Chicken Satay

chicken satay with peanut sauce

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Recipe

Reading is something I love to do but rarely have the time. I know I am not alone when it comes to having hobbies but no time to do them! However, last year I was invited to join a book club and jumped on the opportunity. My thinking was I would have to make space in my life to read if someone was counting on me to do it. It worked! Yay! We meet once a month to socialize and nibble on cheese and crackers, ahem, to discuss the book! This month I was hostess and decided to share my blog idea with my girlfriends. To show them I meant business, I made a recipe from the cookbook. I settled on chicken satay with peanut sauce. I had never had it until that evening, at least not my grandmother's recipe.

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Recipe
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Recipe
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Recipe

I put them on mini skewers so that they would be easy to snack on, but the chicken could also be cut into larger pieces and put on regular sized skewers. It turned out to be a great appetizer and could be barbecued in the summer as a main dish alongside rice. Also, a friend in the group has Celiac, so this is a great choice if you are looking for something gluten free.

chicken satay

1 lb chicken (or sirloin beef or pork)


1 tsp grated lemon rind

2 onions

1 Tbsp soya sauce

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1/3 cup water

Cut meat into small cubes.

Blend the marinade ingredients in a blender or food processor.

Pour over cubes of meat, cover, and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or longer.

Soak small bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour to prevent burning during cooking.

Thread meat onto skewers and grill for five minutes on each side or until done.

Alternatively, place chicken skewers on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 15-20 minutes.

As a main, serves 4.

*Recipe from The Farm and City Cookbook

Now, onto the peanut sauce. Absolutely to die for! I have made my own peanut sauce many times before but this was by far the best. It is sweet, spicy, sweet, spicy, sweet! You have to try it! It would also go well with fresh spring rolls :)

Peanut Sauce Recipe
Peanut Sauce Recipe

peanut sauce

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp brown sugar

4 Tbsp soya sauce or tamari

3 Tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


Stir coconut milk and peanut butter together in saucepan and cook over low heat until mixed.

Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients, adding water if necessary to thin it.

Makes 1 cup.

*Recipe from The Farm and City Cookbook