Easy Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Originally from Indonesia, but popular today in most Southeast Asian countries. Perfect for parties and barbecues, you can experiment with different dips and sides, such as onions, cucumbers and rice cakes. Satay is usually served on skewers, although you could cook it without, using a grill pan…

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 3 chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • chili peppers (as desired)


  • Debone and cut the chicken thighs into pieces, and place them in a bowl
  • Put in a food processor the ingredients for the marinade: oil, lime juice, onions, ginger, curry powder, chili peppers and half of the garlic, soy sauce and brown sugar (save the other half for the peanut sauce)
  • Mix thoroughly until fully blended and pour it over the chicken
  • Give it a good stirring and let it rest for 1 hour, covered with plastic wrap
  • In the meantime, soak the skewers in cold water for at least 10 minutes and prepare the peanut sauce
  • For the peanut sauce you will need the food processor again and blend well together peanuts, coconut milk and the remainder (half) of the garlic, soy sauce and brown sugar
  • When the meat is ready, thread the pieces onto the skewers and grill them 5 minutes per side
  • Serve smoking hot with your peanut sauce!

Best Served With

Basmati or jasmine rice, shredded onions and cucumbers