Thai Recipes Chicken – Satay Chicken & Peanut Sauce

Chicken satay is really good and very easy to make despite the many ingredients it requires. You can serve it as an appetizer or as a light meal. Typically it is skewered and grilled but I made these under the broiler, in the oven and forgot about the skewers. Another change I made was use chicken tenderloin strips instead of boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into strips. This recipe requires at least 1 hour of marinating time so plan ahead. You will need to use fish sauce for the marinade and the peanut sauce. You can find fish sauce in the Asian section of your supermarket. Fish sauce smells pungent so don’t worry when you open the bottle. It is fine!

Here is what you are going to need for this:
FOR THE CHICKEN:
1 pound chicken tenderloins
3 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 jalapeno pepper, cut into eight pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients, except for the jalapenos and chicken. Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Place it in a dish and pour the marinade on it.  Arrange the jalapeno peppers on the chicken.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.

Turn the broiler on in your oven. Lightly spray a baking sheet with oil. Place the chicken tenderloins on the pan.

Broil, being very careful not to burn the chicken. Broil for 5 to 6 minutes and flip. Broil for an extra 5 to 6 minutes, until cooked through and remove from oven.

Serve immediately with the peanut sauce.

FOR THE PEANUT SAUCE:
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup hot tea
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger
3 minced garlic cloves
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons peanut oil
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
Salt

In a bowl whisk together the peanut butter with the hot tea to thin it out. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Season with salt if necessary. Serve with the satay chicken. Enjoy!

Print the Satay Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe Here

Other Great Asian Appetizers:
Crab Rangoon
Satay Beef
Coconut Shrimp
Lettuce Wraps

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

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