Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce (Sears Giveaway)

Thai Satay

Grilling doesn’t have to be the same-old same-old all the time. How about pulling steaming hot Thai Satay off the grill this summer and dunking them heartily in Peanut Dipping Sauce?  These chicken satay skewers with spicy peanut sauce are a lovely departure from boring hotdogs and hamburgers.

Have you noticed our outlook on life in different in the summer?

Relaxed, peaceful, less aggressive, not in a hurry, more focused on family and making memories. I like the summertime me.

Although I wish I could stay this harmonious all year long, I think the transformation in attitude is part of what makes summer special.

Grilling is an extension of this tranquil mindset. It’s a no-fuss, take-your-time way of cooking. Grilling makes me feel like I’m on vacation even when I’m standing in my own backyard.

I love dabbling around the deck, with tongs in one hand, beverage in the other, watching the kids kick the soccer ball across the yard. I love rocking under the sun umbrella with my sweet hubby, as a smoky mesquite cloud wafts over our heads, reminding us of the good things to come.

Grilling is happiness.

Peanut Dipping Sauce

One thing I love to do with my grill, is prepare dishes that are an escape from the mundane. Here I’ve made a vibrant Thai satay with peanut dipping sauce. The chicken satay skewers soak in a rich marinade of coconut milk and spices, that develops a bright and earthy skin when grilled.

The spicy peanut sauce is rich and creamy with a pop of heat from the chile-garlic sauce. It’s perfect for dipping Thai satay… and for dipping your fingers. I always hope there will be a little peanut sauce leftover to eat with veggies the next day!

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Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Thai Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Grilled chicken satay skewers with sweet and spicy peanut sauce

Ingredients:

For the chicken satay skewers:
1-1 ½ lbs. chicken tenders
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 Tb. brown sugar
2 Tb. fish sauce
1 Tb. ground coriander
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. salt
Wooden Skewers, soaked

For the Peanut Dipping Sauce:
½ cup peanut butter
1 Tb. fresh minced ginger
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 Tb. honey
¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
3 Tb. rice vinegar
3 Tb. sesame oil
2 cloves garlic
1 Tb. chile-garlic sauce (optional)

Directions:

Combine the coconut milk, brown sugar, fish sauce and spices in a large zip lock bag. Shake and add the chicken tenders. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the grill to direct medium heat. Weave each tender onto a skewer and lay on a foil-covered cookie sheet.

Grill the Thai satay for 3 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, puree all the ingredients for the peanut sauce in the blender and set aside.

Serve the chicken satay skewers over jasmine rice with spicy peanut sauce for dipping.

Sears is offering a $25 Grilling is Happiness Gift Card Giveaway today!

TO ENTER:

1. Leave a comment describing why you love to grill, other than the delicious food.

2. Tweet This: Grilling is Happiness! Win a @Sears Gift Card on @SpicyPerspectiv for Summer Grilling supplies. http://aspicyperspective.com/?p=13966 #SummerwithSears Then leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post.

Legal Statement: No duplicate comments. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected randomly and will be notified by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise an alternate winner will be drawn. This sweepstakes runs from 5/17/12 – 5/24/12.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sears. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.

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