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Chicken Satay Skewers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Marinating Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 27 mins
You can serve these chicken satay skewers as an appetizer for 6 to 8 people, or as an entrée with steamed rice for 4 people. Either way, make sure to serve them with the peanut sauce and some cucumber slices.
Course: Appetizers/Snacks
Keyword: Chicken, Lunch
Servings: 4
Calories: 359 kcal
  • 10 to 12 12-inch Bamboo Skewers
  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • cup coconut milk
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
For Serving:
  • peanut dipping sauce – See Recipe
  • sliced cucumber
  • lime wedges
  • Thai basil basil or mint leaves
  1. Soak the bamboo skewers in water for two hours so they do not splinter or burn while cooking.
  2. Slice the chicken breast into lengthwise strips, about ½-inch thick.
  3. Combine the coconut milk, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, fish sauce, cumin, coriander, turmeric, brown sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes. Add chicken strips and toss to evenly coat the chicken with the marinade. Refrigerate and marinate for 6 to 8 hours.

  4. Thread the chicken strips, like an accordion, onto the pre-soaked skewers. You can leave one piece of chicken on a skewer or double up and use two pieces of chicken per skewer.
  5. Cook the chicken in one of the following ways:
  6. a. Grill – Pre-heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan and oil the grates lightly. Grill for 4 minutes on each side.

  7. b. Broil – Place the chicken satay under the broiler for 4 minutes on each side.

  8. c. Pan Fry – Pre-heat a 12-inch pan or griddle over medium high heat and add a glug of peanut or vegetable oil. Pan-fry the chicken satay for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

  9. d. Air-fry – Pre-heat the air fryer to 400°F. Air fry for 10 to 12 minutes, turning over halfway through the cooking process.

  10. Transfer the cooked chicken to serving platter. Garnish with cucumber slices, lime wedges, torn basil or mint leaves and serve the chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Satay Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1127mg47%
Potassium 996mg28%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 81IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.