Satay chicken

These are marvelous for entertaining. Mildly spiced tender chicken skewers with a rich peanut sauce that gets your taste buds singing. They are very easy to make and are sure to be a hit with anyone who visits whether they dip it in the satay sauce or not. (4 or 5 people)

What you need

500g chicken thigh meat cut unto strips
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
Pinch chili powder

Sauce

180g smooth peanut butter
180ml water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
pinch chili powder (more if you like it spicy)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced or finely grated onion (don’t leave this out)

Toasted sesame seeds
bamboo skewers soaked in water

The process

First make the sauce by adding all of the ingredients to a small pot on a medium heat, stir until it comes to a slow simmer and allow to simmer for 5 minutes stirring from time to time. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Place the chicken strips in a bowl and season with salt and pepper, add the lemon juice, garlic and pinch of chili powder. Mix it up, cover and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Thread the chicken onto the skewers but not too tightly. You want them to cook quickly and evenly. If they are too tightly packed you are likely to have raw insides.

Place the skewers on a rack in a roasting pan and grill under a hot grill in the oven until cooked through. Turn at least twice and brush over a bit of the satay sauce at each turn.

When cooked place them on a platter, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with the rest of the satay sauce in a bowl for dipping.

YUUUUUMY I tell you. You will also love these Sweet Thai pork morsels, give them a try as well.