Chicken Satay is a quintessential Thai favorite that wouldn’t be complete without its sweet peanut dipping sauce. It’s hard to ignore the fact that your average chicken satay is prepared using a whole lot of vegetable oil and don’t even get us started on how much sugar is in the peanut sauce. This recipe for Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce has been modified to include a host of wholesome ingredients and an authentic spice blend so you can enjoy this healthy dish as an appetizer or have it for lunch anytime, without throwing off your healthy eating plan.
Watch 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese, and her brother, chef Bobby Calabrese make a similar version of this recipe for Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce on their healthy cooking show, FIXATE!
Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Coconut milk, honey, and a touch of spice make these Thai chicken satay skewers delicious.
INGREDIENTS FOR CHICKEN SATAY
- 3 shallots, finely chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ½ cup canned lite coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp. raw honey
- 3 fresh cilantro sprigs, chopped
- ¼ tsp. ground cumin
- ¼ tsp. ground turmeric
- 2 lbs. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into 2-inch chunks
INGREDIENTS FOR PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
- 2 to 3 Tbsp. hot water
- ½ cup chunky peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp. raw honey
- 2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
- ½ tsp. chili sauce
For Chicken Satay:
Soak 16 wooden skewers in water.
Place shallots, garlic, coconut milk, lime juice, honey, cilantro, cumin, and turmeric in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
Place chicken in a glass dish. Top with marinade; mix well to blend. Marinate, covered, in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat grill (or broiler) on high.
Place 2 to 3 pieces of chicken on each skewer.
Grill (or broil) skewers for 5 to 6 minutes, turning every 2 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle, and juices run clear.
For Peanut Dipping Sauce:
Place water, peanut butter, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, and chili sauce in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
Serve 2 skewers with 2 Tbsp. dipping sauce.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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