Easy Chicken Satay Peanut Curry

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins

This is a really easy recipe and very tasty. It's written for a microwave, but ingredients can be easily cooked in a saucepan on the stove. Use light peanut butter for a calorie reduced version and a spray cooking oil rather than the butter.


  1. Chop the garlic and onion.
  2. Place butter, garlic and onion in microwave proof dish and cook on HIGH for 1 minute.
  3. Add peanut butter, curry powder, ‘something spicy’ and chicken stock and cook on HIGH for 4 minutes; stopping after 2 minutes and stirring.
  4. Cut chicken into pieces and add to peanut sauce mixture.
  5. Cook on HIGH a further 2 minutes.
  6. Serve with steamed rice.


Most Helpful

This is SO EASY! I agree with other comments, though, definitely needed to increase chicken cooking time. You must have a powerful microwave.

Bungy November 22, 2007

YUM! This was delicious AND easy! My ?something spicy? was red pepper flakes. I doubled the recipe, except for the onion, and had to increase the cook time for 2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts to 12 minutes. (I'm not sure how 2 minutes is enough even for just 1 piece of chicken.) At any rate, making it in the microwave worked great. I think next time I will reduce the chicken stock a bit and add some coconut milk, and also stir-fry some veggies to round out the meal. Excellent recipe ! thanks for posting!

RedWonder September 13, 2007

I made this on the stove-top using pork instead of chicken, and it came out wonderfully. I browned some cubed pork in a pan with the onion and a little peanut oil, then whisked the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and added it to the pan. Brought it to the boil, then let it simmer away until the sauce had reduced and was thick and tasty. Lovely flavour, though I personally found it a bit salty and will use a salt-reduced stock or half stock - half water next time. So quick and easy! Thanks!

Talicca September 10, 2006

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