Easy Chicken Satay

Save money (and calories) on takeout with this easy peasy homemade version! And that peanut dipping sauce is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing.

Easy Chicken Satay - Save money (and calories) on takeout with this easy peasy homemade version! And that peanut dipping sauce is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing.

Chicken on a stick tastes so much better than chicken not on a stick,right?

I mean, having to eat chicken with a fork and knife or even a fork just doesn’t cut it for me.

A skewer is the way to go.

Always.

And when you get to smother that chicken-on-a-stick in an epic sweet and spicy peanut sauce, you’re golden.

Seriously. Just skip the chicken and head straight for the sauce. You won’t regret it.

Easy Chicken Satay - Save money (and calories) on takeout with this easy peasy homemade version! And that peanut dipping sauce is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing.

Easy Chicken Satay

Save money (and calories) on takeout with this easy peasy homemade version! And that peanut dipping sauce is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, thinly sliced, optional
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts*, cut into 1-inch strips

For the peanut sauce

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

Directions:

  1. To make the peanut sauce, whisk together peanut butter, lime juice, hoisin, Sriracha, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. If the mixture is too thick, add more water as needed until desired consistency is reached; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine coconut milk, garlic, ginger, curry powder, brown sugar and lemon grass, if using. Stir in chicken and marinate for at least 1 hour, turning the bag occasionally.
  3. Drain the chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers.
  4. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Add chicken in a single layer and grill until cooked through, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  5. Serve immediately with peanut sauce.

*Boneless, skinless chicken thighs can be substituted.