Grilled Chicken Skewers With Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

Inspired by the popular Southeast Asian dish, chicken satay. A generously seasoned, grilled chicken skewer served with homemade Thai peanut dipping sauce.

Chicken skewers with Thai peanut sauce is inspired by a very popular Southeast Asian dish, chicken satay. Chicken satay is essentially a dish of seasoned, skewered, and grilled meats, served with dipping sauces. This recipes is not authentic by any means (I’ve added my own interpretation), but it does use a blend of typical Asian spices/flavors that you may find in chicken satay and peanut sauce.

Grilled Chicken Skewers With Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

Before this recipe, I had never prepared anything with curry or turmeric. Two unique, bright yellow spices that have spicy, herbal, and very aromatic qualities. I love the combo of spices because it feels so different than my typical cooking style. Almost to the point where I feel like I’m not eating my own home cooked meal (I mean that in a good way).

The Thai peanut sauce adds a necessary sweet touch to the savory grilled chicken. It’s the perfect complement to the ginger, turmeric, and curry. The sauce is certainly not overly sweet. It’s like a more mild peanut butter with more complex spicier flavors in it.

A perfect excuse to fire up the grill this weekend for something unique and delicious.

Grilled Chicken Skewers With Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe
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Grilled Chicken Skewers With Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 23 1x

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Ingredients

Chicken Skewers

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon, juice squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • pinch sriracha

Thai Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup creamy all natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes, season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine all chicken spices in a large Ziploc bag. Mix well and add the chicken. Shake and maneuver the bag until chicken is fully coated in the blend of spices. The chicken should take on a yellow hue. Let marinate in the fridge overnight or for at least 1 hour in a pinch.
  • Meanwhile, combine all peanut sauce ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Sauce should not be too thick, if so, add a little more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • If using wooden skewers, let skewers soak in water for 30 minutes before grilling. This will help to prevent burning on the grill.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat, place skewered chicken on the grill, rotating sides every 3-4 minutes until all 4 sides are golden/chicken is fully cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve with peanut dipping sauce.