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Chicken Skewers With Satay Sauce

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“A combination of two recipes that I found online: A Balinese recipe for satay sauce modified to use ingredients readily available in the West and another for the chicken skewers. Tried and tested :)”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak some wooden skewers in a bowl of cold water for ten minutes.
  2. For the chicken, combine all the ingredients, except for the chicken, in a large bowl and mix together well. Add the chicken and coat well with the mixture. Thread several pieces onto each wooden skewer and place aside on a platter. Cover with cling film and chill for at least two hours.
  3. For the satay sauce: Puree peanut butter, chillies, garlic, ginger and brown sugar in a food processor and transfer to a small saucepan. Add coconut milk, soy sauce and molasses and stir well.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, and then simmer until sauce has thickened and the flavors have merged, about 30 minutes. Stir often. Cool to room temperature and add more soy sauce or lemon juice as needed.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the lemon butter for basting the chicken. Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat and add the lemon juice, stirring well. Keep warm.
  6. Place the chicken skewers under a hot grill for 8-10 minutes, or until completely cooked through, basting with the lemon butter from time to time. Turn the skewers when the chicken becomes golden-brown.
  7. Divide the skewers between serving plates and drizzle over the satay sauce, or serve the sauce in a dipping bowl on the side.

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