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Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce – Healthyish Foods

Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

This chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce is the perfect weeknight meal. It’s easy to make, loaded with flavor and jam packed with protein.
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Chicken Satay

  • 1 lb. chicken thighs, boneless skinless Smart Chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, as garnish
  • 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped small as garnish

Spicy Peanut sauce

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1.5 tablespoons lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1.5 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm water, to thin it out


  • 4 metal skewers soak wooden skewers in water before grilling
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 tray for the grilled chicken


  • Combine peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, sriracha, light brown sugar and water in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Cut the chicken tights into one-inch-thick pieces.
  • Add the pieces to a non-reactive, glass bowl.
  • Combine with coconut milk, light brown sugar, minced garlic, salt, turmeric, yellow curry powder, ginger powder, soy sauce. Mix well and let rest for 20 minutes at room temp or 2 hours covered in the refrigerator.
  • Skewer the meat. Use about one thigh per skewer. I was able to get 4 skewers.
  • Prepare the grill according to the steps above.
  • Once grilled, top with sesame seeds, chopped green onions, and peanut sauce.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 434kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 1677mg, Potassium: 461mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 120IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 3mg