Chicken Satay Recipe With Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Chicken satay is a really mouthwatering dish and most people love it. The sweet peanut sauce goes very nicely with the cooked chicken and, although chicken satay recipes vary, this is the traditional chicken satay recipe. The lime adds a bit of sharpness to the satay sauce recipe, which contrasts with the sugar to give it a nice, round flavor. If you are cooking outside, you can grill the chicken satay skewers so you do not have to be stuck in the kitchen, missing the fun outdoors. Alternatively, you can broil them.

Authentic Chicken Satay Recipe

Almost everyone loves chicken satay with peanut sauce. You can buy chicken satay, also spelt chicken sate, from the store but making your own is really easy and obviously tastes better too. The chicken skewers are best served warm and you can serve the sauce warm or chilled. Because you are using chicken breast, which is naturally low in fat, you should be careful not to cook it too long. Overcooked chicken tastes really dry. As soon as it is white inside, it is done.
This chicken satay recipe is always popular at parties, buffets and sit down dinners too and this is one of the easiest chicken stay recipes you will find, and one of the best tasting as well.

Chicken Satay Ingredients

  1. 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  3. 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  4. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  5. 1 clove garlic, crushed
  6. 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Authentic Satay Sauce

  1. 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  2. 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  3. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons lime juice
  5. 1 clove garlic, crushed
  6. 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  7. 1 lime, quartered


  1. Cut the chicken breast into 8 strips and put them in a big Ziploc bag.
  2. Combine all the other ingredients except the satay sauce ingredients, and then add them to the chicken in the Ziploc bag.
  3. Let the chicken marinate for an hour. Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the broiler or grill, coating the cooking surface with non-stick spray.
  5. Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, and garlic, adding a little water or milk if it is too thick.
  6. Thread the marinated chicken on to the skewers and sprinkle the sesame seeds over them.
  7. Broil or grill the chicken for about 10 minutes, turning it over once.
  8. Give each person 2 chicken satay skewers and a lime quarter.

(Serves 4)

Best Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

easy chicken satay with peanut sauce
You can tell just by looking at this grilled chicken satay photo how sweet, sticky, and juicy the chicken satay skewers are and how delicious the dipping sauce is. The lime quarters are optional. Not everyone likes the sharp flavor of lime with their chicken satay recipe but it does give a nice contrast with the sweet sauce. This is an attractive looking easy party appetizer recipe and it is so simple to make. Chicken satay recipes are easy to make in bulk if you have a lot of guests. Just double or triple the ingredients and grill the chicken in batches if need be.