Every summer, when I host BBQ parties, I would always have satay for my guests.
My favorite is chicken satay.
It’s hard not to fall in love with satay—skewered of marinated meat (chicken or beef) grilled over fire, and then served with a savory peanut dipping sauce.
The combination is just brilliant.
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While I make Malaysian-style satay most of the time, for examples: chicken satay and beef satay, I also love a good Thai chicken sate, which is marinated with coconut milk and fish sauce, two key ingredients in Thai recipes.
Unlike its Malaysian counterpart, Thai sate tastes milder and less complex in taste, pretty good nonetheless.
This is my Thai chicken sate with peanut sauce recipe, adapted from a cookbook.
Try it out and I am sure you (and your guests) would absolutely welcome a skewer or two, or three freshly grilled sate with the creamy peanut sauce.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 100 calories per serving.
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- 2 pounds (1 kg) skinless and boneless chicken breast, sliced 1 inch wide x 4-5 inches length
- 20 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1.5 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2.5 teaspoons sweet soy sauce
- 2.5 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons Masaman curry paste
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon masaman curry paste
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 3 tablespoons tamarind juice
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1.5 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
- Slice the chicken breast across grain with at least 1 inch wide each piece. Mix in the Marinade and make sure all pieces are well coated. Marinate the meat for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Prepare the peanut sauce by adding all the Peanut Sauce ingredients in a 2 quart sauce pan. Mix well and cook on medium heat. Stir the sauce while cooking. Turn off the heat when the sauce is slightly thickened. It takes about 10-15 minutes.
- Take out the marinated chicken from the refrigerator. Insert the wooden skewers through the meat lengthwise. Grill the Sate for 4 minutes on each side or until desired tenderness.
- Serve with Peanut Sauce and some sliced cucumber.
You can find Masaman curry paste in a pack at any Asian Grocery Stores.
Serving Size20 sticks
Amount Per Serving Calories 100Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 29mgSodium 365mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 12g