an hour or up to 24 hours.

Make the Skewers:

Divide chicken among the skewers.


Heat your grill to medium high (about 425-450°F).


Cook the chicken for about 8 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and set aside.


Serve the chicken skewers with rice and peanut sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4