Marty's Thai Chicken Satay


This is my own take on the classic Thai chicken satay! It's yum!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons tamarind paste

  • 1 stalk lemon grass, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon muscovado sugar

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into strips

  • 20 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 2 teaspoons red Thai curry paste

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  1. Place vegetable oil, soy sauce, tamarind paste, lemon grass, garlic, cumin, coriander, lime juice, muscovado sugar, and chili powder in a blender and process to a smooth paste. In a large bowl, or a large resealable plastic bag, toss chicken strips with marinade. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, peanuts, coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth. Keep warm.

  4. Thread chicken onto skewers. Grill until no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve with peanut sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
21g Fat
8g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 409mg 9%

* 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.