Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce 1

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is a favorite at Asian restaurants. It is one of my favorites at the Thai restaurant near me.

Thai food is fun and easy to make at home and there is something really satisfying about making it yourself. Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is a great summery Thai dish. I love grilling and this is easily made on the grill. Try this great Thai dish at home when you are in the mood for a fun twist on summer grilling!


For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 3/4 cup of  Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp. Red Curry Paste
  • 2 tbsp. Fish Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8-12 wooden skewers

For the Spicy Peanut Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup, salted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp. Red Curry Paste
  • 1 tbsp. Fish Sauce
  • 2 Thai chiles, sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger


  • Make the chicken marinade:  Whisk together 3/4 cup of coconut milk, 2 tbsp. of red curry paste, 2 tbsp. fish sauce, 2 tbsp. lime juice in a medium sized bowl.
  • Cut the chicken lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces and add to the marinade.
  • Thread a skewer into a single piece of chicken lengthwise and transfer it to a baking sheet.  Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Transfer them onto a dish and pour marinade over the chicken and make sure they are all coated evenly.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. Meanwhile, make the peanut sauce.
  • Combine all of the peanut sauce ingredients (except for the optional garnish) in a food processor or blender.  Blend on high until smooth.  Place in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Chilling it will thicken it and it will be a great texture when it is ready to serve.
  • When ready to eat, light the grill to medium-high heat.  Place the skewers on the grill, close the cover, and cook until grill marks appear on the bottom, about 3 to 4 minutes. Then, flip the chicken, close the grill, and cook until grill marks appear on the second side and the chicken is cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes more.
  • Transfer the skewers to a clean serving platter and serve with the cooled peanut sauce for dipping.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and sliced cucumber.
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