Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce

This is a very satisfying dish and honestly I think one of the tastiest things I’ve ever eaten. This recipe comes from Simply Thai Cooking, a book I have previously mentioned and the source of most of my Thai recipes.

Chicken satays are basically chicken skewers that have been pre-marinated. This recipe is a two-step process: first, you marinate the chicken in lemon juice, soya sauce, garlic, a bit of oil, fish sauce, sugar, and lots of spices. The chicken marinates anywhere from 2-24 hours. Then, later on, when you’re ready to eat, you make the peanut sauce and grill the satays.

Peanut sauce underway -- it thickens up considerably

The peanut sauce is made on the stove and contains coconut milk, red curry paste, mashed up peanuts, sugar, lemon juice and fish sauce. It is DELICIOUS! It takes about 35 minutes to make with prep & cook time included. If I may quote an anonymous source: “It’s like you took your awesomeness and projected it right into this sauce!”

Ideally, the satays should be barbequed, but since we don’t have a BBQ, we grilled them in the oven. This worked alright although it can be quite messy.

Finished chicken satays

Overall, this was a very satisfying dish and is definitely something I will be making again.

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One thought on “Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce

  1. Karin 04/04/2011 / 2:35 pm

    NYOM!! Must say I’ve never made satay skewers…have to try it!! And making satay sauce from scratch – awesome!! Some ppl just use peanut butter to make satay sauce – but bet it was lovely to use freshly ground peanuts. 😀

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