Today I am sharing with you the yummiest chicken satay with a delicious spicy peanut sauce. Seriously you guys, it is sooo good and it’s actually really easy to whip together!
This recipe is filled with yummy peanut flavour brightened up with the fresh lime and a bit of a kick with the sambal oelek. It’s the perfect balance of all the flavours you expect, easy enough to whip together any night of the week.
What I love most about this recipe is that you use the same base for both the marinade and the peanut sauce. I mean seriously, who doesn’t love making 1 thing and ending up with 2!
This chicken is perfect the perfect base to so many different meals. It’s awesome served on its own, as a fun party appetizer, or, if you want to get creative use it as a great addition to a buddha bowl. Imagine drizzling some of that delicious sauce over chicken, rice and pickled veggies or even using this in a yummy Thai lettuce wraps.
So it doesn’t matter how you use this chicken the important thing is that you make it right away!!!
prep time 20 minutes + 2 hours to marinade
cook time 15 minutes
total time 35 minutes
3 tbsp soya sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp sambal oelek
1 tbsp lime juice + 1/2 a lime
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp coriander
1/3 tsp ginger
1/3 tsp garlic powder
1/3 tsp turmeric
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 lbs chicken filets or chicken breasts
In a medium bowl combine soya sauce, brown sugar, samba oelek, 1 tbsp lime juice, fish sauce, coriander, ginger, garlic powder and turmeric.
Pour 1/3 of the mixture into a large ziplock bag or plastic container. Set remaining sauce aside.
To the smaller amount of sauce add in olive oil and thinly slice chicken strips. Allow to marinade for a minimum of 2 hours.
To the sauce that has been reserved add in peanut butter and whisk until smooth. Add in the juice of 1/2 a lime as well as 1-2 tbsp of water if needed to thin it out.
Remove chicken from the marinade and place on bamboo skewers. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side or until chicken is fully cooked through and golden brown.