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Chicken Satay with Homemade Peanut Sauce

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 36 m servings 619 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (12 skewers)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Thread chicken onto skewers.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 619 calories; 47.7 g fat; 23.3 g carbohydrates; 31.1 g protein; 70 mg cholesterol; 1076 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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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.

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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...

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...

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!

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 comm...

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 ...

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 g...

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 ch...

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 ...

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 af...