Grilled Asian Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Lunch / Dinner

Grilled Asian Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Loaded with good looks and even better flavor, you’ll be amazed at how quickly this Asian dream of a dinner comes together.

A good peanut sauce is a must-have in your cooking arsenal. It’s so versatile and can be served with wings, satays, and egg rolls — or even used to make salad dressing! Here, toss the sauce with pasta, then serve it alongside the savory grilled chicken.

Many peanut sauces are much thicker, but this thinner version is a lot easier to work with and equally as flavorful. Grilling the chicken delivers good looks, but you can also broil or sauté it. Just keep an eye on it so the sugar in the marinade doesn’t cause the chicken to burn.


4 servings

Total Time

Print Recipe

Share Recipe





Test Kitchen Tip

You can marinate the chicken longer, but overmarinating results in the texture of the chicken becoming mushy.


Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with oil.

Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain and return to the pot.

Whisk together 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, oil, and salt in a bowl; toss with chicken. Grill chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°, about 4 minutes per side; remove from grill and tent with foil.

Simmer broth, peanut butter, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, vinegar, lime juice, 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, ginger, and chili garlic sauce in a saucepan, whisking to combine,1–2 minutes. Off heat, stir in cilantro and season with salt. Pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat.

Top each chicken breast with pasta and sambal; garnish with peanuts.


Tossing the chicken in a quick marinade before grilling adds just the right amount of flavor.


Heat the sauce mixture briefly to melt the peanut butter and blend the ingredients.


To ensure the cilantro remains bright green, add it to the sauce just before tossing with the pasta.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 644

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25g 38%

Saturated Fat 4g 20%

Cholesterol 91mg 30%

Sodium 555mg 23%

Carbs 57g 19%

Fiber 4g 16%

Protein 48g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Reviews ()

Add Review

Latest Cuisine Issue Cover

Subscribe Today and Get 4 Free Digital Books!