Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce Recipe

By Rena Awada | Updated On July 20, 2019

This Chicken Satay recipe is out of this world delicious. Easy to make with a delicious satay marinade and an even better homemade peanut sauce. A tender and perfect recipe to enjoy as an appetizer or as a meal.

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Easy Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce Recipe

If you love Thai food as much as I do you will LOVE this chicken satay recipe. Tender, juicy, easy to make, and full of flavor. Like it spicy? Double up on the sriracha. The satay marinade is just perfect and makes the chicken delicious enough to eat as is without the peanut sauce if you prefer. Of course, the peanut sauce gives it that extra boost in the flavor department!

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Is Satay Chicken healthy

Without the peanut sauce, my chicken satay recipe is healthy to enjoy without any guilt. Often times they refer to a satay dish as high in fat because of the peanut sauce. If you are on high fat and low carb diet, skip the honey, and enjoy this recipe without even blinking! On a moderately high-fat or low-fat diet feel free to skip the sauce and enjoy the Thai grilled chicken over salad or grilled veggies.

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How do you cut Chicken Satay?

Normally, the chicken is cut into long strips diagonally. Then, using a meat mallet you flatten the strips into 1/4 inch thickness. Each chicken strip is placed long way on the skewer and if it’s too small you can add two strips. I simply just cut mine into cubes for this chicken satay recipe. The taste will still be great.

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Is Peanut Sauce bad?

Some may say that the peanut sauce usually served with chicken satay is bad or you or that it is unhealthy. This is due to the fact that peanut butter is high in calories and fat which in turn makes the peanut satay sauce fattening or high in calories. Peanut butter is nutrient-dense and ok to eat in moderation especially if you are on a high fat and protein diet. Stick to all-natural peanut butter that has no added sugar.

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Does Chicken Satay have Gluten

Any recipe that contains soy sauce is not gluten-free. This might be shocking for some especially if you are new to the gluten-free diet. This chicken satay recipe is ALMOST gluten-free if you can find a soy sauce alternative that’s gluten-free like Tamari that’s made without wheat. The reason why soy sauce has gluten is that most soy sauce brands contain wheat as their first ingredient. Peanut butter is naturally gluten-free.

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Making this Satay Recipe?

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How to make this recipe below:

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Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce Recipe

Delicious and tender Chicken Satay skewers with homemade peanut sauce
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: thai
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Rena


  • lb Chicken Breast cut into 1'' cubes
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil divided
  • 1 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 2 Tsp Red Curry Paste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 chopped roasted peanuts

Peanut Satay Sauce:

  • ½ Lemon Juiced
  • 2 Tbsp Low sodium soy sauce
  • Cup Natural Peanut Butter smooth
  • 1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Water or more to thin it up


  • In a mixing bowl, combine chicken with 1 tablespoon of oil, curry powder, garlic salt, honey, curry paste, salt, and pepper. Marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers. Heat a grill pan or an outside BBQ to medium heat, and cook the skewers for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until nicely charred and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, make the peanut satay sauce. In a small bowl, whisk all the sauce ingredients until smooth. Add water little by little to reach desired consistency.
  • Drizzle the chicken skewers with satay sauce and sprinkle with crunchy chopped peanuts. Enjoy!


Serving size:
This recipe makes about 8 skewers. the nutrition facts will be for 2 skewers. Each serving is 2 skewers
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1232mg | Potassium: 826mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 11.8mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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