Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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! :- }

  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!

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

  9. I always order mine from Thai restaurantnear me and love it. Now , i going to make it by myself . Thanks :)


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