This simply marinated chicken tastes just delicious, especially when paired with this spicy peanut sauce for dipping or basting. Fish sauce STINKS, do not let this stop you, the end result is a beautiful flavor!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Toss chicken, garlic, ginger, and 1 tablespoon fish sauce in a bowl until the chicken is coated in the marinade. Cover, and marinate for 1 hour.

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  • While the chicken is marinating, heat the peanut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in shallots, garlic, ginger, and chile peppers. Cook and stir until the shallot begins to turn golden brown, about 7 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and stir in peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce, and lime juice until blended. Simmer very gently for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and keep warm.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Thread chicken onto skewers.

  • Grill chicken skewers on preheated grill until no longer pink in the center, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with warm peanut sauce.

Nutrition Facts

619 calories; 47.7 g total fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 1076 mg sodium. 23.3 g carbohydrates; 31.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
The chicken was fantastic! I made this chicken but used the peanut sauce recipe from 'peanut sauce II' I don't have a grill so I skipped the skewer and grill bit and just fried the chicken in a frying pan then served the chicken and sauce over rice. I had a guest over for dinner and he kept commenting on how good it was! I'll definately be making this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2012
The flavor was great but we didn't like the chunky texture of the sauce. Next time I'll swap out the shallots for a bit of onion powder and will use smooth PB. Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
The chicken was fantastic! I made this chicken but used the peanut sauce recipe from 'peanut sauce II' I don't have a grill so I skipped the skewer and grill bit and just fried the chicken in a frying pan then served the chicken and sauce over rice. I had a guest over for dinner and he kept commenting on how good it was! I'll definately be making this again! Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
The chicken was fantastic! I made this chicken but used the peanut sauce recipe from 'peanut sauce II' I don't have a grill so I skipped the skewer and grill bit and just fried the chicken in a frying pan then served the chicken and sauce over rice. I had a guest over for dinner and he kept commenting on how good it was! I'll definately be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
I'd give 4.5 if I could. The chicken was very tender and the peanut sauce was OK... I think I'd sweeten it up a bit and add less soy sauce and more chiles next time but that is just a matter of personal taste. What I hate about EVERY peanut sauce recipe I try is the reliance on peanut butter!!! The sauces you get in really good thai restaurants don't have that same waxy/silky texture that the peanut butter produces but I simply cannot find a peanut sauce recipe without it!! Maybe time to create my own (and then post it!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2007
YUM! This was great. It made a lot of sauce but it was good. My sister in law is from Thailand and this was very similar to her chicken satay. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
Used Oyster Sauce instead of fish sauce for marinade.cooked chicken on stovetop Chicken came out awesome. Made peanut II sauce instead as suggested by another came out great an had more common ingredients. Thanks for recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2010
Like everyone has said this recipe makes tons of sauce. My solution? Make a full meal out of this by cooking up some rice noodles and green peas putting the chicken on top and spooning the sauce over it all. May not be the most "authentic" but it tastes delicious and means I don't need a separate vegetable dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2009
Loved this dish. A few adjustments: broiled instead of grilled the chicken and used dried chili pepper flakes instead of fresh (what I had on hand). Made a lot of sauce but the sauce tastes so good that isn't a problem. I think the sauce would also be great tossed with rice noodles. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2008
What a lovely recipe! I last had chicken satay with peanut sauce 3 or 4 years ago and have been hankering to try it out for ever so long! There is definitely too much sauce for this amount of chicken I suggest making only 1/3. (I'll be freezing the left over though; it just too good to throw away!) I also suggest tasting your sauce and adding whichever ingredient you feel is lacking. Finally I processed my onions to get that 'minced' requirement and it worked like a bomb! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2008
The only thing I added was 2 tsp of curry powder to the sauce to give it just a bit more depth and a 3 inch piece of lemongrass (took out the lemongrass after cooking sauce for 10 min) I was afraid to add the fish sauce but very glad I did. It does make a difference! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
This recipe is fantastic! I just made a few modifications to the chicken based on reviews and from looking at other satay recipes. I added about 3/4 tsp each of cumin coriander turmeric and about 1/2 cup of plain yogurt in with the marinade and I upped my chicken to 1.5 lbs of meat. I broiled the chicken strips instead of grilling because my grill-master wasn't home. I made the peanut sauce exactly as written except I used vegetable oil. I served it with rice and used the peanut sauce on my rice as well as dipping the chicken YUM!!!!! I didn't want to stop eating but eventually I had to!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2012
The flavor was great but we didn't like the chunky texture of the sauce. Next time I'll swap out the shallots for a bit of onion powder and will use smooth PB. Read More
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