Indonesian Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce (Satay Ayam)


I'm Indonesian but I live in Spain. I'd like to share my recipe for satay ayam with you. It has helped me a lot to overcome my homesickness. I hope this dish will be one of your favorite Asian dishes. You will not be able to resist the sweet and salty taste of the peanut sauce!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 pound chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed oil

  • 24 wooden skewers

Peanut Sauce:

  • 1 cup water

  • 5 tablespoons peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Combine chicken thighs, 3/4 teaspoon salt, white pepper, and sunflower seed oil in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

  2. Soak wooden skewers in water to prevent burning during cooking.

  3. Bring water, peanut butter, kecap manis, brown sugar, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a small saucepan; stir to combine. Remove from heat and add lime juice; transfer peanut sauce into a bowl.

  4. Thread marinated chicken onto skewers; brush 2 tablespoons of peanut sauce over chicken skewers.

  5. Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange chicken skewers in batches on the grill pan and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Serve skewers with remaining peanut sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
22g Fat
9g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1339mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 341mg 7%

* 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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