Chicken Satay Skewers
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Serves: Makes around 12 skewers
Plus optional 30 mins marinating time.
  • 1 tbsp size ginger (peeled)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 and half tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • Small bunch fresh coriander (finely chopped)
  • 2 spring onions (finely sliced)
  • 1 300-400g pack chicken breast fillets
  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 small red chilli (finely sliced)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Wooden skewers (that have been soaked for around 30 mins in cold water)
  1. In a large bowl grate the ginger and then crush the garlic. Add the turmeric and cumin. Then pour in the honey and then add the peanut butter. Using a fork whisk the mixture so that the butter is combined with all the other ingredients. Then add soy sauce and lime juice and mix again with a fork to loosen the mixture. Add the spring onions, chilli and coriander and then pour in the coconut milk. Using a wooden spoon mix the mixture carefully so that the spices and butter become combined with the coconut milk. Leave to one side.
  2. Wrap the chicken breasts in cling film and bash and roll out flat with a rolling pin. Unwrap and cut into long thin strips.
  3. Go back to the satay mixture and pour half into a separate bowl. Take that bowl and add the chicken to it, making sure the meat is coated in the satay sauce. Ideally leave this to marinade for around 30 mins but you can also skip that part.
  4. Take a piece of chicken and thread onto a skewer. Repeat until all the chicken is done. Heat a griddle pan and once hot add the chicken skewers and cook for around 15 mins turning them over regularly.
  5. While the chicken is cooking add the other half of the sauce into a small saucepan and gently heat up for just 5 mins. You don't want the dip to be piping hot, just warmed through.
  6. Plate up the sauce in a serving bowl alongside the skewers and garnish with some fresh coriander and spring onions.
Recipe by A Modern Rose at