Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

These flavourful skewers are perfect for summer barbecues or weeknight meals alike! The creamy peanut sauce is so easy to put together and makes a delicious sauce for dipping!

Summertime is upon us and I couldn’t be happier! We have been spending lots of time outdoors these days, tending to the garden and just soaking up some sun!

The weather is absolutely perfect! The sun is shining and although it is hot, sitting under the umbrella on our patio, it is absolutely perfect. I have been waiting for this weather so long and am so grateful for tees and tanks! Oh and summer cocktails and barbecues!

Oh how I love a good barbecue. Its an easy way to cook (hooray for that!) and there are so many fun ways to marinate and change up our meals! After marinating and preparing our meal, my hubby takes over and does the job of standing over the barbecue and in most cases, dinner is ready in a snap!

Then we dine al fresco! *sigh* A girl can get used to this life! And I hope to take advantage of these days as much as I can. After all, it’s the first day of summer today and there should be plenty of days ahead to enjoy in our yard.

Today I am re-sharing one of my fave barbecue meals. I first shared this on my old blog before making the switch to this website and I the post was in need of some updating. And resharing, because, YUM!

Its no secret to those who know me that I love asian inspired recipes. I always have and I always will.

This Thai Chicken Satay with peanut sauce is a great summer barbecue meal and full of so much delicious flavour. It helps if you like peanuts because this sauce is the best!

Making Thai Chicken Satay

My recipe for these delicious skewers is pretty simple and doesn’t take much time at all! The marinade takes just minutes to make, as does the sauce and the skewers themselves. The only thing I recommend that takes some time is allowing time for the chicken to marinate before cooking. And you don’t even have to do a thing but wait!

To make these skewers, you will need:

  • 1.5 lb chicken thighs, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 thai chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts

The peanut sauce is also simple do. You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar

I’ll spare you the details of how to do it as I’ve outlined it in the recipe card below, but as I said before, the steps are easy and reward is so worth it!

I hope you enjoy these delicious skewers as much as I do!

Bon appetit!

-Cathy

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Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

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These flavourful skewers are perfect for summer barbecues or weeknight meals alike! The creamy peanut sauce is so easy to put together and makes a delicious sauce for dipping!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Appetizers, Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 485 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the skewers

  • 1.5 lb chicken thighs chopped into bite size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes

For the peanut sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar

To serve

  • 1 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1 thai chili pepper seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts

Instructions
 

  • In a large platter or ziplock bag, mix soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and chili flakes. Add chicken and mix to coat evenly. Marinate in fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Soak skewers in water for 15 minutes. Carefully thread chicken onto the skewers. Grill on medium heat until cooked through, turning halfway through cooking.
  • To make sauce, at all ingredients in a saucepan and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • To serve, sprinkle chicken with chopped peanuts, cilantro and chili peppers (if you want to add heat).

Notes

The nutritional information does not include the dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 485kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 29gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 889mgPotassium: 387mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 222IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg
Keyword barbecue, chicken, chicken thighs, cookout, grilled chicken, grilling, peanut butter, summer, thai food
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2 Comments

  1. I wish you printed the nutritional info for your recipes.

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