Authentic Thai Chicken Peanut Satay

chicken satay



There’s satay, and then there’s Thai chicken satay! If you’ve never had the real stuff, then you’ll fall in love with the succulent taste of this satay recipe. Strips of chicken (or beef) are marinated in a special Thai paste, then skewered and grilled on the BBQ or broiled in the oven. It is then served with home made peanut sauce for the ultimate taste sensation. Even your kids will love it and chicken satay also makes a great party food no matter what the occasion.

Satay Peanut Sauce

Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh-tasting dry roasted peanuts, unsalted
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. fish sauce, depending on desired saltiness/flavor
  • 1/2 tsp. tamarind paste OR 1/2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, OR 1 tsp. Thai chili sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until sauce is smooth.
  2. If you prefer a runnier peanut sauce, add a little more water or coconut milk.
  3. Do a taste test, adding more fish sauce (or soy sauce) if not salty enough, or more cayenne if not spicy enough.
  4. If too salty, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice. If you’d prefer it sweeter, add a little more sugar.

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