Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

For Thai Chicken Satay, strips of chicken are marinated in a special Thai paste, then skewered and grilled on the BBQ or broiled in the oven. It is then served with homemade peanut sauce for the ultimate taste sensation. Even your kids will love it. Chicken Satay also makes a great party food!


  • 8-16 skinless chicken thighs cut into small pieces or strips
  • 1 package wooden skewers


  • 1/4 cup minced lemongrass, fresh or 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 thumb-size piece galangal or ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 of thumb-size piece fresh turmeric or 1/2 tsp. dried turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds or 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 3 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 5 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice


If using wooden skewers, soak them in water while you prepare the meat. This will prevent them from burning. Cut chicken into thin pieces or strips. Place in a bowl. Put all the marinade ingredients in a food processor and process well.

Taste the marinade to see if it is sweet, spicy, and salty enough to your liking. The strongest tastes should be sweet and salty in order for the finished satay to taste its best. Add the marinade to the meat and stir well to combine. Allow to marinate for at least 1 to 1.30 hours. When ready to cook, slide the pieces of meat onto the wooden skewers.

Barbecue the satay or grill on an indoor grill or on a broiling pan or baking sheet with the oven set to “broil”. Place the satay close beneath the heating element and turn the meat every 5 minutes until cooked. Depending on how thin your meat is, the satay will cook in 10 to 20 minutes.

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