I have finally nailed the perfect chicken satay recipe!

How long have I been going on about chicken satay? 2, 3 years?

Well, possibly about 22 but I haven’t had the blog for that long SO YOU CAN’T PROVE IT!

Anyway, after a process of trial and deliciously sticky (pun intended) error, I finally think I’ve cracked it.

A simple, seriously delicious, fool-proof recipe for the starter of all starters, chicken satay.

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Tender chicken, served streetfood style with rich, peanut dipping sauce.

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*Angels sing*

I made loads for a lunch party, but here’s the recipe to feed two and you can double as you please:

Satay Chicken:

600g Chicken thighs – deboned (sometimes you can buy these as “thigh fillets”)

1 clove Garlic, crushed

1 chilli, chopped

3tbsp Soy sauce

2tbsp Coconut oil (or sesame oil if you’re out)

1tsp Honey

Wooden skewers, soaked in water for an hour+

Satay Sauce:

2tbsp Coconut oil

Half small Onion, chopped

1 chopped Chilli 

1 clove of Garlic, crushed

150g (half pot) Peanut butter (100% peanut, no added sugar. Like this one.) 

1tsp Honey 

200ml (half can) Coconut milk

splash of Fish sauce 

Soy sauce 

You’ll want to start by marinading your chicken. A day ahead is best, but give it at least 3-4hrs. Blend together your garlic, chilli, soy sauce, coconut oil, honey and pour into a flat bottomed dish.

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Chop your chicken into chunks and add to the pot.

When all your chicken has been sliced ‘n’ diced into bitesize bits, toss it around in the sauce.

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Cover with clingfilm, and pop into the fridge until you’re ready for it.

The sauce can also be made ahead, so while you’re on a roll why not get started?!

Heat the coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat. Toss in your onion, chilli and garlic.

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Fry until soft.

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Turn the heat down a little.

Add your peanut butter & honey. Stir quickly and don’t let the bottom burn, there’s nothing worse than a burnt bottom.

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Once it all starts to come together, quickly & carefully transfer to your blender/processor. Seriously, be careful. This stuff is hot!

Add the coconut milk and blend.

If it’s too thick, you can loosen the mixture with a little more coconut milk.

Pour into a dish/pot/jar, and pop to one side.

When your chicken is ready to roll, thread it onto your skewers.

Place onto a rack over a baking tray.


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Turn the grill (broiler) on to a medium-high setting.

Grill the chicken for about 10mins, until nice and browned. Take it out.

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Turn them over, and cook for another 10.

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Pile onto a serving plate.

Serve with buckets of your sauce (if it’s gotten cold, warm it gently on the hob.)

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Sprinkle with a few chopped chives, or coriander if you’re feeling fancy!

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And dunk to your heart’s content!

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Leftover sauce (you made quite a lot) is cracking on noodles, sandwiches, stir fries, anything you can think of.

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Give it a go this weekend! And if the sun shines, why not try doing the chicken on the bbq?

Just don’t tell anyone, because once your friends know you can knock up a mean satay… they won’t be able to satay away!

You know what you could watch while eating it? Sex and the Satay!

Ok, I’ll stop now.

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