Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe

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Camila Published: January 28, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Marinated in coconut milk, this grilled chicken satay makes an amazing appetizer. It’s a Southeast Asian skewer served with peanut sauce and lime wedges.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 40 minutes



  • ½cuplight coconut milk
  • 1tbspAsian fish sauce
  • 2tspred curry paste
  • 1tspbrown sugar
  • 1tbspchopped cilantro
  • ½tspground turmeric
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • lbschicken cutlets,thin sliced, boneless, skinless
  • 16large bamboo skewers,soaked in cold water
  • lime wedges,for garnish
  • 1tbspchopped cilantro,for garnish
  • 1tbspchopped peanuts,for garnish, optional

For the Peanut Sauce:

  • cuplow sodium chicken broth
  • 2tbspBetter’n peanut butter
  • 1tbspreduced sodium soy sauce,Tamari for gluten-free
  • 2tsphoney
  • 1tspSriracha chili sauce
  • 1tspfreshly grated ginger
  • 1clovegarlic,small, minced


  1. In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients except for the chicken.

  2. Slice the chicken into long, thin strips, about 3 inches long by 1 inch wide, and add to the marinade. Turn chicken to coat, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or longer.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare the peanut sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk well.

  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for about 5 minutes until smooth, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

  5. Prepare grill to high heat and thread marinated chicken onto soaked bamboo skewers. Place on the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

  6. Serve with lime wedges and peanut sauce and garnish with cilantro and peanuts.


  • Calories: 359.06kcal
  • Fat: 20.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.23g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.58g
  • Fiber: 1.36g
  • Sugar: 5.66g
  • Protein: 33.29g
  • Cholesterol: 90.96mg
  • Sodium: 617.76mg
  • Calcium: 37.16mg
  • Potassium: 467.57mg
  • Iron: 1.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 38.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.47mg
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