Gingery Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Recipe

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Marilyn Schmidt Modified: March 22, 2022
Gingery Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Recipe

How To Make Gingery Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Enjoy the flavors of Asia with this delicious chicken satay, grilled chicken skewers flavored with a ginger-lemongrass paste, topped with a nutty sauce!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4large shallots
  • 4cloveslarge garlic
  • 2stalkslemongrass
  • 2serrano,or jalapeño chilis
  • 2tbspfresh ginger,minced
  • 1tbspsoy sauce
  • 1tspground coriander
  • 1tspfreshly ground pepper
  • 3tbsplight brown sugar
  • 2tbspAsian fish sauce
  • 2lbchicken,skinless, boneless
  • 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 1cupcoconut milk,unsweetened
  • ½cupsmooth peanut butter
  • 2tbspfresh lime juice
  • 2tbspcilantro,chopped


  1. Light a grill.

  2. In a mini food processor, combine the shallots, garlic, lemongrass, chiles, ginger, soy sauce, coriander, and ground pepper.

  3. Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, and process to a fine paste.

  4. Transfer ½ of the seasoning paste to a large bowl.

  5. Add the chicken and toss to coat.

  6. Thread the chicken strips onto the skewers.

  7. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the oil and let stand for 10 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan.

  9. Add the remaining seasoning paste and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for about 1 minute until fragrant.

  10. Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil, stirring.

  11. Whisk in the peanut butter and the remaining 1 tablespoon each of brown sugar and fish sauce, and bring to a simmer.

  12. Transfer the sauce to a blender, add the lime juice, and puree until smooth.

  13. Transfer to a bowl.

  14. Grill the chicken skewers over a hot fire for about 5 minutes until lightly charred and cooked through.

  15. Transfer the chicken to a platter or bowl and sprinkle with the cilantro.

  16. Serve with the peanut sauce.


  • Calories: 666.14kcal
  • Fat: 49.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.35g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.81g
  • Fiber: 3.27g
  • Sugar: 11.32g
  • Protein: 36.04g
  • Cholesterol: 113.40mg
  • Sodium: 741.49mg
  • Calcium: 77.02mg
  • Potassium: 795.68mg
  • Iron: 4.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 64.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.01mg
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