Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce (Mark Bittman)

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Total Time
15 mins
5 mins

Another Mark Bittman recipe that I am posting for safekeeping. This one is also not specific in the amounts. I am guessing that the chicken is 1 pound. Prep and cooking times are also wild stabs. UPDATE 2-22-13: Today I tried making the sauce for the first time. I thought that the ingredients listed were fine, but the sauce seemed too bland. I doubled the lime juice and a couple of other seasonings, and added a little garlic powder, and I thought that made a significant improvement. It would be best for you to experiment and find the proportions of the ingredients that work best for you.

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  1. Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness.
  2. Slice them into 4-inch pieces.
  3. In a bowl, combine the juice from one lime with a smashed clove of garlic.
  4. Add the chicken and let it marinate for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, red chile flakes, brown sugar, and enough chicken broth or water to make a smooth sauce.
  6. Adjust seasoning.
  7. Set aside most of the sauce for dipping and smear the rest on the chicken pieces with a little salt and pepper,
  8. Thread onto skewers and grill for 2 min on each side or until cooked through.
  9. Serve with the reserved peanut sauce and lime wedges.
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Very good dish. Made for Letter tag in New Kids on the Block.