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Easy Chicken Satay Skewers

Marinated Grilled Chicken Satay Skewers recipe! Try this delicacy served with Thai Peanut Sauce right away.

December 17, 2021
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 70 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 85 mins



  1. Cut the boneless chicken either into strips or 1-inch cubes. Make sure every piece is cut evenly. Place the chicken in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, pour coconut milk, add honey, olive oil, turmeric, cumin, red chili flakes, minced garlic, grated ginger, salt, black pepper, soy sauce, lemon juice, and curry powder. Mix well until everything is well incorporated.
  3. Pour this marinade mixture into the chicken meat and mix well either with a wooden spoon or with your hands.
  4. Cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours so that the chicken can soak up the flavors.
  5. Also, soak the bamboo skewers for 30 minutes in water.
  6. Once the marinating time is over, discard the liquid and thread the marinated chicken pieces into the skewers by keeping them closely tied. Place the skewers on a plate. Repeat the process until you have used up all the chicken.
  7. Heat the grill pan and brush it lightly with olive oil.
  8. Place the skewers on the grill pan and let them cook at medium-high heat for about 15 minutes. Flip the skewers every 5 minutes to ensure equal cooking.
  9. Once the chicken is done, take the skewers off the heat and serve with rice and your favorite sauce on the side. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chicken Satay Skewers
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.7 g53.5%
Protein 41.6 g83.2%
Cholesterol 191 mg63.7%
Cholesterol 191 mg63.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • When cutting the chicken meat into pieces, cut them evenly.
  • If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using them.
  • When threading the chicken, keep them close to each other and don't keep space between the pieces. This way, the chicken won't burn.
  • Discard the liquid from the marinade and place the uncooked skewers on a rack to get rid of additional marinade drippings.
  • Don't cook the chicken at high heat, or it will burn from the outside and will stay uncooked in the middle. Cook it at medium heat. This way, the chicken will remain tender and juicy and won't dry out.
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Chicken Satay, one of the flavors of Asian cuisine, is the national dish of Indonesia. Marinated chicken meat is made by cooking on the grill or on the stove. Depending on the region, different types of meat, marinades and seasonings may be used.

Try this recipe to prepare the most delicious Chicken Satay Skewers at barbecue parties. Enjoy your meal.

What Is Chicken Satay?

Chicken satay is a dish of chicken meat that is marinated and grilled on skewers. Chicken satay is a popular Southeast Asian dish usually served with a sauce, particularly a peanut sauce. The origin of satay is rooted in Indonesian lands as a part of Javanese cuisine. However, the dish is equally popular in other Asian countries, and you can find versions of Malaysian or Thai chicken satay. Although chicken satay is super tasteful and very popular, you can also find pork satay, beef, fish, lamb, or even tofu satay.

Which Is The Best For Satay: Chicken Breast Or Thigh Meat?

Most people wonder which meat cut is best for satay. Although some like to use chicken breasts, I prefer using chicken thigh meat. That's because it offers more flavor than the breast part. Moreover, chicken thigh meat has the right amount of fat that keeps the meat moist and flavorful. Plus, the meat doesn't end up chewy and cooks a bit faster as well.

How to Make Thai Peanut Sauce?

Making Thai peanut sauce is super easy. Although you will find several recipes, some will cook the ingredients; this recipe is super quick and requires no cooking. Here is everything you will need to make Thai peanut sauce:


  • 4 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, freshly minced
  • 1 ¾ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes


Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Serve or store for later use.

Note: If you like bits of peanut in your sauce, use chunky peanut butter.

What to Serve with Chicken Satay Skewers?

Chicken satay works really well for appetizers, snacks, or side dishes. So you can serve them with several dishes. Here are a few ideas:

Sauces: From traditional Thai peanut sauce to tamarind chutney, you can serve chicken satay skewers with several sauces. You can also try yogurt and mint chutney or plain soy sauce.

Salads: Serving chicken satay skewers on a bed of fresh garden or green salad is just perfect. The crunch of fresh vegetables, rich vinaigrette, and delicious grilled chicken satay is a wonderful combination.

Vegetables: Grilled chicken and sautéed herb vegetables make a delicious combination. The same goes for chicken satay skewers. You can enjoy them with your favorite sauce and roasted or sautéed vegetables. It is indeed a complete meal.

Rice: You can enjoy chicken satay skewers as a part of a complete and wholesome meal as well. Serve it with your favorite rice dish, and enjoy!

Noodles: Serve it with stir fry noodles, and I bet you will love the combination.

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How to Store Chicken Satay?

Marinate the chicken, and place it in a freezer-safe plastic bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Before cooking, take it out of the freezer, thaw it and cook.

You can store the leftover chicken satay by taking it off the skewer and storing it in an airtight container. Place the container in the refrigerator, and the satay will last for up to 3 days. Furthermore, you can also freeze the leftover chicken satay. You can take the satay off the skewers once it is cool and store it in a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Reheat the refrigerated satay in either microwave or an oven. You can reheat frozen satay once they reach room temperature.

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