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Chicken Satay with Coconut Peanut Sauce
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Servings: 12

2 1/2 pounds frozen boneless, skinless chicken thighs, thawed wooden or bamboo skewers


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce (you can use fish sauce if you like)
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Coconut Peanut Sauce:


Throw all ingredients into the blender, and blend on high for 2 minutes. Pour into a zipper top bag with thawed chicken. Let marinate for at least an hour (24 hours is fab.) I would add a stalk of unchopped lemongrass here too, but I didn't have any. Put it in the marinade, and discard after.

Cut marinated chicken into 2 inch chunks. Soak bamboo skewers in water for 20 minutes, so they don't burn when cooking (I know, I should have soaked them longer, but I was hungry...). Thread chicken onto skewers and place on a foil-lined broiler pan (or on a baking sheet). Broil on high for 12 minutes, flip skewers and broil for another 12 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.

Coconut Peanut Sauce:

Throw all ingredients into the blender and blend on high for 3 minutes. Serve with chicken satay skewers.

Recipe submitted by Kristen, Laie, HI

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Yummy! These look absolutely delicious.
# Posted By Natalie | 2/19/11 6:09 PM
This sounds great. But I read that ALL peanut crops are genetically modified, so unless there are non-GMO peanuts, I won't use them. Does anybody know?

# Posted By Joan, California | 3/15/12 10:46 PM
I used Tempeh instead of Chicken for an amazing vegan dish! If you don't want to use peanut butter in the sauce other nut butters will work as well, I used half peanut butter and half cashew butter and it was DELICIOUS!!!! My boyfriend went NUTS! He loved it!!
# Posted By Sky | 5/5/12 1:56 AM
You can use any type of nut butter if you don't want to use peanut butter!
# Posted By Sky | 5/5/12 1:57 AM
Can you tell me how many skewers and what size of skewers (6", 8" or 12") this uses for 12 servings?
# Posted By Crystal | 4/22/13 9:04 PM
Minus the vegetable oil, subbed EVOO; minus the brown sugar, subbed 1 T honey; minus the oyster sauce, subbed 2-3 T coconut aminos, and this is a GREAT marinade. And I'll use cashew/almond butter combos, coconut aminos, and honey, again, for the nut sauce! Fabulous!
# Posted By Marge R | 6/13/13 4:18 PM

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