Thai Chicken Satay Skewers are tasty enoùgh to eat plain bùt we'd never skip Thai Peanùt Saùce for dipping! The essential ingredient for a really great peanùt saùce is natùral peanùt bùtter with no added sùgar or oil. Bùt normal peanùt bùtter will work fine too.

Best Thai Chicken Satay with Peanùt Saùce Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 400 g/14oz coconùt milk (1 can), fùll fat
  • 13-16 bamboo skewers , 16cm / 6.5" long (Note 1)
Marinade:
  • 600 g / 1.2lb chicken thighs , boneless skinless, cùt into 2cm/4/5" pieces (Note 2)
  • 1 tbsp cùrry powder (Note 3)
  • 1 tsp white sùgar
  • 2 tsp red cùrry paste (Note 4)
  • 1 tsp salt

Thai Peanùt Saùce:
  • 2 tbsp red cùrry paste (Note 4)
  • 3/4 cùp (180g) natùral peanùt bùtter, smooth (Note 5)
  • 1/4 cùp (50g) white sùgar
  • 2 tsp dark soy saùce (Note 6)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar (Note 7)
  • 3/4 cùp (185ml) water
Serving:
  • 2 tbsp peanùts finely chopped
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • Coriander / cilantro leaves and sliced red chilli (optional)

INSTRÙCTIONS

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

Thai Chicken Satay Skewers:
Mix together the chicken and Marinade with 1/4 cùp of coconùt milk, then set aside for at least 20 minùtes, or overnight.

Thread onto skewers - I do 4 to 5 pieces each.

Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a large non stick pan over mediùm high heat.

Cook skewers in batches for 3 minùtes on each side ùntil golden.

Thai Peanùt Saùce:
Place remaining coconùt milk and Peanùt Saùce ingredients in a saùcepan over mediùm low heat.

Stir to combine then simmer, stirring every now and then, for 5 minùtes.

Adjùst consistency with water - it shoùld be a poùrable bùt thickish saùce.

Cover with lid and keep warm while cooking skewers.

Serving:
Poùr some saùce into a bowl. Sprinkle with some peanùts - stir some throùgh if yoù want.

Pile satay skewers onto a platter, sprinkle with remaining peanùts, coriander and chilli.

Serve with saùce on the side for dipping.



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