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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

This easy to make Chicken Satay recipe is bursting with Thai-inspired flavors! Perfectly tender and juicy Chicken Satay is served with the best creamy peanut sauce! Makes a great appetizer or dinner anytime!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Keyword Chicken Satay, Chicken Satay Recipe, Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marinating 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 339kcal


  • 2 ½ pounds boneless and skinless chicken breast sliced into 1 ½ inch strips


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ inch ginger root, finely chopped

Peanut Sauce:

  • 8 ounces peanut butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ounces onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk


  • In a large bowl or a large resealable plastic bag combine the marinade ingredients. Add the chicken to the marinade and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 6 hours.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, garlic, onions, red curry paste, fish sauce and coconut milk. Mix gently until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and reserve until needed.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in cold water for 20 to 30 minutes to prevent burning while grilling.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. Thread the chicken onto skewers.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Lightly oil the grill grates or grill pan. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 160-165°F c
  • Remove the chicken skewers from the grill and let them rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Serve with the Peanut Sauce.


  • Chicken breast can dry up quickly when cooked for too long. Keep a close eye on the chicken and use an instant read thermometer for accuracy.
  • The recipe yields 1 cup of peanut sauce.
  • Nutrition facts is only an estimate and will vary depending on the brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.8mg