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 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
46 mins
Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce! Our best Thai satay with peanut dipping sauce recipe is so easy to make.
Servings: 4
Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving (5 oz)
Calories 690 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 2458mg 102%
Potassium 1122mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 16g
Protein 47g 94%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 7.7%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 20.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


For the Chicken Satay:
For the Peanut Dipping Sauce:


  1. 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.
  2. Soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the grill to direct medium heat. Weave each tender onto a skewer and lay on a foil-covered cookie sheet.
  4. Grill the Thai chicken satay for 3 minutes per side.
  5. Meanwhile, puree all the ingredients for the peanut sauce in the blender and set aside.
  6. Serve the chicken satay skewers over jasmine rice with spicy peanut sauce for dipping.

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9 comments on “Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

  1. Marielleposted November 7, 2017 at 2:44 pm Reply

    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. Emily @ Life on Foodposted July 27, 2016 at 8:21 am Reply

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

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