Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 mins

This is my favorite satay. This will feed 6 as a main dish, 12 to 15 as a snack.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak wooden skewers.
  2. Thinly slice meat and place in a large freezer bag.
  3. In a processor combine lemon zest, shallots, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric, sugar, salt, soy sauce and peanut oil.
  4. Whirl to a paste, add to meat and toss well.
  5. Seal bag and place in fridge.
  6. Marinate at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  7. Return meat to room temp before grilling.
  8. Skewer meat.
  9. Preheat grill to high.
  10. For Peanut sauce in a small heavy sauce pan saute the onion, garlic and pepper flakes for 8 minutes.
  11. Add remaining ingredients, stir to blend well and cook until heated through.
  12. Grill skewers 2 to 3 minutes on each side and serve with peanut sauce.
Most Helpful

4 5

Yes, the preparation took longer than the recipe said, but what a knockout. Everyone raved!

4 5

This was very tastey and pretty easy to make. I found the sauce a little 'chunky' because of the onion. Perhaps I didn't mince enough. However, this tasted great. I hate grilling on skwers, no matter how much I soak they still burn. So I grilled the chicken and then carefully placed it on skewers. That seemed to work well too. Nice little kick from the red pepper flakes.

4 5

Great party fare! The chicken was nice and flavorful. The sauce made too much and was way too peanut buttery; I would cut the peanut butter in half next time. We added the whole can of coconut milk, extra lime juice and about 2 T. brown sugar to improve the sauce. With tweaking it'll be 5 stars next time. I served the satay with cucumber, celery sticks and plain toast as they do in Thai restaurants. Fun food for a crowd, very much enjoyed!