From “The Soup Mix Gourmet.” Serves eight.
½ cup soy sauce
flavor packets from 2 packages chicken flavor ramen noodles (reserve the noodles for another use)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbl fresh lime juice
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
3 Tbl light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 lb chicken tenders
Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
In a large mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, ramen flavor packets, garlic, lime, ginger and brown sugar, stirring until the mixture is well combined. Add the chicken tenders and marinate them, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for at lest two hours and for up to six hours. Preheat the broiler or barbeque grill. Thread the chicken onto skewers and broil or grill them until they are cooked through, about three minutes on each side. Remove the skewers from the heat and serve two skewers per person with the dipping sauce on the side.
Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce:
1 ½ cups chicken broth
1 cup smooth peanut butter
¼ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
3 Tbl soy sauce
2 Tbl fresh ginger, peeled and grated
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
In a 3-quart saucepan, whisk the chicken broth into the peanut butter. Add the remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat until the sauce is smooth and thick, six to ten minutes. The sauce can be refrigerated for up to three days. To serve reheat the sauce, thinning it with additional chicken broth as necessary.