Easy Chicken Satay
Savory chicken served on skewers with a slightly sweet peanut sauce.
Savory chicken served on skewers with a slightly sweet peanut sauce.
I'm doing the slower-cooker version of this recipe, which means I used more chicken, cut it into bite size pieces, sauteed in frying pan and then moved to crock pot. Assembled the rest of the recipe and simply poured it on top (added garlic, chopped red pepper, and used lemon instead of lime juice). The house smells like heaven and the chicken tastes amazing! I'll serve over Trader Joe's vegetable rice. So good!!!Read More
I'm doing the slower-cooker version of this recipe, which means I used more chicken, cut it into bite size pieces, sauteed in frying pan and then moved to crock pot. Assembled the rest of the recipe and simply poured it on top (added garlic, chopped red pepper, and used lemon instead of lime juice). The house smells like heaven and the chicken tastes amazing! I'll serve over Trader Joe's vegetable rice. So good!!!
Oh my goodness, thank you SO MUCH Shannon for sharing this wonderfully fragrant and tasty dish! I did not alter any of the ingredients, and it was absolutely delicious as is. It is definitely definitely mild on the "heat" aspect, but adding cayenne or red pepper flakes could easily fix that. I only made two alterations when it came to preparing this recipe: I marinated it for six hours, and I did not grill the skewers. I poured the chicken bites and all the marinated into a large glass dish, covered it with tinfoil, and baked it at 325 degrees for about an hour. The result was incredibly tender and juicy. An absolutely delicious and easy to make dish!!
My dear sweet Shannon; we all loved this dish of yours! Rainy, chilly and foggy today, so I just skewered the chix and put them in the oven with the marinade. I used lite coconut milk, made thin spaghetti, added shredded cooked carrots, raw green onion, some of the wonderful dipping sauce, put it all onto a pretty plate and topped it with the skewers. A bit of red pepper flakes gave the sauce just a tad of heat. Excellent and thank you hon!!
I would give this 10 stars if I could! I developed a peanut allergy as an adult, but grew up with peanut butter as my favorite food. I finally found an almond butter that tastes exactly like peanut butter, and couldn't wait to use in this recipe. It was unbelieveable! I could make this recipe once or twice a week and never tire of it. I served this over brown rice. Amazing.
Beats Emeril's recipe! I love this peanut sauce. Today I didn't have the time to marinate the chicken - just did a quick soy sauce and garlic soak before stir frying it. But the sauce is the real star here anyway. It's a perfect blend of flavors. I followed another reviewers suggestion and added some ginger and chili sauce - simply delicious! Since I only cook for 2, there's plenty of sauce left over which I'll probably toss with angle hair pasta tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing this winner - it's my new favorite Thai Peanut Sauce recipe!
I was wondering why I didn't already have curry powder in my spice rack when I decided to make this recipe, then I realized...I don't like curry! That being said, I didn't mind it in the marinade, but I tasted the sauce as it was cooking and realized it was not going to do it for me, so I added 1 1/2 tsp chile sauce, a dash of red pepper flakes and about a teaspoon of minced ginger. Finished it off with lime and it was excellent! Next time I will omit the curry powder from the sauce, but still use it in the marinade just to give it a hint of curry flavor. Still, I think it was an excellent recipe.
Fantastic I did add some red pepper to the peanut sauce and some ginger to the marinade. I used the indoor grill, I do think they lost something in appearance but the taste was superb.
The marinade and chicken part was delicious and resulted in a very moist and tender chicken. I will definiitely use that again. But... My family did not like the peanut sauce at all. It just tasted like peanut butter flavored coconut milk... not at all like satay's that we have enjoyed a lot. After tweaking the dipping sauce (a lot),with more soy, cayenne, heavy cream, ginger, black pepper, garlic and I can't remember what else, I loved it. I served over Jasmine rice and a stir fry of snow peas, red onion, yellow squash, brocolli, and mushrooms. Even though we didn't like the peanut sauce as written, I feel we found a recipe *treasure* because it was so easy and delicious. I will make over and over again with our changes.
Super easy and super yummy. Try basting the skewered chicken with some of the peanut sauce while it is grilling and serve the remainder of the sauce at tableside.
Loved by all! So easy without a bunch of crazy ingredients I didn't have. Everything in this recipe I keep around so it was great! This did taste like an authentic satay and was so flavorful. I didn't change anything. I did marinate the meat overnight. The peanut sauce was great. It was not runny at all and it had a good nutty flavor. Most Thai places don't give you a thicker peanut sauce- it's supposed to be a medium consistency. The whole dish was delish! I served it with Thai Cucumber Salad and Lime Cilantro Jasmine Rice. Excellent and easy dish with a beautiful fragrance that fills up the kitchen. Thanks for sharing- definitely a keeper!
The sauce rocks! We are using it to dip wings on Superbowl Sunday.
I would give this 10 stars if I could. I have made this many times now and it's the only recipe I use for peanut sauce. There's not a better sauce out there than this one. I have marinated it overnight, and also made it the same day, and it has a much better flavor leaving it overnight. I cook the chicken on a stovetop grill pan on low so they cook thoroughly without browning too much, then turn up the heat towards the end to get a caramelized finished product. These are perfect!!!
The peanut sauce is the star of this recipe. Really, really good. I loved what the curry added to the flavor. The marinade imparts a subtle savoriness to the chicken, and in no way competes with the bold flavor of the sauce. My only complaint with this recipe is the amount of marinade it makes. My chicken was really drowning in it, and I dislike waste, so I would cut it in half next time. I also had easily half the recipe of sauce leftover as well, but I froze the remainder for next time, which will make putting together this recipe even easier.
As an Indonesian, I grew up with chicken satay vendors around the neighbourhood. Honestly, this recipe is a bit too complicated from what I'm used to. However, I do understand that most of the ingredients used in my people's traditional recipe might not be available in your country. Great recipe though.
This is award winnning!!! I made these along with some flank steak skewers in a teriyaki marinade but these went faster than the beef. The peanut sauce is addicting! Served with Asian Chicken Salad from this site and chow mein. Don't forget to soak your wooden skewers in water before using to avoid burning on the grill.
Tremendously tasty and savory chicken, and the peanut butter sauce....divine! I used the leftover sauce (it makes a lot) and mixed it in with pasta, chicken, scallions, cucumber and cilantro. This dish is amazing and is definitely going in my 5 star recipe book.
Yummy! Both my hubs and I enjoy eating Thai food, so it was no surprise that we liked this - A LOT! I'm SO happy I can add Shannon's recipe to my "keeper" file. :) Not only was this super easy to prepare, it delivered big on flavor! I pretty much followed Shannon's directions to the letter except for a couple of very minor changes. Instead of marinating my chicken for only 2 hours, I marinated it for nearly 6. I also subbed chicken tenders for breasts (I found it much easier than cutting into strips). My final change was brushing each kabob with a bit of peanut sauce before taking them off the (indoor) grill. My only criticism is that I had WAAAY too much sauce for 3/4 lb. meat. I could have easily halved it and STILL ended up with far too much. NOTE: The peanut sauce is blah on its own, but PHENOMENOL when drizzled over each kabob. Served with jasmine rice and naan, this was a GREAT meal. Thanks for sharing, Shannon! :-)
Chicken was ok, but the peanut sauce was very good
I was expecting the chicken to come out rubbery because I haven't mastered the art of my Foreman grill, however, it was so moist and delicious. That said. The peanut sauce made way too much sauce and it was like peanut butter soup, even after adding recommended changes. But the chicken alone was delicious. Definitely on the we're having that again list.
Fantastic flavor. I use 1/2 the amount of peanut butter- the full amount is too sweet and too much peanut for me. I also add ginger and garlic chili paste to the sauce. It tastes as authentic as a dish from a southeast Asian restaurant....
I made this for a large party of 30 people (60 skewers) and everyone raved about the recipe- it was the hit of the party, even more so than the filet tenderloin we served! Per the other reviews (and my personal taste), I modified this recipe slightly. I added the following to both the marinade and to the satay sauce: I used "Lite" coconut milk, red curry paste instead of the curry powder (find in the ethnic foods / Asian section of most large grocery stores), fresh ginger and lemongrass paste (find both in a refrigerated squeeze tube in the produce section of most large grocery stores), cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes, Lawry's seasoning salt(I use this to bring out flavor in everything I cook) and fresh ground pepper. I also added a little white sugar to sweeten the satay sauce a bit, as well as some cornstarch to thicken slightly and to give the sauce a 'glossy' look. I made vegetable skewers to serve alongside the chicken with a simple balsamic vinegarette marinade (just bottled salad dressing). Overall, with the flavor-enhancing additions, this is a definite keeper! So many people asked for the recipe, I have to send out an email to the guests of the party! This works great for a crowd, as you can easily adjust the serving sizes online. We will keep this recipe on rotation at our house!
This recipe was perfect! Added lemongrass seasoning from Penzy spices to the marinade and it added a lot of flavor. I have had many satay recipes and this is the best, well done!
OMG! The chicken alone was moist and delicious,paired with the sauce...WOW!! Made this with jasmine rice and used the sauce on the rice too.I made the recipe exactly as is and wouldn't change a thing.For those who say this is not like authentic satay, then call it "Yummy Chicken on Sticks"Bet this would be great with pork too1 Thanks for sharing Shannon!
Haven't found a better recipe. Everyone asked for it!
Absolutely delicious - the dipping sauce puts this dish over the top. I've prepared this several times for my family and guests, always to rave reviews.
Absolutely delicious. My family, including the kids, loved it.
This is a really good chicken marinade. I like my own peanut sauce better but use this recipe for the chicken marinade.
My kids loved this - and they're hard to please! The only thing I would change is to put a little less curry powder and a little more peanut butter in the sauce next time. Served with rice noodles, blanched snow pea pods, shaved carrot, cucumber strips, diced scallion, cilantro, and a dressing made with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and brown sugar - people combined the elements to their taste.
I went to Mumbia on a business trip this past year and had the hotel's Chicken Satay with peanut sauce...I ordered it about 4 times because I was totally taken with it. Lately I've been trying to find an easy recipe online that would come close to duplicating this and I found this one. I've tried it once, grilled the chicken skewers onto foil with hickory chips smoking on the side. It turned out awesome. I let it drown with the peanut sauce in foil for about 5-8 minutes before eating...ate the whole thing. In the future I think I will cut out about 1/3 of the brown sugar and use natural peanut butter in the sauce, ended up being a little bit more sugar then I remember. Anyway, all said still a very good recipe to grow on. Thanks Shannon! Nate
Perfect just as the recipe calls for :)
Delicious!! The peanut sauce alone was great but coupled with the marinated chicken it was over the top!!
I had some leftover Indian spiced baked chicken breasts that I wanted to use up. I was looking for an Indian sauce recipe that I could simmer them in - and preferably one made with coconut milk. When I saw this recipe made with all ingredients that I like, and it's great reviews, I knew I had what I was looking for. Since I already had cooked and seasoned chicken, I only made the sauce portion of this. After tasting it, I knew I wanted a little heat to balance out the sweetness so I added a 1/4 tsp of cayenne. That was just the right amount for me. Once the sauce was thickened, I cut up my cooked chicken and simmered it in the sauce until heated through. I served it over some leftover rice. Creamy and delicious. I will be trying this again.
This was very good. We added a tsp of red crushed chilli flakes to make it have a little bit for kick. It could also use a tad less curry for our tastes in the sauce. But over all, a great meal! I served the sauce and chicken over glassy bean noodles.
I never had chicken satay before so I had no opinion before making this. I am not a fan of chicken breast but this is a wonderful way to cook it. Everything was perfect except there is enough dipping sauce for five pounds of chicken. Saw where someone was freezing it so I will also. A new taste and recipe which everyone loved.
I actually altered the marinade. I left out the garlic. I also used tilapia, a white fish. The sauce I kept intact. It was a good start, but not quite strong enough for my tastes. I would add a little more spice and some raw peanuts. they make a good crunch. Otherwise, a good peanut sauce recipe
This was very good! I cut the chicken into chunks (skewers+3yr old=scary) added some veggies (stir fry) and pasta. Drizzled some of the "Warm Peanut Sauce" from the site on top. Everyone loved it!
super easy and delish! the peanut sauce is versatile, too -- served chicken and sauce over cous cous prepare with 3/2 water/chix broth and chopped mint -- perfecto!
The sauce has a great taste but def needs some heat. I added red pepper flakes and next time will add even more. I also added chopped cilantro to the marinade and it was delish.
This was very good! I used 'lite' coconut milk, which I didnt know existed until I went shopping, and it was very tasty. The sauce is easy to make and yummy. Even better the next day. A keeper!
My first attempt at satay and this was really good and after i made it i realized i forgot the coconut milk i bet that would make it 5 stars! Served with peanut sauce...perfect
3/4 lb was barely enough chicken for me and my husband. Have put into the regular rotation! made in frying pan. Chicken wasn't dry, sauce was good on rice w/pineapple. (I made rice with some of the coconut milk + pineapple juice from the can) I also recommend using "rooster sauce" ;) spicy!
Delicious! I especially love the peanut sauce!
No leftovers...I did add minced ginger to the marinade and cayenne pepper to the sauce. This was amazing with coconut rice and grilled veggies. Next time I will double the recipe!
Thanks so much for the recipe Shannon. Definitely easy to make and so so tasty!
This was just ok...despite the number of ingredients in the sauce, it just didn't have a lot of taste...was sort of one note and even additional lime juice didn't cut the richness of the peanut butter. My daughter much preferred a different satay recipe that we tried last week, so we'll stick with that.
Very good and very easy! Makes a ton of incredible dipping sauce, perfect for noodles or sauce for peanut chicken pizza!
For 1 serving: (2 skewers + 1/5 of the sauce): 298 cals, 18g fat, 23g carbs, 16g protein. Just fyi if anyone needs that info.
This was so yummy! I only had time to let the chicken marinate for a half hour, and I forgot to add the soy sauce and lemon/lime juice; and it still tasted awesome! :D
These were awesome! Next time i will double the chicken recipe-but not the peanut sauce as there was so much left over.
Good - made exactly as written...would have used red chili paste - such as SAMBAL - in the sauce. Will for sure next time.
I made these and the response was phenomenal. Thank you for posting the recipe!
This is just incredible! I was looking for a recipe that uses coconut milk and stumbled upon this. I have never had chicken soooooo good! We were unable to grill these, but we put them under the broiler and WOW! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!
Made this for my New Years Eve party and what a hit!!! Delicious! Would not change a thing.
Served with rice and an Asian chopped salad.
chicken was tender and yummy. serve with peanut sauce from food.com (spicy peanut dipping sauce). marinade all day if possible.
This got rave reviews!! I didn't eat it as I am vegetarian but I made it as a special treat for my non-veggie husband and family. It was inhaled! I was complimented especially on the sauce. I did add some chili flakes to that and some ginger to the marinade. Cooked them on the indoor grill with good results but I know they would be even better on the BBQ. Will definitely make again, everyone seemed to love them! Thanks!!
This sauce was a hit, and really simple to make. Using the George Forman Grill wasn't the best, since I just have a small one and the marinade starts to burn on it, but that's my own issue. It was also a lot more sauce than we needed...but that's fine with us.
Fantastic! A few shortcuts are available that don't compromise the flavor. Quick version: Sautee the chicken in the marinade until well cooked then dump the ingredients for the sauce in with the chicken and marinade and cook another 5 minutes. Serve the chicken and sauce on plates of raw lettuce and cucumbers topped with rice.
OMG- delicious and easy! We will be making again! Because a can of coconut milk is more than 1 1/2 cups, I used the rest of the can in the sauce, and didn't have skewers, so I used a grill pan to cook the chicken. waste not want not! I could see adding a touch of heat, red peppers perhaps, but it's very flavorful as is. We ate it over jasmine rice with chopped salad. Thanks Shannon!
I'm not sure why I tried this recipe. I don't like peanut sauce, and my husband doesn't like curry or coconut milk. But we all loved this. I reduced the curry to 1 tsp in the peanut sauce, afraid that my husband wouldn't like it if he could taste the curry. It grilled perfectly, and the sauce was sweet and terrific. We will definitely have this again.
I love it because it's easy. My family loves it because it tastes as good as the one in our favorite Thai restaurant.
Chicken was great! The sauce was too sweet. I wanted something spicy to dip the chicken in! I will make again but look for a different sauce recipe!
Ooohh...I liked this. :) We aren't very familiar with Thai food but always looking for something new to us. My whole family enjoyed this. I couldn't really get my head around the peanut butter sauce, but oh yeah....Super tasty. The only thing I did differently was broiled the chicken. (I didn't realize we were out of charcoal) I made this with Emeril's Vegetable Curry and Basmati Rice, and it was a great sweet & spicy combination. There was a lot of sauce leftover though, so I froze it. We'll see how it tastes later, but next time I will probably make a half recipe of the sauce instead. Thank you for this recipe! Loved it! :)
Fabulous. I didn't have curry powder so used curry paste. I cut it back to 1/2 for the sauce so the kids could eat it. About 1/3 would be just right for them (3 and 5 yr old).
I used the crock pot recipe suggested by Clearview and it worked great. The chicken wasn't too soft and the sauce was good. I've had a lot of peanut themed chicken dishes at Indian recipes and this is getting there. I've tried lots at home, all the others were barely edible. This is the best at home recipe and considering it's also easy I'm going to give it 5 stars. I did add cayenne and in the future would add more. Don't omit the lemon juice, you won't taste it and you need something to cut the peanut butter flavor.
this turned out great and easy...a definite keeper!!
This is an awesome recipe. My bofriend is a die-hard Chicken Satay fan and couldn't believe how tasty and easy this recipe is.
The dipping sauce for this is out of this world.
this was REALLY tasty and very easy to prepare. I added more red curry powder to the sauce because of we like it a bit more spice.
I only used the sauce recipe, to which I added some fresh garlic and ginger, lots of red pepper flakes and a couple splashes of sriracha. It was really good!
This was incredible, the BBQ failed, but my convection oven did it justice. Marinated overnight, and served to 15, then again the leftovers after church today for 20+ - made enough for 30 originally. Travels easily. WOW the Satay sauce was so good, people were consuming it as a soup. THIS WAS FANTASTIC and so easy! Loved it!
One of my sons is allergic to peanut, so I used almond butter instead. Great dish! My children ate all their chicken.
Wow! This is great! Really surprisingly tasty and most of the ingredients you have laying around. Quick once the prep stuff is done.
So delicious. The marinade kept the chicken nice and moist. This is the best satay recipe I have tried, and I have tried many. (Most have nice peanut sauces but the marinades are weak.) I added some crushed red pepper to the sauce. Awesome.
Added red pepper flakes. Other than than, followed the recipe exactly. Delicious!
Great recipe. Reminds me of the local Thai restaurant. The peanut sauce was exceptional.
So good! I ran out of time for grilling as kabobs - I'm sure that's outstanding and can't wait to try it - so I baked covered at 350* for about an hour. I would suggest taking the cover off at some point; we ended up warming leftovers on the stove and pouring the dipping sauce over the chicken. Super tender and great flavor! Very filling when served with rice!
Was really tasty! Everyone loved it. I added ginger to the marinade and a dash of red cayenne pepper. To the sauce some red pepper flakes. Next time I think I'll reduce the brown sugar a little bit. It was a little too sweet for me. But my hubby and daughter didn't complain.
This chicken is OMG good!!! I used light coconut milk to cut the calories. I can only imagine how wonderful it would have been with regular! Other than that I made it exactly as written. I thought the peanut sauce was only ok but my husband thought it was wonderful. Next time I will experiment with the marinade recipe to make a dipping sauce from that and servce both. I served this with white rice cooked in fat free chicken broth and cucumber salad dressed lightly with equal parts rice wine vinegar and sugar and just a pinch of dried basil (b/c I didn't have fresh. So so so good. I made 2 lbs of chicken and I think there was enough marinade for at least 4 lbs. I cut the peanut sauce in half and there was still too much for us. Next time I'll make 1/4 recipe or less. I can't wait to make this again!
The best ever! Didnt make any changes.
This was so good! What a great change of pace! I wish it had a little more kick since it is sweet from the coconut.... a little kick would complete the taste! Yummy! We ended up having to broil it since our grill went out on us... but the chicken was SO tender and good!
Very easy to make. Good flavor. Just missing that spicy kick that I was looking for. I'm sure I will make this again.
This was just OK. The peanut sauce lacked something, maybe some ginger, and it was way too sweet. Won't be making again.
I can't rate this recipe highly enough! It was flavorful, easy, and delicious. I only marinated the chicken for an hour and it was still moist and tasty. Also, I added some red chili flakes to make it a bit spicier, and added some cornstarch to the dipping sauce to make it thicker and easier to dip.
This was very good. But I think it could have been better. It didn't wind up thick enough, so I added more peanut butter... which worked out well b/c it wasn't peanut butter-y enough for me initially. Next time, I'll cut back on the chicken stock for sure. I also may add some scallions. I think that would be a nice touch. And red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper at the end to give it a little punch. I don't even like spicy foods, but this could have used just a bit of a kick. But it was easy enough and tasty. I'd give it another try for sure. Everyone else seemed to like it as well.
This was really good and simple, although it contained quite a few ingredients and was kind of messy. I would definitely make it again though. I served it with white rice and some grilled pineapple!
This is delicious! My 3 yr old daughter is extremely picky; this is a great, easy recipe to make at home that she eats, which is hard to find! We left out curry powder just because we didn't have any, but still delicious. Awesome recipe- try it!
My family enjoyed this very much which does not happen often. I did not put the chicken on skewers, I marinated the chicken and put it in the oven in the marinade as other reviewers did. I also added broccoli and shredded carrot and served with whole grain rice. Thanks for the recipe I will be using this again!
Made this for a ladies get-together and everyone loved it, except one gal who doesn't care for curry. I even made extra to leave at home for hubby and kids who went crazy for it...thanks for a great recipe that is easy and so authentic tasting!!
Excellent the way it is! Just like a restaurant dinner! I added ginger to the marinade and grilled 3 pounds of chicken. Still enough marinade no need to double the recipe. Served with jasmine rice and sauteed onion,red pepper and zucchini.
My 14 yr old said, "This is REALLY good! Restaurant quality!" I agree. So tasty! The only change I made was adding some cilantro at the end.
love this recipe .. however i used the dipping sauce as a glaze for the chicken 10 minutes before it's done .. i slather the sauce over the chicken. i also crush up some peanuts and sprinkle in over the chicken for some extra nutty flavor. hubby loves it .. thanks for posting !!
Excellent! We had a friend over and I made this for dinner. It's incredibly easy to make and tastes just like the satay at the expensive Asian restaurant my husband and I like to visit in Cleveland! This is the only recipe for satay I will ever use! I served it with rice and broccoli.
Great flavor and the dipping sauce was great for dipping and also made a wonderful salad dressing for lunch the next day!
I had really high hopes for this based on other reviews but this turned out just ok for us. The chicken was kind of bland and the peanut sauce was average. Will not make again. The peanut sauce from one of the Thai salads on this site is so much better.
This was really delicious. I made it into a chicken and rice sort of curry instead of using skewers (didn't have them) and the peanut sauce was excellent. I remember reading somewhere that you can't make good peanut sauce with peanut butter... well, I disagree because this one tasted really good! Thanks! :D
Pretty good--the chicken was great with rice, but the sauce has too much peanut butter taste--more peanut butter sauce than peanut sauce if that makes sense. Overall, it was tasty and very easy to make. Be sure to oil the skewers so the chicken doesn't stick. I think kids would like the sauce as is.
We loved this recipe! So tasty. I did marinate the chicken overnight.