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

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

Walter Simpson July 07, 2002

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.

Brown Norway July 12, 2010

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!

vrvrvr February 08, 2010