Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Ready is such an easy recipe that WOW’s your family and friends! Boneless chicken breasts are marinated in a fabulous Thai blend of flavors. Then, grill the chicken skewers. Serve with the most delicious sauce! Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce is great for parties, Serve with cucumbers for a healthy appetizer, game day snack or a family dinner. #peanutbutter #festivefoodies
Today is National Peanut Butter Day! I had so many recipes in my head because I love peanut butter and I use it a lot in cooking. I decided to share one of my families favorite peanut butter recipes and guess what, its also low-calorie! My Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce is most definitely a family favorite! This will be on the Super Bowl menu! I use peanut butter in both the marinade and the dipping sauce. Yes, we continue staying on track for a Healthy January. You can have delicious food and keep it healthy.
This chicken satay is super easy to make and always a hit. The chicken can sit in the marinade for 30 minutes and up to 24 hours. I usually place the chicken in the marinade at night to use the next day. The Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce is a favorite. It has the perfect amount of spice and the food processor does all the work! Everyday Tip: When chicken is on sale, I buy a lot and make freezer meals. I make the marinade for this chicken and cut up the chicken and place them in freezer bags together. When I am ready to make it, the marinade and chicken defrost together, easy peasy!
Easy appetizers like this Chicken Satay are :
Tips to make Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce:
- The longer the chicken marinates, the better! At least 30 minutes, overnight is best.
- Grill the chicken on the gas or charcoal is my favorite. If the weather is bad, use either a grill pan or broil the chicken.
- I like to use longer pieces of chicken and thread on skewers. Cubed chicken also works well.
- If using wooden skewers, soak them at least 30 minutes in water so the wood does not burn when grilled.
- The Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to eat.
- Adjust the spices to your families liking, as always, that’s the beauty of cooking. Feel free to get creative.
As I said, today is National Peanut Butter Day and I am once again teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a round-up of great Peanut Butter recipes. I have to thank Christie, who runs the fantastic blog A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure for hosting this fun event! Christie has amazing recipes and you should check out her blog and follower her on social media for tasty recipes. Check out all of these delicious Peanut Butter recipes for my colleagues, they are delish!
Peanut Butter Day Recipes
- 3 Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothies by Bear & Bug Eats
- Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce by Everyday Eileen
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cookies by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by The Freshman Cook
- E.T. Cookies by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Easy Peanut Butter & Chocolate Swirled Fudge by Cookaholic Wife
- Easy Peanut Butter and Banana Croissants by Jonesin’ For Taste
- Fluffer Nutter Macaron by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- My Family’s Favorite Peanut Butter Cookie (recipe remake) by Family Around the Table
- No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie by Soulfully Made
- Nutter Butter Ice Cream Cone Cookies by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
- Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Granola Squares by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl by Simple and Savory
- Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oatmeal by Frugal Pantry
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sheet Pan Pancakes by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Spread by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Peanut Butter Mocha Cupcakes by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Peanut Butter Mousse Parfaits by The Redhead Baker
- Peanut Butter Popcorn by The Gingered Whisk
- Peanut Butter Snowballs by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Peanut Ginger Pasta by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Thai Inspired Noodles by A Day in the Life on the Farm
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Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
A tasty low-calorie marinade filled with flavor from Thai flavors makes delicious grilled chicken. Add in a Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce and you have a great appetizer or meal. Ready in less than half an hour.
Chicken Satay Marinade
- 1 pound boneless chicken breast
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 large onion, peeled and chopped *second half used in peanut sauce
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 3 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce or Tamari (gluten-free)
- 3 Tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
- ! Tablespoon Sambal Oelek. chili paste
- 1/2 large lime, juiced *second half used in peanut sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger, skin removed
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper *adjust heat to your preference of spice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- stainless steels skewers or wooden skewers *see note
- 1 large cucumber, sliced thin garnish
Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/2 large onion, peeled and chopped *second half of onion used in the marinade
- 1/2 large lime, juiced *second half of the lime used in the marinade
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or Tamari (gluten-free)
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder *adjust to your families tolerance of spice
If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes so they do not burn during cooking.
Cut chicken lengthwise into 1 inch wide strips and about 3 inches long. Set aside until ready to add to satay marinade.
Add into a food processor garlic, onion, peanut butter, lite soy sauce (or tamari), coconut milk, fish sauce, sambal oelek, lime juice, ginger, pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt. Blend until mixed well. Place in either a large zip-lock plastic bag or a large baking dish. Marinade least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.
Preheat grill to 400 degrees, or heat stovetop grill to hot, or turn broiler to high. While grill heats, remove chicken from marinade, shake off excess marinade. Thread chicken onto skewers. Grill about 4 minutes per side, keep the cover closed. (2) If broiling, use same instructions except keep chicken on the top rack close to the flame. (3) If using a grill pan, heat pan over high heat, add the chicken sewers and follow instructions for grilling. Bare in mind grill pans smoke, use oven vent to prevent a lot of smoke.
Once the chicken is cooked through remove from heat and serve with spicy peanut dipping sauce and sliced cucumber. If serving as an entree, chicken is great with lettuce, rice, or cauliflower rice.
Spicy Dipping Sauce
Add a food processor garlic, onion, lime juice, peanut butter, water, soy sauce, coconut sugar, and chipotle powder. Blend until well mixed. Serve with chicken satay. Can be made ahead and stored covered for 2 days.
- Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.