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Thai Chicken and Pork Skewers

Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Peanut Commission

1 tablespoon minced ginger

6 cloves garlic, crushed

2 cups creamy peanut butter

1 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 tablespoon chili oil

1/2 tablespoon lime juice

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin

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In mixing bowl, combine ginger, garlic, peanut butter, broth, soy sauce, chili oil, lime juice, honey and cilantro. Mix well and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Cut chicken and pork into strips and thread onto skewers. In non-metal container, marinate meat in half of peanut butter sauce 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator. Reserve remaining sauce for dipping.

Heat oven to broil.

Broil skewered meats until done, turning once. In pot, bring remaining sauce to boil and serve warm as dipping sauce.