Chicken Satay Skewers

Asian food is one of our favourites. An increasingly popular cuisine for dining out, it is far more rarely attempted in our own kitchens. However, Asian food can be extremely simple to recreate with every ounce of deliciousness if you have the right recipe and the right ingredients!

One of our favourite Asian starts/side-dishes is delicious Chicken Satay – and this recipe for chicken satay skewers is almost better than any you could get in a restaurant! The sweet and spicy peanut sauce is to die for. Serve as starter, side dish or with sticky rice for a delicious main course.



  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tsp peanut butter


  • 4 chicken breasts cut into long strips


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried chillies or 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (add a little more if you like it spicy)
  • 100g peanut butter
  • 75ml coconut milk
  • 75ml water
  • 1 tsp soft brown sugar
  • 8 bamboo or wooden skewers


Step 1 – Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade in a big bowl

Step 2 – How you’d like your chicken is up to you, you can cut it into chunks or long thin strips. Our preferred method is to flatten the chicken, cover it with cling film and flatten it with a rolling pin. Cut each breast lengthways into 4 or 5 strips

Step 3 – Leave the chicken to soak in the marinade for between 15 and 30 minutes. The longer you leave it to marinade the longer the flavour has to absorb

Step 4 – Soak the skewers in cold water for 20 minutes before cooking to avoid charring or burning

Step 5 – While your skewers are soaking heat the vegetable oil in a pain and saute the onion and chillies (if you’ve opted for the chillies) until browned and cooked

Step 6 – Add the rest of the ingredients (including sweet chilli sauce if you’re choosing this option)

Step 7 – Bring to the boil whilst continuously stirring, then cook for 2 minutes until thickened

Step 8 – Pre-heat the grill

Step 9 – Thread the chicken strips onto the skewers and grill for about 4 minutes each side, turning occasionally to ensure the chicken is cooked thoroughly Step 10 – Serve with some delicious dipping sauce!

Source: Linda-Rd

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