Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Total Time:
2 hr 35 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
20 skewers
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Marinade:
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 20 wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
  • Vegetable oil, for grilling
  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Peanut sauce, recipe follows
  • Peanut Sauce:
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons red chili paste, such as sambal
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, for garnish
Directions
Marinade:

Combine the yogurt, ginger, garlic, and curry powder in a shallow mixing bowl, stir to combine. Place the chicken strips in the yogurt marinade and gently toss until well coated. Cover and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at up to 2 hours.

Thread the chicken pieces onto the soaked skewers working the skewer in and out of the meat, down the middle of the piece, so that it stays in place during grilling. Place a grill pan over medium heat and brush it with oil to prevent the meat from sticking. Grill the chicken satays for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until nicely seared and cooked through. Serve the satays on a platter lined with lettuce leaves and cilantro; accompanied by a small bowl of peanut sauce on the side.

Peanut Sauce:

Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, red chili paste, brown sugar, and lime juice in a food processor or blender. Puree to combine. While the motor is running, drizzle in the hot water to thin out the sauce, you may not need all of it. Pour the sauce into a nice serving bowl and garnish with the chopped peanuts. Serve with chicken satay.

Yield: 3 cups


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I make this recipe every New Year's Eve. Everyone loves it and the next day, I make a yummy noodle salad with the sauce that's left over. This year, the noodle salad is making an appearance on NYE! :D No, really...that sauce is that good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only made the peanut sauce because I already made chicken using a recipe similar to Tyler's. So, I can't comment on the chicken. But, the peanut sauce was delicious! I could eat it with a spoon. I used leftover sauce to make peanut noodles and it was awesome. I can't say whether this is "authentic" or not, but it sure is tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This peanut sauce didn't do it for me at all- it is so far from teh real deal, as you would have in Asia. Too sweet, needs the Tamarind, ginger, and lemongrass. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious - I use this recipe to make soba noodles with peanut sauce. It works either hot, or cold, and it is very versatile, as you can add whatever protein pleases you or your guests. I usually add in shredded carrots and scallions. Today, I will also be adding in some shredded pea pods. item not reviewed by moderator and published
thats not sate... yoghurt? no tamarind, galangal and most important NO lemongrass ?! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok, so I only made the peanut sauce because I already made the chicken and it was soooo yummy! It was a hit with all- such nice flavors- not too rich, had some tang and spice. My husband commented "it has such complex flavors." It's a go-to sauce for me now! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! I served this to a crowd and got lots of raves. It was delicious and easy. Will definately keep this as a go-to appetizer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this one so I make it from time to time. I just use chunky peanut butter instead of using smooth and adding peanuts... Why bother? The fresh cilantro counter balances the spice. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely Outstanding!!! Tyler never leads me astray!... item not reviewed by moderator and published
real peanut sauce.. http://rasamalaysia.com/malaysian-sataynow-with-peanut-sauce/2/ item not reviewed by moderator and published

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