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“Today on SaturdaySnackdown, Erin Riley-Carrasco PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 makes an absolutely delicious recipe (with a kick in the marinade!) for Teriyaki Lime Vegan Chicken Skewers and Peanut Dipping Sauce! Hands down this is one of my absolute favorite dishes of all the recipes I’ve made on SaturdaySnackdown. It’s so good and packed with 18 grams of plant-based protein! For all the naysayers who think vegans just eat twigs and veggies all day, feast your eyes on this! The secret ingredient is the Teriyaki Lime Marinade! Made with a plethora of herbs, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and Sesame Oil, it’s a one of a kind favor makes eating just one vegan chicken skewer almost impossible. It’s never been easier being vegan and when we can eat delicious healthy food that doesn’t harm the animals, the environment or our health, Why wouldn’t everyone?” -Erin Riley Carrasco

Erin marinates the chick’n for extra flavor.

Erin explains she makes her own sauce with tamari sauce, but you can opt to use the packet that comes with the Gardein Teriyaki Chick’n Strips package if you want to make preparation super easy. Erin adds the packet at the end of the recipe for extra flavor. Erin uses turmeric, which she explains is great for you if you have any inflammation of any kind and it is also packed with antioxidants. She also explains that the coriander she uses is just dried cilantro. The coriander is optional because not everyone is a fan.

You can grill these skewers indoors or outdoors.

Erin adds all of her spices, marinates the chicken in the sauce she made. Then, she loads the chick’n onto her bamboo skewers. Erin uses the George Foreman indoor grill to grill the skewers. When the skewers are ready, Erin places them on top of brown rice. Then she puts her homemade creamy peanut sauce, extra teriyaki sauce, and sesame seeds for flavor. Bypass the restaurant and try making your own Teriyaki Lime Vegan Chicken Skewers and Peanut Dipping Sauce at home with the recipe below!

Thanks Erin! We would love to try your skewers!


Erin Riley-Carrasco reporting for Jane Unchained News Network.
Photos courtesy of Erin Riley-Carrasco.
Video work by Erin’s husband, Allen Carrasco.


Erin’s final dish looks better than the ones in the restaurant!

Take them off the skewers to make teriyaki bowl.


Teriyaki Lime Chik’n Skewers 
Two packets of Gardein Chik’n Strips 
Bamboo Skewers

Marinade: 1/3 cup Tamari (Low Sodium Soy Sauce) 
3 tablespoons Sesame Oil 
Juice of 1 Lime 
1 teaspoon minced Garlic 
2 teaspoons organic Brown Sugar 
2 teaspoons Turmeric 
2 teaspoons Cumin 
2 teaspoons Coriander 
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon Black pepper 
A pinch of Cayenne Pepper  

Whisk all ingredients of marinade in a large bowl and then add the Teriyaki Sauce packet that comes in a bag of Gardein. Mix in thoroughly. Put the two bags of vegan chicken strips inside and combine with sauce. Make sure the marinade is covering all the vegan chicken. Marinate overnight (or at least 2 hours before cooking.) 

Heat grill. Using bamboo skewers, put the pieces of marinated vegan chicken onto skewers. Use a light cooking spray and coat grille. Put vegan chicken skewers on grill and cook both sides until thoroughly cooked and crispy on the outside. 

Peanut Sauce
1/3 cup Coconut milk or 1/4 cup Coconut Cream
1/2 cup organic Peanut Butter (smooth or chunky if you like the added crunchiness of peanuts) 
1/4 cup water. Mix thoroughly. 

Place cooked skewers on a bed of brown rice and drizzle peanut sauce, top with finely chopped green onions and sesame seeds (I used white and black seeds) You can also take the vegan chicken off of skewers and build up a bowl on top of the brown rice, using all toppings listed above. ENJOY!