Chicken Satay with Homemade Peanut Sauce


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!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
26 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 36 mins
12 skewers


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2 inch strips

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil

  • 4 shallots, minced

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 2 small red chile peppers, seeded and minced

  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter

  • 1 ¾ cups coconut milk

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fish sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice

  • 12 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 1 hour


  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
48g Fat
23g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 619
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1076mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 890mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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