Monday, 23 November 2009

Chicken satay with crunchy peanut sauce

Preparation Time : 1 hour | Cooking Time : 20 minutes

This is a Thai dish which is not very spicy. I've had this a couple of times in restaurants and always wanted to make one myself. It is a very good starter. At home the kids usually enjoy it without the sauce though these both go hand in hand.


Chicken breasts(boneless)-4
Fresh red chillies(chopped)-1
Soy sauce-2tbsp
Thai fish sauce- 2 tsps
Lemon juice-1 tsp
Garlic (crushed)-4 cloves
Ginger (crushed)-1 inch piece
Brown sugar-2 tsps
Salt to taste

For sauce
Peanut butter-3tbsp
Onion (chopped)-1small
Ginger (crushed)-1/2inch piece
Garlic (crushed)-4cloves
Soy sauce-1tbsp
Coconut milk-4tbsp
Lemon juice-1tbsp
Oil- 1tbsp
Salt to taste

First slice each chicken breast horizontally so that you have two thinner slices and then cut each of these into three or four strips lengthways.

Take the chicken strips in a bowl. Add salt, soy sauce, Thai fish sauce, lemon juice and mix. Add garlic, ginger, brown sugar and honey and mix. Let it marinate for an hour preferably in the refrigerator.(The more the better)

Heat oil in a griddle plate. Thread the marinated chicken strips onto satay sticks and place on the griddle plate. Pour some of the excess marinade over the chicken and cook. Turn the satay stick on the griddle to cook the other side.

For the peanut sauce heat oil in a pan, add the onion and saute. Add ginger and garlic to the onion in the pan and continue to saute. Add soy sauce, peanut butter and two tbsp of water. Mix and add coconut milk, lemon juice, salt and honey. Add fresh red chilli and mix. Take the peanut sauce off the heat.
Serve the satay with the sauce immediately.

Note: The sticks have to be immersed in water for about 15mins before cooking. You can also cook this without the satay sticks.


Gulmohar said...

Sounds interesting...Will be a great starter :-)

Vrinda said... hubby is goona lov this recipe..looks perfect

kothiyavunu said...

looks so pretty!!!I have never tried chicken satay at home; now I am curious!Will give a try... Thanks for sharing da :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Wow that looks amazing lata...i just did it yesterday but with paneer,and will post it soon in my blog...will surely try ur version too with chicken,looks too good and mouthwatering...

Roochi said...

amazing, looks like made by a professional chef in the restaurant...


Sarah Naveen said...

i love Satay...this sounds amazing and looks fabulous..
Perfect with that peanut sauce..

Tina said...

Wow my fav ....Adipoli ayitundu.

Swarna said...

looks great .. lovely dish.. pls do visit mine

Ally said...

these are the best starters i have had n restaurants too....!yurs looks totally grab-able!

my kitchen said...

Looks really good.Do visit my blog when u find time

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