Chicken Satay Skewers Recipe with Peanut Dip

Course: Main Course
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Please read post for more recipe details. When making the skewers, make sure to cut the chicken strips thin and evenly so that you get even cooking on all the skewers. For the peanut dip, add more fish sauce to the dip if you want more flavor!



Peanut dip Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon chili hot sauce (optional)

Chicken Satay Skewers Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast or chicken thigh meat , cut into thin strips
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced or crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • cilantro for garnish , minced
  • about 12-15 medium sized bamboo skewers (soak the skewers for about 20 minutes before grilling so that they don't burn)


Peanut dip Directions:

  1. In medium pan, bring to medium heat. Add oil and garlic. Cook garlic until translucent.
  2. Add peanut butter, water, fish sauce, vinegar, and chili hot sauce. Gently combine the peanut butter and water mixture until smooth. Add additional water if the dip is too thick, or add more peanut butter if dip is too watery.
  3. Simmer the dip for about 5 minutes, or until all the flavors are combined and the dip becomes the consistency that you want.(The dip will thicken some after it cools.)
  4. Allow to cool completely and serve with chicken satay skewers. (The dip can be made a day or two ahead of time).

Chicken Satay Skewers Directions:

  1. Make the marinade: In bowl or large plastic bag, combine vegetable oil, minced garlic, fish sauce, curry powder, brown sugar, black pepper and distilled white vinegar. Make sure all ingredients are mixed well.
  2. Add chicken strips to the marinade, making sure all chicken pieces are coated evenly. Allow chicken to marinade for about 20 minutes.
  3. Skewer chicken pieces onto bamboo skewers.
  4. On lightly oiled grill pan, heat to medium heat. Cook chicken skewers for about 10 minutes, or until one side is cooked. Then flip chicken over and cook on other side until cooked.
  5. Garnish with minced cilantro.
  6. Serve with peanut dip.