Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce
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Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce is a great dish to make for the family tonight. This chicken satay recipe is one that you'll be able to follow with such ease that dinner will be on the table before anyone's stomachs have time to rumble. This Indonesian-style dish includes ingredients like curry, lime, coconut milk, and peanut butter making the meal a wonderful break from the norm. Try something new and different with plenty of delicious and bold flavors this week! This traditional recipe is served on skewers and with a dipping sauce on the side.


Preparation Time2 hr

Cooking Time15 min

Difficulty LevelEasy


  • For Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha (use more or less depending on taste)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • For Chicken Skewers
  • 1 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 lime, juiced and zested
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips


  1. In a dish, soak wood skewers for at least 2 hours.

  2. To make peanut sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine.  Add water to thin sauce to desired consistency. Set aside.

  3. Prepare the chicken as follows:  In a large dish, combine coconut milk brown sugar, curry powder, cayenne, lime juice, lime zest and soy sauce.  Whisk to combine well. Add chicken, turning to completely cover. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for at least one hour.  Stir the meat occasionally.

  4. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler to HIGH and prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and baking rack.  Lightly spray rack with cooking spray.

  5. Drain chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers.

  6. Place chicken skewers on baking rack with 1 inch between each.  Broil for 2-3 minutes, turn skewers, broil for an additional 2 minutes.  Turn again if necessary.

  7. Serve immediately with peanut sauce.

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Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share! this more of an appetizer? I've never had Indonesian food before but this just looks and sounds like something I need and should have in my life. Perhaps maybe with yellow rice, skip the skewers and mix directly in with the sauce though. Would that work or is that a little too weird?

I've had this before in Thai restaurants and I've always wanted a recipe for this. They're delicious, and I wondered exactly what ingredients were used in the sauce and on the chicken. I definitely will flag this for future use. It's such a great change from the chicken dishes we usually make, and it's actually a bit simpler than I thought.


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