peanut sauce for dipping!
With all of the summer grilling that I have been doing I could not resist taking the opportunity to update the photos for one of my favourite dishes, chicken satay! Chicken satay (aka chicken sate) is an Indonesian or Southeast Asian dish where chicken is seasoned, skewered, grilled and served with a sauce, often a peanut sauce. I like to marinate the chicken in a combination of coriander, cumin, turmeric, lemongrass, garlic, galangal, lime, chilies, fish sauce, and palm sugar with the turmeric giving it that gorgeous yellow colour. Other than being so quick and easy to make, not to mention being tasty, another reason that chicken sate is one of my favourites is that it’s served with a peanut sauce for dipping, and peanut sauce has to be one of the most amazing foods ever! This chicken satay is perfect for snacking on, right off of the stick or as part of a meal!
Updated: Aug 16, 2020
Baste the grilled chicken up in peanut sauce!
I like to grill up some pineapple at the same time!
Grilled Chicken Satay
Quick and easy grilled chicken skewers marinated in a tasty satay marinade!
- 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 stalks lemongrass, minced (or 1 teaspoon lemon zest)
- 1 shallot, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced/grated
- 1 tablespoon galangal (or ginger), minced/grated
- 1 lime, zest juice
- 1 bird’s eye chili, minced (or 1 tablespoon sriracha)
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce (or soy sauce)
- 2 tablespoons palm sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Marinate the chicken in the mixture of the remaining ingredients in the fridge for 30 minutes to overnight.
- Skewer the chicken and grill it over medium-high heat, about 2-4 minutes per side.
Option: Use a food processor to mix the marinade!
Option: Serve with peanut dipping sauce!
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