Recipe Chicken satay

Chicken satay is a popular Southeast Asian dish, known for its succulent grilled chicken skewers served with a flavorful peanut sauce. This recipe offers a simple yet delicious way to prepare this classic dish at home.

Ingredients:

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chilli garlic sauce (optional)
  • Water (to adjust consistency)

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together grated ginger, minced garlic, soy sauce, honey, and vegetable oil.
  2. Add chicken strips to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  3. Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Thread marinated chicken strips onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  5. Grill the skewers for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.
  6. While the chicken is grilling, prepare the peanut sauce. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, honey, and chilli garlic sauce (if using). Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Add water as needed to achieve your desired consistency.
  7. Serve the grilled chicken satay skewers with the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.

Tips:

  • For extra flavour, you can add a sprinkle of ground coriander and cumin to the chicken marinade.
  • If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from burning.
  • Feel free to customize the peanut sauce according to your taste preference. You can adjust the sweetness, spiciness, and tanginess by varying the amount of honey, chilli garlic sauce, and lime juice.

Variations:

  • Swap chicken thighs for chicken breasts or even tofu for a vegetarian option.
  • Experiment with different marinades by adding ingredients like lemongrass, turmeric, or coconut milk.
  • Serve the chicken satay with a side of steamed rice and a refreshing cucumber salad for a complete meal.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories per serving (4 skewers with peanut sauce): Approximately 350 calories
  • Note: Nutritional information may vary depending on portion size and specific ingredients used.

Conclusion:

Chicken satay is a crowd-pleasing dish that is perfect for parties, barbecues, or even just a simple weeknight dinner. With its tender grilled chicken and creamy peanut sauce, it's sure to satisfy your cravings for flavorful Asian cuisine. So why not give this easy recipe a try and transport your taste buds to the streets of Southeast Asia?

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