I'm Indonesian but I live in Spain. I'd like to share with you my recipe of satay ayam. 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!

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Ingredients

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

Peanut Sauce:

Directions

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

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

  • 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.

  • Thread marinated chicken onto skewers. Set about 2 tablespoons peanut sauce aside in a small bowl and brush the sauce in the bowl over chicken.

  • Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange chicken skewers in batches on 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 from the saucepan.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; 21.8 g total fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 1339 mg sodium. 8.9 g carbohydrates; 24.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2015
Very good flavor. Sautéed chopped up chicken tenderloins in sesame oil with salt pepper and garlic powder. Added peanut butter lime juice red pepper flakes a little water brown sugar and regular soy sauce. Did it all in one pan...no skewers or anything. Did everything to taste as well. Was very good and simple. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2014
The marinade consists of oil salt & pepper so it s not adding any flavor to the chicken. I found the peanut sauce very diluted/watered down so if I were to make again I d definitely reduce the amount of water. You re pretty much relying on the peanut sauce for the flavor on this recipe. Made it exactly as written tasted and then started adding ingredients to make it work for us. I cut the chicken into 1 pieces and did not sauce the skewers until the chicken was just about cooked. If you brush on the sauce too soon you ll end up with burned skewers waiting for the chicken to cook. I bought a bottle of kecap manis for this recipe (not a staple in my pantry) and for any others who aren t familiar with it just wanted to give you a heads up that plain soy sauce is not a good substitution. Consistency is very thick and it tastes a bit like molasses IMO. The chicken was juicy and with modifications we enjoyed it but as written it would have been a disappointment. Read More
(13)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2015
Very good flavor. Sautéed chopped up chicken tenderloins in sesame oil with salt pepper and garlic powder. Added peanut butter lime juice red pepper flakes a little water brown sugar and regular soy sauce. Did it all in one pan...no skewers or anything. Did everything to taste as well. Was very good and simple. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2014
The marinade consists of oil salt & pepper so it s not adding any flavor to the chicken. I found the peanut sauce very diluted/watered down so if I were to make again I d definitely reduce the amount of water. You re pretty much relying on the peanut sauce for the flavor on this recipe. Made it exactly as written tasted and then started adding ingredients to make it work for us. I cut the chicken into 1 pieces and did not sauce the skewers until the chicken was just about cooked. If you brush on the sauce too soon you ll end up with burned skewers waiting for the chicken to cook. I bought a bottle of kecap manis for this recipe (not a staple in my pantry) and for any others who aren t familiar with it just wanted to give you a heads up that plain soy sauce is not a good substitution. Consistency is very thick and it tastes a bit like molasses IMO. The chicken was juicy and with modifications we enjoyed it but as written it would have been a disappointment. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2015
Very good flavor. Sautéed chopped up chicken tenderloins in sesame oil with salt pepper and garlic powder. Added peanut butter lime juice red pepper flakes a little water brown sugar and regular soy sauce. Did it all in one pan...no skewers or anything. Did everything to taste as well. Was very good and simple. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2013
This is one of the better tasting peanut sauce here! Love it! Adjust the salt and sugar to taste. I doubled the sauce and used just over 1 tbsp of brown sugar. Will be making this again for sure! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2014
Made this for my boyfriend because it was his favorite meal. I wasn't too sure about it since I have never had it. I thought it was good and he loved it!! He grew up in Indonesia so I guess I did good! This is going to be my go to recipe from now on!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2015
My picky family was crazy about this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2014
It's delicious...yummy....enak. I tried and everyone in the family loved it so much. Though I am a vegetarian and so does my daughter I still tasted it to know how yummy it was and yes it was good. delicious. Two thumbs for you. My husband and my boy loved so...so much. Thanks for the recipe. Cheers. Chef69 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2016
Great basis for a recipe (I'm very naughty at following them step by step) however I followed the more tedious steps (marinate chicken glaze chicken with sauce prior to cooking) which made the chicken juicier and cruncher! Hot tip - oven bake 30 mins then grill for 5 each side. ADD FRESH VEGGIES. It was a little too one texture for me so will make it again but will add blanched carrots capsicum and maybe even some cucumber to freshen it up! Also I added an egg - spot on choice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2016
LOVE this recipe with some simple changes. I don't marinade beforehand. I pan fry the chicken on skewers in a little oil. For the satay sauce I omit the salt as the soya sauce is already salty. I add a pinch of red pepper flakes. Fantastic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2017
I only made the peanut sauce portion since I used a family recipe for the satay. My husband's dad was born in Holland and his parents are both Dutch Indonesian this recipe got 5 stars all around! Very authentic! Thank you! Read More