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Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce and Fresh Cucumber Relish

A yummy and flavorful Asian classic with a refreshing relish
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
marinade 4 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


For the Chicken:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins cut into thin strips
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon tumeric

For the Cucumber Relish:

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cucumber peeled, seeded, and cut into ¼-inch dice
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves chopped coarse
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • cup chunky peanut butter
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted peanuts chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


For the Chicken:

  • Place all the ingredients for the chicken in a container. Marinate for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
  • Prior to cooking soak bamboo skewers for 30 minutes. Thread the chicken onto the skewers and grill over medium. for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through. Serve with the dipping sauce and relish.

For the Cucumber Relish:

  • Combine the vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over high heat and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature, then stir in the cucumber, red pepper, mint, shallot, and fish sauce. Refrigerate until needed.

For the Peanut Dipping Sauce:

  • Heat the coconut oil in small saucepan over medium. Add the curry paste, sugar, and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the peanut butter until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in peanuts, lime juice, fish sauce, and soy sauce. Cool to room temperature.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3.1mg