Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

 chickensatayIt’s the holiday entertaining season so this week we’re sharing a crowd pleasing adaptation of a Martha Stewart recipe by our friend Katie, The Parsley Thief. I’ve made the marinade in this recipe countless times. I use it for making these Chicken Satay skewers, but also as a marinade for grilled chicken breast, or flank steak. The Bozos love it & especially love eating off skewers. They call it “Chicken on a stick”. It’s a great party appetizer too! If you double the recipe, as I almost always do, it makes enough for a crowd…about 40-50 pieces. I like to make a big batch & freeze the cooked skewers for another time. They can easily be reheated in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes.

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living
Makes 20-25 appetizer size skewers

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 onion, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
Cut the chicken breasts into thin strips, about 3 inches long & put them in a container, or resealable bag.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender & puree until smooth. Thin with a bit of water, if necessary. Pour the marinade over the chicken & chill for at least one hour, or overnight.
Preheat a grill. Thread the chicken onto skewers. If using bamboo skewers, soak them ahead of time in water, to prevent burning.
Grill for 3-4 minutes per side.
If desired, serve with Peanut Sauce.
Click here for the printable recipe.

Peanut Sauce

Adapted from Everyday Food Magazine
Makes about 1 cup

2 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
1″ piece of fresh ginger, peeled & chopped
1/2 cup smooth, natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
pinch of red pepper flakes
Water to thin
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, or food processor & blend until smooth.
Add water as necessary to thin to desired consistency.
This is a great dipping sauce for Chicken Satay.
Click here for the printable recipe.