Spicy Chicken Satay with a Peanut Dipping Sauce

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This spicy chicken recipe makes a great appetizer for a smaller gathering, or a satisfying light entree when paired with some grilled summer vegetables and a crispy green salad.  The basic recipe makes 12 skewers of chicken.

Spicy Chicken Satay with a Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe

Spicy Chicken Satay with a Peanut Dipping Sauce

Spicy Chicken Satay Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded to ½” thick and cut into 1” strips
  • 3 T. soy sauce
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 1½ T. hot sauce
  • 1 T. pure maple syrup
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 T. fresh ginger piece, finely minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Peanut Dipping Sauce Ingredients

  • ¾ c. low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/3 c. peanut butter
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 1 T. pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ c. roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

You’ll find these kitchen tools useful (I've included affiliate links to the products I use at home):

  • 12×9” wooden or metal skewers – skewers are great for bbq's and make serving summer appetizers quick and easy.  Another recipe you can use this with is greek salad skewers.
  • Citrus juicer – I use this for everything and it gets every last drop of citrus juice with minimal effort

Spicy Chicken Satay with a Peanut Dipping Sauce Appetizer

Spicy Chicken Satay Directions:

  1. Place wooden skewers, if using, in a bowl of water until ready to prepare chicken. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, hot sauce, maple syrup, lime juice, garlic, and fresh ginger. Season with a salt and black pepper, as desired, and add the chicken strips. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Turn chicken at least once while marinating.
  3. Clean the grates on a gas grill with a stiff wire brush and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Close lid and preheat grill to medium. (To prepare indoors, spray a grill pan with non-stick cooking spray and set heat to just below medium-high).
  4. Thread chicken strips onto prepared skewers and place over direct medium heat. Close the cover and cook, turning once, until nicely browned and cooked through, approximately 4-6 minutes per side. (If cooking indoors, increase cooking time to 5-7 minutes per side).
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately with the peanut dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!

Peanut Dipping Sauce

  1. Combine the chicken stock, peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, lime juice, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently, stirring frequently, until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving container. Top with fresh cilantro and roasted peanuts and set aside.

For a large crowd, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.  I prefer marinating the chicken overnight to get a strong flavor, or make it in the morning and put it on skewers just before you’re ready to grill it.  However you decide to prepare these spicy chicken satay skewers we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Spicy Chicken Satay with a Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe

Spicy Chicken Satay
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded to ½” thick and cut into 1” strips
  • 3 T. soy sauce
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 1½ T. hot sauce
  • 1 T. pure maple syrup
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 T. fresh ginger piece, finely minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place wooden skewers, if using, in a bowl of water until ready to prepare chicken. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, hot sauce, maple syrup, lime juice, garlic, and fresh ginger. Season with a salt and black pepper, as desired, and add the chicken strips. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Turn chicken at least once while marinating.
  3. Clean the grates on a gas grill with a stiff wire brush and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Close the lid and preheat grill to medium. (To prepare indoors, spray a grill pan with non-stick cooking spray and set heat to just below medium-high).
  4. Thread chicken strips onto prepared skewers and place over direct medium heat. Close the cover and cook, turning once, until nicely browned and cooked through, approximately 4-6 minutes per side. (If cooking indoors, increase cooking time to 5-7 minutes per side).
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately with the peanut dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!
Peanut Dipping Sauce
 
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Ingredients
  • ¾ c. low-sodium chicken stock
  • ⅓ c. peanut butter
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 1 T. pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ c. roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine the chicken stock, peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, lime juice, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently, stirring frequently, until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving container. Top with fresh cilantro and roasted peanuts and set aside.
 

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