Grilled Chicken and Nectarine Skewers with Peanut Coconut Sauce

on blue platterSomehow, when you put dinner on a skewer it just seems more festive. Local peach and nectarine season is right around the corner, so bookmark this recipe and celebrate the season.

The combination of peanut butter and coconut milk could skew a bit sweet and heavy, but lime juice and jalapeño provide the perfect balance. Cilantro adds a fresh-grassy herbal note, but  cilantro haters could certainly substitute Italian parsley. The marinade also includes Greek yogurt. If you keep kosher or just want a dairy-free marinade, I have discovered a great yogurt alternative – So Delicious Dairy-Free Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt. It provides the tanginess of yogurt without the dairy. Surprisingly, it does not taste overwhelmingly of coconut. peanut coconut sauceI used boneless skinless chicken thighs, as they are almost impossible to overcook. Don’t forget to soak the wooden skewers so they don’t burn. making skewersgrillingFor a casual dinner, wrap some warm pita around the skewer, pull the wooden stick out and to make a wrap. Serve extra sauce, lime, chopped peanuts and cilantro on the side. skewers on pita

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6 thoughts on “Grilled Chicken and Nectarine Skewers with Peanut Coconut Sauce

  1. Faith feingold

    Delicious recipe and gorgeous photography and food styling!! How long did it take you to place the cilantro?

  2. themondaybox

    These skewers shout “Summer! Heat up the grill!” to me! They really look delicious! I thought that yogurt in marinades, besides adding flavor, tenderizes the meat. Does coconut milk yogurt do the same thing? It probably doesn’t really matter with chicken, just curious. 🙂

    1. saltandserenity Post author

      Hi Wendy, It is the microbes and lactic acid in regular yogurt that does the work of tenderizing, and i don’t think they are present in the coconut milk yogurt. I think you just get the tangy flavour of yogurt in my recipe, but not the tenderizing benefits. But you are correct, that with chicken,it does not really matter, since it is tender to start with.


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