Grilled Sesame Lime Chicken with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

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Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
37 mins

This Grilled Sesame Lime Chicken with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce is a meal the family will go nuts for! I’m warning you to make a double batch of the sauce. You’re gonna need it!  

Grilled Sesame Lime Chicken with Homemade Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Do you follow me on Instagram? If not you totally should! Not to toot my own horn. But if you DID follow me you would have seen my recent trip to Vegas and all the fun we had.

You would have also seen that I recently got a TATTOO!!!

And yes, I was coherent when I got it. I have been wanting one for a LONG LONG time!

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Did you know that you can buy temporary tattoos on Etsy?

As in, you submit the design or wording you want to get and then you can “test” it out to make sure it’s what you like and want before you actually do it! That is exactly what I did. I ordered some temporary “tats” (I feel like I can say that now because I’m a tattoo wearing girl) and have been wearing them to solidify my decision.

So what did I get?

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I wanted to get something personal. Something that would either remind me of who I am or who God is. A couple years ago, actually after our miscarriage, I felt like the Lord spoke the words “faithful” to me.

When I look back on the story of my life, all 32 years of it, I see God’s faithfulness in my life. He has never left me or forsaken me, he has never abandoned me. He is always been there, even though sometimes I felt like I was alone.

Through my mom drinking for four years – but then seeing the Lord pull her out of that into sobriety. My dad leaving our family almost leading to divorce – to God reconciling their marriage and now they celebrate 28 years. My own grappling with an all consuming fear of abandonment – to God breaking those chains and walking in freedom.

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There are countless times that I can recall God faithfully entering the scene and putting his redemptive touch on the story.

Now, not all of those “significant” moments end in happy endings. We still struggle to have a child after three years. We’ve tried IVF and have been unsuccessful. But I still feel His presence and KNOW that God is faithful. The “present time” we live in is NOT the end of our story. He has plenty more yet written that we don’t know about. He is FAITHFUL to complete His work in us.

So now can you guess what I have?

Yet, it’s a tattoo that says “faithful” in Hebrew. It’s on my right wrist so when I look down I am reminded that He is faithful and to NEVER forget that!

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Ok, moving away from tattoos to yummy drool worthy food.

I actually posted this GRILLED SESAME LIME CHICKEN WITH SPICY THAI PEANUT SAUCE back in 2014, but I love it so much I decided to re-photograph it and update the post to put it back in front of those beautiful eyes of yours again.

Why I Love This Grilled Chicken Recipe

I know you’re going to love it too. The nutty flavor from the chicken combined with the Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce will take you straight to Thailand in one bite. It is creamy, spicy, zesty and all together deliciously addicting. Let’s just say, make a double batch of the sauce and you’ll be one happy camper!

I served this recipe with the THAI MANGO AVOCADO SALAD I made last week and whoazer, what an amazing combination!

Bon Appetit friends!

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Grilled Sesame Lime Chicken with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 37 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: Thai


This Grilled Sesame Lime Chicken with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce is a meal the family will go nuts for! I’m warning you to make a double batch of the sauce. You’re gonna need it!



Sesame Lime Chicken Kebabs:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1” cubes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • salt & pepper

Spicy Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger {or 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger}
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • green onions, sliced {for garnish}


  1. In a large bowl, mix sesame oil, lime juice, salt, & pepper.
  2. Add cubed chicken to marinade mixture, toss to coat chicken.
  3. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, in a small bowl mix together peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, grated ginger, garlic clove, red pepper flakes, water, and fresh lime juice. Whisk together until smooth and set aside.
  5. Place chicken cubes on skewers.
  6. Heat grill to medium high heat or 400 degrees..
  7. Grill each side for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve with spicy peanut sauce.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 lbs + sauce
  • Calories: 283
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 558 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 55 mg

Keywords: sesame chicken recipe, sesame chicken sauce, lime chicken, lime chicken recipe, grilled chicken recipe, thai peanut sauce, spicy peanut sauce, chicken with peanut sauce


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50 Responses
  1. Jessi

    That dish looks amazing!!! Perfect for the coming summer. Definitely going to make it for my next family barbecue. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Jacquie

    Beautiful story! Would love to see a pic of your tattoo. 🙂 This meal looks gorgeous and yummy too – can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  3. Pat

    Hi, Kristi….This recipe for sesame lime chicken with spicy Thai peanut sauce sounds wonderful. I love that flavor profile. Pinning for later when grilling time gets here in the Pacific NW. Thanks 🙂

    BTW….Congratulations on your tattoo…, did you know that God has you engraved (tattooed) on the palm of his hand? Isaiah 49:15a says…… “.See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;” (NIV) How cool is that?

  4. Danielle

    This looks like a great, healthy recipe! Peanut and lime are a good flavor combo. I can’t wait to add this into my healthy lunch rotation!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      I think my favorite part of this recipe is the leftovers afterward too! A couple days of this just makes me happy! So glad to hear that this is in your regular dinner rotation, I’m honored Mindy. 🙂

  5. Jennifer

    Looking at these photos is making my stomach growl! I”m going to check out that thai mango avocado salad too. Sounds like a perfect dinner!

  6. Jen

    I can see why you recommend doubling the sauce batch…..we are dipping fools around here and the one looks delicious! I love the meaning behind your tattoo and what a wonderful daily reminder of God’s love for us.

  7. Deirdre Barber

    This looks like a great recipe, but the calories are way off. I figured it out on my own, and it comes to almost 400 (398) for four servings.

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Hey Deirdre, where did you pull you info? I just ran mine against with the exact brands and ingredients and it’s actually a little more than what I originally stated but not by much.

  8. carla

    used PB2 powdered peanut butter and reduced water to 2T. ridiculously awesome. restaurant quality dish. thanks so much – will be a regular on our rotation for sure!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Oh… i have some of that powder in my pantry right now. Will have to give it a try! So glad you loved the recipe Carla! 🙂

  9. Jenny

    I just wanted to say that I came across this recipe and your site on Pinterest today and am so glad I did! I am the same way about keeping in communication with people and I feel horrible about it. Thank you for sharing both the recipe and a little bit of yourself along with it. 🙂

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      OHhhh… yah! That means so much Jenny, so glad you found me too girl AND that I’m not alone in the communication problems department we can grow together and stuff our faces with these yummy recipes hehe! 🙂

  10. Sue

    Hi there! I stumbled upon your website last week and am really enjoying your recipes. I tried this one for dinner last night. Really great! I totally get the communication thing, by the way. Story of my life.

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Oh… yeah! So glad you found me Sue AND that you tried this Sesame Lime Chicken. I’m totally addicted to the sauce, but then again anything with peanut butter in it is amazing. So glad you liked it and that I’m not alone on the communication thing. 🙂

  11. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Oh yum yum YUM! This chicken looks so good, Krista! This is definitely coming to a grill at our house stat!

  12. Chris @ Shared Appetite

    Yes, yes, yes! This is such a great looking recipe Krista! Loving the Thai peanut sauce and the marinade looks amazing! Pinned. Making. Devouring!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      I know right! I could too, even Cason chowed down on this one and kept saying “more sauce mommy, more sauce”. 🙂 haha love it! Kid with a palate!

  13. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    I have friends that I love to talk with, but every call is at least an hour. So, that there keeps me from calling. It’s awful and I feel terrible that I don’t keep in touch more often. I need to make a better effort.
    Well, on the positive side this chicken looks so good! I’m thinking this is gonna be dinner :D. Pinning!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Its definitely harder when you have kids, just hard to find the time but I’ve decided i just need to call in the moment and talk for the 10 minutes that I have, if I have to get off the phone early then thats fine at least I got to talk to that person. 🙂

      So glad you loved this recipe girl, hope you get a chance to try it. Thanks for the pin!

  14. Bri | Bites of Bri

    I always psyche myself out of calling. Mostly the 10 minute issue, but then once connected, I always rehash the conversations and wonder if I said the right things, ya know? This peanut sauce…I’m sure I could drink it! I’m loving this recipe, Krista!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      haha!!! YES I know exactly what you are talking about, why can’t we just not over think things and let them happen? 🙂

      Oh… girl.. you could totally drink this sauce… sooooo goood! 🙂

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