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Chicken Satay Recipe

Recipe Overview

Chicken Satay is a very popular appetiser in Asia. Chicken pieces are marinated in spices, skewered and served with a sauce- peanut sauce being a favourite. This recipe is a healthier variation compared to the traditional, substituting the sugar out.

Recipe Ingredients

Serves: 10 chicken skewers

Preparation: 4-5 hours

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Satay Chicken:

  • 600g chicken thighs - deboned, cut into cubes
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 chilli, chopped
  • 4-5 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or sesame oil)
  • 1-2 tsp honey (or 2 tsp brown sugar)
  • wooden skewers

Satay Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • half small onion, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 150g peanut butter (100% peanut, no added sugar)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 200 ml coconut milk (half can)
  • soy sauce as needed



  • Blend together your garlic, chilli, soy sauce, coconut oil, honey and pour into a flat bottomed dish.
  • Mix in chicken cubes and toss it around in the sauce.
  • Cover with clingfilm, and pop into the fridge until you’re ready for it.

Satay Sauce:

  • Heat the coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add in your onion, chilli and garlic.
  • Turn the heat down a little.
  • Add your peanut butter and honey. Stir quickly and don’t let the bottom burn.
  • Once it all starts to come together, quickly and carefully transfer it to a blender/processor.
  • Add the coconut milk and blend.
  • If it’s too thick, you can loosen the mixture with a little more coconut milk.
  • Pour into a dish/pot/jar, and pop to one side.


  • When your chicken is ready to roll, thread it onto your skewers.
  • Place onto a rack over a baking tray.
  • Turn the grill (broiler) on to a medium-high setting.
  • Grill the chicken for about 10mins, until nice and browned. Take it out.
  • Turn them over, and cook for another 10.
  • Serve warm with peanut sauce!


Source: Hungry For Goodies