Monday, August 5, 2019

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Satay skewers with Thai Peanut Sauce – the gold primary of genuine Thai food! Marinated chook with a peanut sauce that’s so good, everybody will probably be begging for the recipe – and can probably be astonished how EASY it is!

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Serve this with steamed jasmine or Coconut Rice. Or move all out with a Thai restaurant banquet entire with Thai Fried Rice , Pad See Ew or Thai Chilli Basil Stir Fry!

Close up of Thai Chicken Satay being dipped into Thai Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Satay skewers
At the threat of sounding absolutely obnoxious – that is a recipe for Chicken Satay skewers with Thai Peanut Sauce that fairly stacks as much as your favorite Thai restaurant.

When it hits the stove, the odor is SO GOOD you'll simply recognize they're going to style amazing.

Then you've a style of the peanut dipping sauce…… and you’ll simply shake your head, wondering how the heck can anything so easy style so good??!!

Or you may be considering – OMG, I lastly cracked it, this tastes EXACTLY just like the genuine Chicken Satay I had in Thailand!!! Oh wait, possibly that’s simply in my head. 😂

Overhead picture of Thai Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce on a plate with rice and cucumbers

What is going in Chicken Satay and Thai Peanut Sauce
It may wonder you how few meals move in Chicken Satay and the peanut sauce! Here’s what you need:

Ingredients in Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

The BEST Thai Red Curry Paste
Thai Red Curry paste is a “secret ingredient” in equally the marinade and the sauce. You simply need about 2.5 tbsp which doesn’t sound like much, but we don’t desire this to style of red curry. We’re simply utilizing it as a flavour enhancer.

While I’m an recommend of selfmade curry paste for Thai Red Curry and Green Curry, for recipes like this that use a smaller quantity, I use shop bought.

I use Maesri Thai Red Curry Paste which I assume is the greatest by a lengthy shot. I also use this similar model for Green Curry and Red Curry for quickly midweek curries.

It also occurs to be the cheapest, at round $1.30 per can at important supermarkets like Coles, Woolies and Harris Farms.

Best Thai red curry paste Maesri

How to make Thai Peanut Sauce
Thai Peanut Sauce is virtually unbelievably easy to make. It’s literally only a 5 minute plonk-and-simmer job:

coconut milk
red curry paste
cider or white vinegar (not lime juice!)
pure peanut butter (see beneath for additional info)
soy sauce
sugar and salt
How to make Thai peanut sauce

“For the BEST Thai Peanut Sauce, use herbal peanut butter”
While commercial peanut butter unfold is ok, in the event you happen to desire a fairly huge genuine Thai Peanut Sauce that fairly stacks as much as your favorite Thai restaurant, use pure peanut butter. You’ll discover it within the well being meals part of most supermarket nowadays.

Pure peanut butter is made with JUST peanuts – no sugar, oil or different additives – so the peanut flavour is stronger.

Also, herbal peanut butter is thinner than commercial peanut butter spreads (see below) which capability you would like much less water to thin the sauce = higher peanut flavour in Thai Peanut Sauce!

Ahead of publishing this recipe, I tried the Thai Peanut Sauce with herbal pure peanut butter vs commercial peanut butter (Kraft, now Bega) facet by facet to determine this!

Spoon scooping pure, herbal peanut butter from jar

I’m a agency believer that Chicken Satay skewers ought to be tasty sufficient to consume on their very own and the peanut sauce simply takes it over the top. So I desire to marinade the chook to make it additional tasty.

Chicken Satay Marinade
Here’s what you would like for the Thai Chicken Satay Marinade:

Chicken items – chook thighs yield the juiciest chook skewers but breast or tenderloin are fine
Red curry paste – see above for my advised model Maesri
Curry powder – any is high quality here
Coconut milk
Salt and sugar
It’s greatest to marinade for no less than 3 hours but even 20 minutes is lengthy enough.

How to make Thai chook satay skewers

Cooking the Chicken Skewers
Chicken satay is a summertime favorite to prepare dinner at the BBQ. But I often prepare dinner it at the range for convenience.

For a fairly genuine Thai experience, prepare dinner the Chicken Satay over charcoal like it’s carried out in Thailand!

Thai Chicken Satay Skewers cooking in skillet

Thai Chicken Satay is a typical starter on Thai restaurants menus alongside with Thai Fish Cakes. But it’s also ideally suited served as a main. Serve it with steamed jasmine rice – or with fluffy Asian Coconut Rice (it’s amazing!).

For a contemporary facet salad, strive this Asian Slaw, or use this Asian Sesame Dressing for a contemporary salad or steamed vegetables.

If you desire to move all out with a selfmade Thai Banquet, serve this Chicken Satay because the starter with Thai Chilli Basil Stir Fry, a curry (Massaman Curry, Green Curry or Red Curry) with Coconut Rice because the mains. Or Pad See Ew! ~ Nagi x

Recipe source: An unique introduction however the roots of this recipe are from different Thai cookbooks and famend Thai meals professionals like David Thompson and Sujet Saenkham (owner of the noted Spice I Am restaurants). Except I’ve made this recipe so it’s reachable to daily chefs – with out compromising! 🙂

Chicken Satay skewers with Thai Peanut Sauce on a plate, competent to be eaten

Close up of Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Satay
Watch How To Make It

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Close up of Thai Chicken Satay being dipped into Thai Peanut Sauce
Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
 Author: Nagi Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 minsMarinating: 20 mins Total: 30 mins Mains, Starter Thai
4.98 from 73 votes
 Servings15Tap or hover to scale
Recipe video above. Thai Chicken Satay Skewers are tasty sufficient to consume plain but we may by no capability skip Thai Peanut Sauce for dipping! The crucial component for a fairly huge peanut sauce is herbal peanut butter and not using a brought sugar or oil. But usual peanut butter will work high quality too.


400 g/14oz coconut milk (1 can), full fat
13-16 bamboo skewers , 16cm / 6.5" lengthy (Note 1)
600 g / 1.2lb chook thighs , boneless skinless, cut into 2cm/4/5" items (Note 2)
1 tbsp curry powder (Note 3)
1 tsp white sugar
2 tsp red curry paste (Note 4)
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp red curry paste (Note 4)
3/4 cup herbal peanut butter, delicate (Note 5)
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp darkish soy sauce (Note 6)
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp cider vinegar (Note 7)
3/4 cup (185ml) water
2 tbsp peanuts finely chopped
Lime wedges (optional)
Coriander / cilantro leaves and sliced red chilli (optional)


If cooking on a BBQ or over charcoal, soak skewers for 2 hours in water.


Mix collectively the chook and Marinade with 1/4 cup of coconut milk, then set apart for no less than 20 minutes, or overnight.
Thread onto skewers - I do four to 5 items each.
Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a big non stick pan over medium excessive heat.
Cook skewers in batches for three minutes on every one facet till golden.


Place last coconut milk and Peanut Sauce meals in a saucepan over medium low heat.
Stir to mix then simmer, stirring every one now and then, for 5 minutes.
Adjust consistency with water - it ought to be a pourable but thickish sauce.
Cover with lid and maintain warm whereas cooking skewers.


Pour a few sauce right into a bowl. Sprinkle with a few peanuts - stir a few by capability of in the event you happen to want.
Pile satay skewers onto a platter, sprinkle with last peanuts, coriander and chilli.
Serve with sauce at the facet for dipping.CLICK FOR ALL >>>