Chicken Satay Skewers

Chicken Satay Skewers

Chicken Satay Skewers

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For marinade:

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup coconut milk
4 spring onions, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled
10 g ginger, peeled
2 fresh Serrano chilies, roughly chopped
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 lime, juiced
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced


For sauce:

1/3 cup peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup coconut milk


Special equipment:

Bamboo or wooden skewer


In a food processor, blend the peanut butter, coconut milk, spring onions, garlic, ginger, chilies, curry powder, cumin, turmeric, salt, soy sauce, and lime juice into a smooth paste; this should make about 2 cups. Reserve half of the marinade and pour the other half over the chicken thighs. Mix and chill for 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 425˚F (220˚C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Skewer the marinated chicken onto bamboo skewers, then arrange the skewers so their ends rest on the edges of the baking tray, allowing the chicken to be suspended. Bake the chicken skewers for 15-20 minutes, until slightly dark brown on the edges and cooked through.

With no oil in the pan, toast the chopped peanuts on low to medium heat, stirring constantly until the peanuts turn golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Add in the reserved marinade and the coconut milk. Stir and cook until thick and very aromatic, 5-10 minutes.

Serve the chicken skewers with the sauce on the side.