- Ingredients for Satay chicken :
- 500 gm Skinless, boneless chicken, breasts, cut into bite sized cubes
- 2 tbsp Yogurt or coconut milk
- 1 tbsp Peanut butter smooth
- 1 tsp Freshly grated ginger
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 2 tbsp Chopped fresh coriander
- 1 tsp Soya sauce
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Juice of half a lime
- 1 -2 tbsp Red chili paste
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
- Ingredients for peanut sauce :
- 1 medium red onion, roughly chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tsp ginger, freshly grated
- 2 red chilies chopped (or 1 tsp red chili paste)
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp soya sauce
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup hot water ( or as needed)
Satay is a world popular choice of having an expensive quality food. It’s essentially seasoned meat that is then skewered, grilled and served with a sauce.This simply marinated chicken tastes just delicious, especially when paired with this spicy peanut sauce for dipping or basting.
Combine the yogurt, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, chili paste, salt, lime juice, soy sauce, oil, chopped coriander and powdered spices in a shallow mixing bowl, stir to combine. Add the chicken cubes and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them for at least 20 minutes before using to prevent them from burning.
Thread the chicken cubes onto wooden skewers. Place a grill pan over medium heat and brush it with oil. Grill the chicken satay for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until nicely scorch and cooked through. You can also cook these over a BBQ grill.
For the peanut sauce, mix the onions, garlic, ginger and chili and then blend into a paste. Heat the oil in a pan, then add the spice paste and saute for a couple of minutes over very low heat. Add the sugar, lime juice and soy sauce and stir them in. Then add the coconut milk and simmer for about 5 minutes while stirring constantly. Next, add the ground peanuts and peanut butter plus the hot water. Season with salt and stir to combine. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly. Allow to cool, the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. If it gets too thick, add a bit of hot water and stir.
Serve the chicken satay with peanut sauce, some fresh salad or cucumber and onion slices.