Here’s a healthy homemade twist on chicken satay that combines many of our loves – chicken, peanut butter and coconut. They taste amazing on the BBQ or cooked in a griddle pan, or simply put them under a grill.
This easy satay sauce is made with just a few store cupboard ingredients. Simply marinate the chicken in the sauce and thread onto skewers, alternating with your favourite veg. It’s that easy!
Makes 6 large skewers
You will need:
- 6 metal or wooden skewers (if you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 10 mins to stop them from burning)
- 2 tbsp natural peanut butter, smooth or crunchy (We use Meridian)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- Juice 1 lime
- Good pinch salt and pepper
- 1/4 tin coconut milk (shake well first)
- 500g chicken breast, cut into large chunks
- Vegetables of choice (we used courgette ribbons and peppers)
- Olive oil
- Rice to serve (we added spring onion)
- Heat up your BBQ, or set your grill to 200c.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, curry powder, lime juice, seasoning*, and enough coconut milk to form a thick but creamy consistency, until smooth.
- Add the chicken chunks to the sauce, mix well to coat, then put in the fridge while you prepare the vegetables.
- Chop the vegetables into large, even sized chunks, then toss in a little olive oil so they’re just lightly coated. If you’re using a griddle pan, heat it up at this point over a moderate-high heat.
- Thread the chicken pieces and veg onto the skewers, alternating, then place on your BBQ, under the grill, or on a lightly-oiled griddle pan, for approx 20 mins, turning frequently so they’re evenly browned and cooked all the way through.
- Serve with rice.
*Be salt wise. It’s worth being aware that curry pastes (if you’re using one) and peanut butter can contain salt, so you probably won’t need to add any extra. Keep a check on the ingredients and taste the sauce before adding any extra salt.
The chicken can be marinated a day in advance and kept in the fridge – this will also enhance the flavour.
You could use a good quality yellow curry paste instead of the curry powder.
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