Satay Chicken Skewers Recipe with a Peanut Dipping Sauce
Served together on a tray with a vat of this peanut dipping sauce in the middle, and this chicken satay can be the recipe for a stampede. Seriously.
There's a reason why this recipe is the first on my list here: it's my favorite, and the one I'll usually opt for when I want a tasty and impressive chicken satay. With both a marinade AND a dipping sauce, it packs as much flavor into a simple appetizer as possible.
While a little more work than some of the other recipes on this page, it's still simple-- and totally worth it.
- 1 lb. of Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, 1/2" strips
- 2 tsp. fresh ginger root, minced or grated
- 2 tbsp. Thai fish sauce
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- Peanut Sauce:
- 4 minced shallots
- 2 tsp. peanut oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced or grated
- 1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Thai fish sauce
- 1 3/4 C. coconut milk
- 1/2 C. peanut butter, crunchy style
- 2 small Thai chilies, seeded and finely chopped
Directions: 1. Take the chicken and toss it with ginger, garlic, and fish sauce in a bowl until meat is coated. Cover for one hour in the refrigerator to marinate.
2. Next, prepare the sauce. Over medium heat, heat the peanut oil in a skillet. Stir in garlic, shallots, chilies, and ginger. Cook for about 7 minutes and keep stirring until the shallots start turning golden brown.
3. Turn heat down to low and stir in coconut milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, and fish sauce until thoroughly blended. Simmer for about 10 minutes then remove from heat and keep it warm.
4. Take an outdoor grill and preheat on medium heat and lightly grease the grate.
5. Take chicken out of refrigerator and thread the chicken onto 12 bamboo skewers (it's a good idea to soak them first if using a flame grill).
6. Grill the chicken until it is no longer pink in the center for, about 3 minutes on one side. Then, turn on the other side and cook for another 3 minutes.
7. Take the warm peanut sauce and either dip or pour over each skewer
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