Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

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I don't know what I liked better, the tender chicken satay or the spicy peanut sauce.  But all I know is together they were dynamite!  My husband kept saying that this could be served at a Thai restaurant as an appetizer.  We actually ate this as a a low carb meal by wrapping the chicken in romaine lettuce and dipping away.  I also served thick slices of cucumber that tasted delicious with the dipping sauce.  I loved the fact that this is a pretty easy dish that really has a wow factor.

Ingredients for Chicken Satay:
1 1/2 pounds of chicken breast sliced (or chicken tenders)
1 cup of low fat plain yogurt
2 cloves of garlic grated
1 Tbs of grated ginger
1 Tbs of curry powder (I used McCormicks)
1/2 Tbs of garam masala
1 tsp of paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:  
Mix all ingredients together and marinate in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
When you are ready to cook the satay, tread them on bamboo skewers.  Remember to soak the skewers in water for 30-45 minutes before you thread the chicken on them so they don't burn.

Get a grill pan hot with about 1 Tbs of canola oil.  Place the skewers down and cook both sides for 3-5 minutes (or until cooked through).




Ingredients to make Spicy Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce:
1 cup of coconut milk
1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter (I used Jiff)
1 Tbs of brown sugar
1 Tbs of soy sauce
1/2 Tbs of fish sauce
1/2 tsp of red chili flakes (or to taste)
roasted crush peanuts for garnish (optional)

Directions:  Heat a saucepan on medium-low heat.  Add all ingredients and stir until everything mixes well and the peanut butter melts.   Allow to cook a few minutes and thicken.  Adjust flavors/seasoning to your palate by adding more soy sauce or fish sauce for a saltier flavor or brown sugar to sweeten it. Serve hot or room temperature.  Enjoy.


 

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11 comments:

  1. I love satay skewers and I love peanut sauce!! I am so gonna make this!

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  2. This looks so delicious, I really want to taste that peanut sauce.

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  3. How funny! I just posted on the spicy peanut sauce recipe asking what you usually serve with it (I imagine fried chicken strips). Thanks for already answering my question!

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  4. Oh, these look perfect! I love chicken satay..and your peanut sauce looks fabulous :)

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  5. Those skewers and the dip are simply my kind of meal, snack...all day long!

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  6. YAY!!!! I am jumping up and down and smiling so big right now because I finally get to comment on one of my most favorite blogs!!!! Thank you for working with your settings, Ramona!!! You know I am one of your biggest fans! And this chicken satay is why! I don't know which I love more, the chicken or the peanut sauce! But wrapping the chicken in lettuce is a great idea...and dipping other veggies in the peanut sauce is perfect! You just made my day today! :- }

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  7. Yay Anne! So glad you can comment. I finally set it so anyone can comment... didn't know it wasn't already set up like that. So glad I did. : ) Yippy!

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  8. That is always one of my fav things to order as an appetizer.Looks great!

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  9. Mmmm...will be making this soon!

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