Chicken Satay Recipe

Chicken satay - grilled chicken skewers marinated with spices and served with peanut sauce. Easiest and BEST chicken satay recipe ever.

Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 275 kcal



  • 4 chicken legs and thighs preferred or 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • Bamboo skewers soaked in cold water for 2 hours
  • 1 cucumber cut into small pieces
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • Oil for basting


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 stalks lemongrass white parts only
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 6 shallots peeled
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Cut the chicken meat into small cubes. Blend the Marinade ingredients in a food processor. Add in a little water if needed. Marinate the chicken pieces for 6 hours or best overnight. Thread a few pieces of the chicken meat onto the bamboo skewers and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side until nicely charred. Baste and brush with some oil while grilling. Serve hot with the fresh cucumber pieces and onions.
  2. For the dipping sauce, please follow my satay peanut sauce recipe.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Satay Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.2g 14%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 697mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 10.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 5.4g
Protein 38.2g 76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.