Chicken satay

Chicken satay

By Food E Fare

Chicken satay is a popular Southeast Asian dish made with marinated and skewered chicken that is grilled or barbecued. The dish is known for its flavorful marinade, often featuring a combination of spices, herbs, and seasonings. Chicken satay is commonly served with a peanut sauce or a satay sauce for dipping. Here's a basic recipe for making chicken satay:


For the Chicken Satay:

  • 1.5 to 2 pounds (about 700 to 900 grams) boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into thin strips
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

For the Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass, minced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste (optional for a spicy kick)
  • Water (as needed to adjust consistency)


Prepare the Marinade:

  • In a bowl, whisk together all the marinade ingredients until well combined.

Marinate the Chicken:

  • Place the chicken strips in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure each piece is well-coated.
  • Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.

Skewer the Chicken:

  • Preheat your grill or barbecue. Thread the marinated chicken strips onto the soaked wooden skewers.

Grill the Chicken Satay:

  • Grill the chicken skewers over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked and has a nice char on the outside. This typically takes about 8-10 minutes.

Prepare the Peanut Sauce:

  • While the chicken is grilling, prepare the peanut sauce. In a saucepan, combine peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, and red curry paste.
  • Heat over low heat, stirring continuously until the sauce is smooth and well combined. If needed, adjust the consistency with water.


Serve the grilled chicken satay with the peanut sauce on the side for dipping. Garnish with chopped cilantro or crushed peanuts if desired.

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