Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chicken Satay With Spicy Peanut Sauce

I have made this satay for years.  I first made it for my husband's graduation party when he received his Master's Degree in engineering.  I was almost seven months pregnant (with Tati the food blogger) and we had over 20 people at the party.  I also served another satay and an ice cream torte both of which I had never made before.  That wasn't very smart of me, but thankfully everything turned out.   

I like to give credit where credit is due, but I simply don't know where I acquired this recipe.  I love the peanut sauce; it is spicy, but not overpowering.  We made this over the weekend and just like my grandma Ida used to say "many hands make light work!"  My husband cut up the chicken, put it on skewers and barbequed it.  My daughter Tati made the peanut sauce.  Me?  I just made the marinade and supervised!

This is my Foodie Friday entry for the party hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum.  You can find more wonderful food at Foodie Friday here: 

I have also linked this recipe to Food on Fridays here:


Marinate 2-3 pounds chicken that has been cut up into 1-inch breast pieces in the following for about one hour.

Marinade Recipe
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 teaspoons minced peeled ginger
3 teaspoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons coriander -- I never use this, but I do garnish with cilantro
3 teaspoons lime juice
1-1/2 teaspoons red chili paste -- you can find this in the Asian section of your grocery store

Soak about 12 bamboo skewers in water for about 1/2 hour.  Pierce 5-6 pieces of chicken on each bamboo skewer.  Grill until browned on each side; this does not take very long. 

The skewers happily cooking on the grill.  My husband grilled the skewers and my heart went "a-flutter" when I saw HIM taking pictures of the chicken skewers!!

Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe

Step 1:
6 tablespoons minced onion
3 teaspoons peanut oil
In a medium saucepan saute the onion with the peanut oil for about 1-2 minutes on medium heat.

Step 2:
3 teaspoons red chile paste
1 cup chicken stock
3 teaspoons soy sauce
3 teaspoons shredded coconut
Add the chile paste, stock, soy sauce, and coconut to the onions and peanut oil and bring to a boil.  Turn down the heat.

Step 3:
9 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
9 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons lime juice
Add the peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk, and lime juice to the sauce pan (with all the other ingredients)  and blend and simmer gently for about 2-3 minutes.  Keep warm.

Serve warm peanut sauce with the chicken skewers.  This recipe will serve about 6-8 people.


Anita Diaz said...

Wow, that looks GREAT!!! I'm the only one in my house who likes peanuts, but maybe they would like this. Making me hungry!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

OOOO, my mouth is watering! That looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. laurie

René said...

Yummy! I'm getting hungry just looking that!

Kathy Walker said...

These look delightful! I can hardly wait to make them. Yum. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy Jane said...

My husband would love this chicken but he never enjoys the peanut sauce. I will have to plan this for company and give him an alternate sauce. Then I can enjoy the peanut sauce without guilt. Sneaky, huh??? Can't wait to give this a try.

Sook said...

Wow the satay looks fabulous! I made a similar recipe not too long ago and the peanut sauce really makes a difference!

Joyce said...

Love satay and copied your recipe to make at a later date. I like your grandmothers saying too!

Unknown said...

These look very good...can't wait to try them. I took a little mini-vacation this week with Hubby, but Crock Pot Wednesday will be back up this coming week. I hope you will join me.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

That is so cool about your husband taking photos of the chicken! The recipe looks absolutely mouth-watering, and the sauce is the crowning touch. Thanks so much for this keeper of a recipe!

The Tablescaper said...

This looks delicious!

- The Tablescaper

MrsJenB said...

Oh wow!! I love spicy peanut sauce - I'll have to try this over chicken, AND noodles sometime as well! I just know my husband will go for this, it gives him an excuse to use that grill (and he's been talking about grilling chicken as well!). I know how you felt about your hubby taking pictures - my heart went all a-flutter the first time mine reminded me to take a picture of something for the blog! :-)

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness, this peanut sauce looks out of this world. And I love the flavors in the marinade. This is so different than my recipe and I can't wait to try your version.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a marvelous cook you are! This looks absolutely delicious! YUM! Wish I had some right now.

I'm sorry I'm so late getting by to visit you, but I've been MIA and am about to be again. Hope to catch up with you again when I return.

Now, I'm off to go forage for food! ;-)