Grilled Chicken Satays With Peanut Sauce

"This recipe comes from the Food Network and is credited to Emeril Lagasse. DH and I served this as one of our tapas dishes for a New Year's Eve party and the guests raved. We are looking forward to having it many times in the summer. Serve with my peanut sauce, Recipe #301105, also by Emeril. Prep time includes marinating time. You will need 35-45 medium (7 inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 15 to 30 minutes."
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Ready In:
2hrs 47mins




  • In a medium bowl, combine the soy, oil, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, coriander, and pepper flakes. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Preheat the grill to medium high (or preheat the broiler).
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread 1 strip of chicken down the middle of each skewer.
  • In batches, cook the satays on the grill (or on a broiler pan under the broiler) until the chicken is cooked through and the meat is browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side, watching carefully and turning so the meat does not burn.
  • To serve, arrange the skewers on a platter and lightly drizzle with the peanut sauce and chopped peanuts. Serve additional sauce in a bowl on the side for dipping. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve hot or at room temperature.

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  1. Slatts
    We really enjoyed these at our BBQ. I cut the fish sauce in half because the DH isn't a huge fan of the stuff. We will definately be making these again.
  2. Darkhunter
    Oh, boy! I fell in love with this dish! The chicken was soooo tender! I might have left it just a little too long under the broiler, but it was still fantastic. The marinade was the reason for this, I'm sure. I left the chicken in the fridge overnight and I could already feel how tender it was. And you've got to use Recipe #301105! to round it off! Thnx for sharing your recipe, Dr.! Made for ZWT6.
  3. Deantini
    This is an easy dish you can prepare well in advance. The chicken was nice and tender and very flavourfull. I marinated for 4 hours. The chicken was a bit salty and perhaps this is because I marinated for 4 hours instead of 2 hours as the recipe calls for. Next time I will either cut back on the soy and fish sauce or keep the marinating to max 2 hours. I served it with Recipe #301105. Made for ZWT5.


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