Chicken satay

Chicken satay: Tasty bite from Thailand. Image: Adobe.

Chicken satay – Bring an Asian flair to your home

Enjoy the best of Thailand in your own home with this easy flavour-infused chicken satay recipe.

Chicken satay

Chicken satay: Tasty bite from Thailand. Image: Adobe.

If you have ever had the opportunity to travel to Thailand, you will be familiar with chicken satay. This well-known Thai street food can be found on almost every street corner in Thailand.

This Southeast Asian dish is basically skewered marinated grilled meat and served with a mouth-watering sauce. Preparing chicken satay is much simpler than you can imagine and is a light meal you can easily prepare at home.

Marinating the meat is vital to ensure that the strong Asian flavours infuse properly with the meat. The meat only needs to be grilled for about three to four minutes per side. To complete your Asian taste experience, a peanut sauce has been included with this recipe.

Of course, you do not have to use chicken. You can replace the chicken with pork or beef. Just make sure you marinate the meat well and serve it with the lip-smackingly delicious peanut sauce.

Enjoy the best of Thailand in your own home with this easy flavour-infused chicken satay recipe.

Chicken satay recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Melissa Jacobs Course: MainCuisine: ThaiDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

2

hours 

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

2

hours 

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • Satay marinade
  • 1 kg chicken fillets

  • ¼ cup soya sauce

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons Asian chilli sauce

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar, packed

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons coriander, chopped

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • Peanut sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil

  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • ½ teaspoon chilli sauce

  • juice of a lime

Method

  • Satay
  • Cut the chicken breasts into ¼ inch cubes.
  • In a container, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Place all the chicken cubes in the marinade. Place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Thread three pieces of chicken on a skewer.
  • On a grill pan, medium heat, grill the chicken skewer until golden brown approximately 3 – 4 minutes per side.
  • Peanut sauce
  • In a saucepan, heat the oil on low heat. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix until smooth. Remove from heat. Let cool.
  • Serve the satay with basmati rice, slices of cucumber or a garden salad. Sprinkle with fresh coriander leaves.

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