Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spicy Chicken Satay

In my position, I do a lot of event planning for different occasions each semester and especially at the end of the year.  This means I work with our Dining Services team to come up with the perfect menu.  One of my absolute favorite menu items is Spicy Chicken Satay, a delicious concoction of marinated chicken breast strips, laced onto skewers, and grilled to perfection.  Served with a spicy peanut satay sauce, these are a HUGE hit at every event.  This recipe, adapted from, makes about 30 skewers or five servings.  The 78 people who reviewed this recipe raved about it, so you'll probably like it, too.


    * 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    * 1 cup coconut milk
    * 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    * 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    * 1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
    * 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    * 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    * 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (you can crush them)
    * 2 lbs. chicken cutlets
    * 30 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 mins

   1. Mix first 8 ingredients, remove 3/4 and refrigerate.
   2. Cut chicken into strips and marinate in remaining 1/4th of the sauce, in refrigerator, for 1-2 hours.
   3. Heat grill or grill pan, and cook strips for a total of six minutes (3 minutes per side)
   4. Gently warm refrigerated sauce and use as a dip for the chicken.

Recipe adapted from:
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  1. Sounds sinful and sinfully simple! I love satay...can't wait to try it!

  2. Let me know how you like it! Or - invite me over!!!!