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Chicken Satay recipe

Chicken Satay Recipe

Serving the chicken satay is also easy because the side dishes are just fresh cucumbers and onions cut into small pieces. The sauce for the satay is a typical Southeast Asian peanut sauce that you can easily find at the Asian section of any large grocery store chain.
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Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 263 kcal


  • 1 kilogram Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thigh and Leg Meat
  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 units Lemongrass (white parts only)
  • 2 cloves Peeled Garlic
  • 6 units Peeled Small Shallots or Pearl Onion
  • 2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ½ tablespoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar or Honey
  • 10-15 units Bamboo Skewers (soaked in cold water for two hours)
  • 1 unit Cucumber and Onion (cut into small pieces)
  • ¼ cup Oil (for basting)


  • Firstly, in cold water, soak the bamboo skewers for two hours.
  • Cut the chicken meat into small cubes and set aside.
  • Blend the lemongrass, peeled garlic, and peeled small shallots in a food processor. Add in the turmeric powder, coriander powder, chili powder, salt, and sugar. Continue blending until the marinade is well combined. If the mixture hasn’t turned into a paste-like consistency, add some water.
  • Combine and thoroughly mix the chicken and marinade. Make sure all pieces of chicken are well coated with the marinade. Marinate the chicken for at least 6 hours in the fridge or you can leave the chicken to marinate overnight for the best flavour.
  • When you are ready to grill, thread 3-4 pieces of the chicken meat onto one bamboo skewer, continue until you have threaded all the pieces of chicken meat.
  • Prepare the grill. You can also cook the chicken satay on the stove with a grill pan. Grill the chicken satay skewers for 2-3 minutes on one side. Flip the skewers can cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Grill until the meat is fully cooked and the surface is nicely charred on both sides. Occasionally baste and brush the meat with some oil while grilling to prevent the chicken from sticking to the grill.
  • Serve hot with a bowl of peanut sauce and some pieces of fresh cucumber and onions.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 727mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g
Keyword Chicken Recipe, Chicken Satay
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