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Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Grilling doesn’t have to be the same-old same-old all the time. Our Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce are a lovely departure from boring hotdogs and hamburgers.

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
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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.

Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

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.

Thai Chicken Satay

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 Chicken Satay with Peanut 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.

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is truly one of my favorite dishes. I always hope there will be a little peanut sauce leftover to eat with veggies the next day!

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
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Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce! Our best Thai satay with peanut dipping sauce recipe is so easy to make.
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Chicken Satay:

For the Peanut Dipping Sauce:

Instructions

  • 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 chicken 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 5oz, Calories: 690kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 47g, Fat: 46g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 2458mg, Potassium: 1122mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 1%, Vitamin C: 7.7%, Calcium: 7.7%, Iron: 20.3%
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Author: Sommer Collier

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9 comments on “Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce”

  1. I use this recipe all the time, I forgot to comment- i think maybe the soy sauce proportion is off in the peanut sauce recipe? Cuz it’s very salty if you put 1/4 cup in there, even with low sodium soy sauce. I instead just add it to taste, but I wondered if that was in fact a typo or not.

  2. Plus food on sticks is always a good hit with my kids. This chicken satay would be a winner.

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