Chicken Satay and Coconut Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay (1)

Chicken Satay and Coconut Peanut Sauce is a delicious and very famous recipe in Asian countries like Malaysia and Thailand served with cucumber salad.

serves 4-6 people

Ingredients for the marinade:

2 lbs of boneless chicken breasts cubed in 1″ pieces

4 tbs. soy sauce ( use Tamari San-J Brand Soy Sauce for Gluten Free)

2 tbs. oil

3 tbs. brown sugar packed

1 tbs. of finely chopped lemongrass (You can purchase this in a tube in the produce section of your grocery store)

1 slice (coin) of peeled ginger – approx. 1 tsp. finely minced

1/2 tsp cardamon powder

1 tbs. of curry powder

2 cloves of garlic

2 tbs. of fresh lime juice (approx. half a lime)

Wood skewers

Ingredients for the coconut peanut sauce:

1 can (13.5 oz) of coconut milk

3 tbs. of peanut butter

4 tbs. of brown sugar, packed,

2 tsp. of massamam curry paste

2 tbs. of fresh lime juice (approx. half a lime)

Chicken Satay (2)

Directions for the marinade:

Place cubed chicken in a medium bowl.  Combine all the ingredients except for the chicken in a food processor and blend for 30 seconds.  Pour the marinade over the cubed chicken and massage the meat with your hands for 1 minute.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinade for at least 3 hours.  After the meat has had time to marinade, thread 6-8  cubes of chicken on a wooden skewer until all the chicken is gone.  Pre-grease (with non stick spray) and pre-heat grill on high heat.

Chicken Satay (3)

While grill is preheating, heat a medium sauce pan on medium-low heat.  Add coconut milk, brown sugar, massamam curry, lime juice, and peanut butter to the sauce pan and continuously stir until all of the ingredients have completely come together.  Turn off heat and pour sauce into a serving bowl.

Chicken Satay (4)

The grill should be nice and hot by now.  Grill chicken skewers for 4-5 minutes on front and back side or until fully cooked.  Total cooking time will vary but mine were finished in 9-10 minutes.  Chicken should be tender and not overcooked.  Plate the skewers with the peanut sauce and serve with a side of cucumber salad. Enjoy!