3clovesGarlic, peeled and sliced(about 2-3 teaspoon grated)
1"PieceGinger, thinly sliced across the grain(about 1 tablespoon grated)
¼cVegetable Oil(olive oil is also fine)
1-3teaspoon*Optional* Sambel OelekThis is tasty but go easy on the spice level if you're making this for kids
8-10Chicken Thighs, boneless, skinlessThis will easily coat up to 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken pieces
Optional garnishes include: Green onion, cilantro, basil, mint, parsley and sesame seeds.
Preheat oven to 350'F
Combine first 6 ingredients in small food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Then add oils (and sambal oelek if using) and further blend until emulsified.
Lay chicken thighs snugly together in a single layer in a baking dish. Add half of the peanut sauce and stir to coat, then bake in oven 30-35 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Edges of dish may get dark but the chicken will be nicely caramelized and glazed with the sauce as well as some sauce remaining in pan to spoon over when serving.
Serve immediately with with rice or flat bread and a delicious fresh salad or slaw. Serve with additional peanut sauce for dipping or store extra sauce in fridge for a week or in freezer for 3 months.
This peanut sauce chicken is really easy and straightforward but a few serving suggestions take it next level. Serve this with a citrus dressed coleslaw (no heavy mayo dressing) and some warm naan or roti flatbread to wrap it all up in.