Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Thai


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



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


  1. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes, season with salt and pepper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If using wooden skewers, let skewers soak in water for 30 minutes before grilling. This will help to prevent burning on the grill.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve with peanut dipping sauce.

Keywords: thai peanut sauce, chicken satay, grilled chicken


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