Chicken Satay with Asian Peanut Sauce

Oh hey, look! Another Asian inspired recipe on my blog. What a surprise!

If you haven’t heard me ramble about how much I love all kinds of Asian food, you can check out my reminiscing and rambling (and recipes) in my Pad Thai and Thai Basil Chicken posts.

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I’ll spare you the rambling today.

Instead, I’ll just tell you about why we love this recipe. My husband loves peanuts and peanut butter. I love Asian food. He has impressed his peanut butter obsession onto our son and I have certainly instilled a budding love for Asian food into him as well.

This recipe combines those two loves. I make Asian food all the time, but needless to say, my husband loves when I make peanut sauce.

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1.5 lbs chicken breast

For the Marinade:

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs curry powder
  • 1.5 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the Peanut Sauce: 

  • 6 tbs low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (or peanut butter of your choice)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, diced 
  • 1.5 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 4 tsp of honey

Cilantro and/or chopped peanuts (optional, for garnish)

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  1. Slice chicken breasts into long, thin strips.
  2. Combine all ingredients for the marinade and marinate chicken for 2-4 hours.
  3. Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to an hour to avoid burning.
  4. Prepare grill, preheating it on high heat.
  5. Meanwhile, pierce chicken with skewers, weaving sticks in and out.
  6. Spray grill with oil spray.
  7. Combine all ingredients for the peanut sauce, stirring until well combined.
  8. Place skewers on grill, allowing to cook for approximately 5 minutes.
  9. Flip skewers over and cook on the other side for about 5 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through and browned nicely.
  10. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro if you so choose, serve it up and enjoy!

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What are your favorite Asian recipes to cook? 

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