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Chicken Satay with Malaysian Peanut Sauce

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This Chicken Satay with Malaysian Peanut Sauce is an easy to make meal, appetizer, or game food! It’s absolutely delicious with a creamy peanut sauce, and it’s a treat you’ll love!

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Why I Love Chicken Satay

Our son learned early in life to love chicken satay. One of my dear Malaysian friends, also a neighbor, would make satay often, especially on summer block party days.

I was rarely standing beside the grill so when she told me how much he loved them, we began making them at home too.

Although I don’t have her recipe, these are tasty, easy, and often on my weekly menu, especially during football season.

An overnight marinade delivers perfect results, but even an hour or more in the marinade is great.

Ingredients for Chicken Satay

You will find ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here is a quick view of what you need to make this delicious food.

  • Chicken tenders
  • skewers

Marinade

  • Toasted coriander seeds (or ground coriander)
  • Garlic cloves
  • Sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Seasoning: chili powder, sugar, salt, and turmeric

Satay Peanut Sauce

  • Crunchy peanut butter
  • Tamarind sauce or reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Grated fresh ginger or ground ginger
  • Garlic
  • Crushed red pepper flakes

How to Make Chicken Satay

Although this dish is quick to make, it’s important to allow time for marinating for the best flavor and texture. So give yourself at least 24 hours!

Step 1: Marinate the chicken

Chicken: Add marinade ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Pour marinade into a zip-top plastic bag and add chicken tenders. Seal and place the chicken in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.

Step 2: Grill Chicken

Thread marinated chicken tenders onto skewers. Grill the chicken, turning frequently to prevent burning, 8-10 minutes total. The chicken should be slightly charred on the outside.

Step 3: Whisk together the peanut sauce

Satay Peanut Sauce: Whisk together peanut sauce ingredients in a small saucepan; heat until warm. Serve with Chicken Satay.

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Simple Chicken Satay with Malaysian Peanut Sauce

A Simple Chicken Satay with Malaysian Peanut Sauce is an easy meal, appetizer, or game-food! A bit of time marinading, a hot grill (inside or out), and a delicious, easy to whip up peanut sauce is such a treat!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 lb package of chicken tenders
  • skewers

Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon toasted coriander seeds or 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 green onions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Satay Peanut Sauce

  • 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup tamarind sauce or reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger or ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes plus more for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Chicken: Add marinade ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Pour marinade into a zip-top plastic bag and add chicken tenders. Seal and place the chicken in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
  • Thread marinated chicken tenders onto skewers. Grill the chicken, turning frequently to prevent burning, 8-10 minutes total. The chicken should be slightly charred on the outside.
  • Satay Peanut Sauce: Whisk together peanut sauce ingredients in a small saucepan; heat until warm. Serve with Chicken Satay.

Notes

The marinade is super important to this dish. When I have the time, I like to let the chicken marinade for about 10 hours before grilling.

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Malaysian
Keyword: chicken satay

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