Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce


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About this recipe: This recipe is my version of Thai chicken satay. Chicken breasts are marinated, skewered and barbecued to perfection, before being served with a peanut sauce. These are really delicious. They do really well at informal dinner parties.


Serves: 8 

  • For the chicken skewers
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tamarind paste
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon dark muscovado sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 900g skinless, chicken breast fillets, cut into strips
  • 20 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • For the peanut sauce
  • 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • 1 (400ml) can coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons red Thai curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown soft sugar

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Place vegetable oil, soy sauce, tamarind paste, lemon grass, garlic, cumin, coriander, lime juice, muscovado sugar and chilli powder in a liquidiser and process to a smooth paste. In a large bowl, or a large resealable plastic bag, toss chicken strips with marinade. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, peanuts, coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce, tomato puree and dark brown soft sugar. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth. Keep warm.
  4. Thread chicken onto skewers. barbecue until no longer pink in the centre, 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve with peanut sauce.

Taramind paste

Is available at most major supermarkets. If your local supermarket doesn't stock it, look in an Indian/South Asian store.

Alternative cooking methods

You can also cook the skewers under the grill.

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Reviews (1)


Not sure about the marinade. Tasted a bit chalky. But the peanut sauce was lovely - 27 May 2014

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