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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Satay, hailing from Indonesia, is simply grilled, marinated meat served on a skewer with a dipping sauce. Similar to kebabs, chicken satay work well either as an appetizer or a main course.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, or chicken tenders
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • For the peanut sauce:
  • 1/4 cup natural unsalted peanut butter, creamy or chunky
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Special equipment:
  • Wooden skewers (1 per chicken strip)

Serves 4 to 6

  1. Combine the coconut milk, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, curry powder, turmeric and garlic in a large bowl.
  2. Cut the chicken into 1/2-inch wide strips (this is not necessary if using chicken tenders.) Add the chicken strips to the coconut milk mixture and toss well. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes, or in the refrigerator for up to several hours.
  3. Soak the wooden skewers in cold water while the chicken marinates (so they won’t catch fire during cooking).
  4. Make the peanut sauce by whisking all peanut sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside until ready to use.
  5. Thread each strip of chicken onto a pre-soaked wooden skewer. Brush both sides of each chicken strip with marinade and then discard the marinade.
  6. Heat the barbecue or broiler to high and brush the grill or broiler pan with oil.
  7. Place the chicken skewers on the prepared grill or pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  8. To serve, place the skewers on a serving platter or individual plates and sprinkle with the sliced green onions and chopped peanuts.  Pass the peanut sauce on the side.

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