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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The DeL Sisters says
I just made a recipe like this last week!
Kevin!! Hello again!! Just super. Yes, I have MADE your recipe. And your spicy peanut sauce is super!! good grub!!! 🙂
[email protected] says
can't wait for BBQ season!! I will put this in my collection of recipes to try. I love chicken satay but have never made it myself.
I can't wait to get into the full bbq swing. In Socal, you can always dabble, but summer is when its ON!
Ive been looking for a good peanut sauce and you're recipes are always super wicked awesome so thank you. I'll make it soon. Actually I wonder if it would go well with the the lettuce wraps I made today?
Your satay looks wonderful — this may be silly, but I'm impressed at it's golden color, it looks so authentic! I just posted some peanut noodles the other day — I can never get enough peanut sauce either
I made something similar the other day and they were delicious! I love peanut sauce. I like the idea of adding spices in it.
Nina Timm says
Flavor, flavor, flavor…….you understand it well don't you? Excellent!!!
Beachlover's Kitchen says
wow!my favorite appetizer!! especially the peanut sauce!!
I love satay, I don't think I've ever had a spicy sauce with it though. Next time I definitely will.
I need to try this recipe based on your plating alone. Nice job! looks really, really good! Gotta try the peanut sauce since it has a kick to it. Niiiice job.
i love to order this as an appetizer whenever I eat Thai. Yum!!! I like to pour a lot of peanut sauce on mine.
The satay and the peanut sauce look great! Thank for the Kimchi recipe…it was good and Im looking forward to trying out other kimchi based recipes with them.^^
U have a great blog and teh variety of food that you cook and blog about are simply amazing!
Looks delicious. Satay is one of my top favourites. My family love satays. Can'r wait for summer to be here to make satay.
One of my favourites Kevin. Although don't make it at home much?!?
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Very appetizing and so well-presented! I LOVE Satay!
Peanut sauce addiction? You and I both.
This looks fantastic.
The Short (dis)Order Cook says
For me warm weather means I can use the grill pan in the kitchen without smoking up my apartment because I can open the windows. 😉
I love chicken sate. Peanut sauce is addicitve. I wish I could find a nice surprise like that in my freezer.
Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) says
Amazing, you are able to cook Malaysia famous food i.e Satay, salute you! and Your satay look delicious !
Que tal estas?, este plato es maravilloso, la verdad que aveces dejamos el congelador lleno de cosas olvidadas que cuando nos ponemos a mirar, nos alegran gratamente …., el mío lo tengo abandonado ….
Tengo pendiente varias recetas tuyas, tus ultimas entradas me han parecido maravillosas.
I wish I could shop at the places you shop at JUST to have access to these ingredients!
Wow, your chicken satay looks gorgeous. I made chicken kebab on Sunday and I thought it came out great but yours look better!!! Also, I see that you made Okonomiyaki in the past. I make it all the time. It is one of my favorite Japanese food 🙂
How is it that your wooden skewers aren't all black and burnt like mine end up. And I soak mine in water before hand.
looks delicious! chicken satay is delish!
Bellini Valli says
Sure sounds like my kind of dish Kevin!!
Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says
Great dish! Chicken satay with peanut sauce is one of my favorites. I'm adding your recipe to my must make list!
krissy @ the food addicts says
you got some nice grill marks on your chicken! i need to do something fun like this, instead of making the same boring stuff with chicken. thanks for the inspiration, kevin!
Angie FoodMuse says
Great recipe and photo…makes me want some Thai food tonite! I'll try this someday soon.
Satay is SO delicious! This post has me craving it bad now.
Thank you for the inspiration to cook Thai food. I made this recipe last night and it was so delicious! I posted about it on my blog and gave you a shout out: http://foodjunkiefromtexas.blogspot.com/2010/03/chicken-satay-with-spicy-peanut-dipping.html Come check it out!
Hi Kevin! I tried your recipe on Sunday and everyone, the fam, the neighbors loved it so much. And I will have to make some more today. What a great recipe: Thank you for sharing it!
This was delicious! All my little kids ate up the spicy sauce and had second helpings of chicken!
That looks heavenly!! My tummy is rumbling now, and it's bedtime for me too!;)
Taste USA says
Just made this with Salmon instead of chicken! Went down a treat. Love the chicken version too! Thanks I’ve only had my TMX for a few weeks and already cooked this three times! I usually have sauce left over which i use to jazz up a basic stirfry or steamed veggies another night!!