Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Chicken Satays with Spicy Peanut Sauce

One of my favorite things about Costco is their prices on meat. When the boyfriend and I go to Costco, it's usually to stock up our freezer with an assortment of meat. Then, we spend the next few weeks trying to find recipes that allow us to make use of all the meat we have! This is EXACTLY what happened when I made this recipe.

We had an abundance of chicken in the freezer, and it just so happens that I have an entire cookbook dedicated to chicken recipes. So I pulled it out, and picked the very first recipe I saw.

I have actually seen numerous different recipes for chicken satays with peanut dipping sauce. These little chicken nibblets would be perfect served as hors d'oeuvres at a party or, as the boyfriend and I did, used as an option for a light dinner.

The dipping sauce was delicious and the chicken was very tender and full of flavor. It takes a little effort to make these, but if you have the time, it is definitely worth it!

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Chicken Satays with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Marinating Time: 1hr     Cook Time: 7mins     Yields: approx 32 hors d'oeuvres

1lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
2 Tbsps soy sauce
2 Tbsps lemon juice
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp curry powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 tsp light brown sugar
pinch cayenne
Bamboo skewers (enough for all the chicken), soaked in water for at least 20 minutes

1) In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, oil, garlic, curry powder, 1/2 tsp salt, and a few dashes of pepper. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss well to coat completely.
2) Let the chicken marinate at room temperature for 1 hour (Or marinate in the fridge for 24 hrs)
3) While the chicken is marinating, make your dipping sauce. In a small saucepan, combine remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice with the peanut butter, coconut milk, brown sugar, cayenne, and 1/2 tsp salt.
4) Position your oven rack as close to the broiler as possible and heat the broiler on high. Thread your skewers through the chicken (you can have multiple pieces on one skewer as I have done, or one piece of chicken per skewer if you are serving them at a party). Place your chicken skewers on a wire rack set over a baking sheet.
5) Broil chicken for about 7 minutes, turning once halfway through, until chicken is lightly brown and cooked completely. While the chicken is cooking, heat the sauce over a medium heat.
6) Let the chicken cool slightly, and serve the satays warm with the peanut dipping sauce.

(Recipe adapted from 101 Delicious Chicken Recipes)

1 comment:

  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww. Looking very delicious. Think it would be very tasty. Ummm numm numm.