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Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay

This chicken satay with a homemade peanut sauce is a really easy way to change up your dinner routine. The chicken needs to marinate for at least a couple of hours, but the marinade is a cinch to make and the chicken grills ups really quick. The peanut sauce is super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Serve the chicken satay with the peanut sauce as an appetizer or with a side of jasmine rice for a complete meal your family will love. And while you’re in the mood for Asian food, try this easy shrimp & sesame noodles or this great beef & broccoli stir fry. Enjoy!

 

Chicken Satay Ingredients

2 lbs. Chicken Thighs, boneless, skinless and cut into 2 inch pieces

¼ cup Soy Sauce

¼ cup Coconut Milk

2 tbsp. Brown Sugar

2 Garlic Cloves, grated or minced

½ tsp. Turmeric

½ tsp. Ginger Powder

½ tsp. Salt

½ tsp. Coriander

¼ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper

 

Peanut Sauce Ingredients

½ cup Peanut Butter, smooth

½ cup Coconut Milk

¼ cup Brown Sugar

2 tbsp. Soy Sauce

½ tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice

½ a Garlic Clove, grated or minced

¼ tsp. Ginger Powder

¼ tsp. Turmeric

Pinch Crushed Red Pepper

 

You will also need

10-12 Bamboo Skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes to an hour

Grill Spray, to reduce sticking

 

Place the bamboo skewers on a sheet pan or shallow baking dish and cover with water. Soak the skewers for 30 minutes to an hour so they don’t catch fire on the grill.

 

Prepare the chicken

Cut the boneless, skinless chicken thighs into roughly 2 inch pieces and place them in a large zip top bag.

 

Add the soy sauce, coconut milk, brown sugar, grated garlic, turmeric, ginger powder, salt, coriander and crushed red pepper to a bowl. Stir well to combine. Add the marinade to the chicken – in the zip top bag. Seal well, then massage the chicken a little bit to coat well with the marinade.

 

Place the bag on a small pan or plate (just in case it leaks) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, to overnight.

 

Prepare the peanut sauce

Add all of the peanut sauce ingredients to a small blender (like a Nutribullet), or use a blender. Blend until all of the ingredients are combined and the sauce is smooth. Transfer the sauce to a serving bowl or container until ready to serve.

 

Grill the chicken

Remove the bamboo skewers from the water. Thread 4-5 chicken pieces onto each skewer; leave plenty of space in the back and the front tip of the skewer. Set aside on a pan or plate and repeat with the remaining chicken. Discard any remaining marinade.

 

Spray the BBQ grates with the grill spray to prevent sticking. Grill the chicken satay on moderate-low heat, turning occasionally until they are browned and completely cooked through. Make sure the juices run clear when pierced with a fork or knife and the meat is no longer red or pink. The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165°F at its thickest piece.

 

Serve the chicken satay with the peanut sauce. Enjoy!

 

Makes 8-10 skewers

 

Chicken Satay with a Homemade Peanut Sauce

This chicken satay with a homemade peanut sauce is a really easy way to change up your dinner routine. The chicken needs to marinate for at least a couple of hours, but the marinade is a cinch to make and the chicken grills ups really quick. The peanut sauce is super easy to make and absolutely delicious.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Marinate the chicken2 hrs
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken recipes
Servings: 5
Calories: 518kcal

Ingredients

Chicken Satay Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Chicken Thighs boneless, skinless and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves grated or minced
  • ½ tsp. Turmeric
  • ½ tsp. Ginger Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Coriander
  • ¼ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper

Peanut Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup Peanut Butter smooth
  • ½ cup Coconut Milk
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • ½ tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ a Garlic Clove grated or minced
  • ¼ tsp. Ginger Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric
  • Pinch Crushed Red Pepper

You will also need

  • 10-12 Bamboo Skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes to an hour
  • Grill Spray to reduce sticking

Instructions

  • Place the bamboo skewers on a sheet pan or shallow baking dish and cover with water. Soak the skewers for 30 minutes to an hour.

Prepare the chicken

  • Cut the boneless, skinless chicken thighs into roughly 2 inch pieces and place them in a large zip top bag.
  • Add the soy sauce, coconut milk, brown sugar, grated garlic, turmeric, ginger powder, salt, coriander and crushed red pepper to a bowl. Stir well to combine. Add the marinade to the chicken. Seal well, then massage the chicken a little bit to coat well with the marinade.
  • Place the bag on a small pan or plate (just in case it leaks) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, to overnight.

Prepare the peanut sauce

  • Add all of the peanut sauce ingredients to a small blender (like a Nutribullet), or use a blender. Blend until all of the ingredients are combined and the sauce is smooth. Transfer the sauce to a serving bowl or container until ready to serve.

Grill the chicken

  • Remove the bamboo skewers from the water. Thread 4-5 chicken pieces onto each skewer; leave plenty of space in the back and the front tip of the skewer. Set aside on a pan or plate and repeat with the remaining chicken. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • Spray the BBQ grates with the grill spray to prevent sticking. Grill the chicken satay on moderate-low heat, turning occasionally until they are browned and completely cooked through (about 20-30 minutes). The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165°F at its thickest piece.
  • Serve the chicken satay with the peanut sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 1107mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2.9% | Vitamin C: 4.7% | Calcium: 5.8% | Iron: 23.6%
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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