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chicken satay with peanut sauce - tasty marinated, grilled chicken with a yummy sauce
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5 from 5 votes

Chicken satay with peanut sauce

Deliciously flavor-packed marinated and grilled chicken with a tasty peanut sauce is a winning combination - one of our family favorites. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Malaysian
Servings: 2 -3
Calories: 783kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


For the marinade

  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced/grated
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed/grated
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper or more to taste
  • 1 lb chicken 450g, breast or thighs

For the sauce

  • 4 ½ tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 clove garlic crushed/grated


  • Mix together marinade ingredients in a container big enough for your chicken.
  • Cut chicken into around 1in chunks, across the grain as far as possible, and toss in marinade. Leave to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour, 3-4 if you have it.
  • Mix together the sauce ingredients and set aside until ready.
  • Thread the marinated chicken on to skewers and grill on the BBQ or under a broiler/grill until lightly charred and chicken is cooked through, around 15mins although it will depend on your grill and size of chicken pieces.



(see video above)
NB prep time excludes marinating time, recommended at least an hour.


Calories: 783kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 1774mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3.5mg