Thai chicken satay skewers make for an easy and delicious appetizer or side dish. Pair these tasty and fragrant skewers with some peanut dipping sauce and you've got something spectacular!
Thai food is awesome.
Years ago when I moved to Toronto I was able to have my first taste of authentic Thai food and have loved it ever since.
One of my favorite Thai foods are those yummy meat skewers called “satay”. Since I like to make things at home rather than spend money on take-out I've created my own version.
This recipe is for chicken satay, however you could also use beef in the marinade if you prefer.
The marinade is made of a deliciously fragrant combination of coconut milk, curry powder, cilantro, a little bit of brown sugar and some fish sauce.
Whatever meat you choose, the flavors will taste best if you marinade everything overnight.
You can either cook these in the oven, or you can put them on the grill. Either way they taste and smell amazing!
Serve these with some delicious Thai peanut dipping sauce and you've got yourself an awesome appetizer for your next get-together!
In the next few days I'll also be posting the recipe for my homemade Thai peanut dipping sauce, so stay tuned! 🙂
- 5 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless, sliced into strips
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp curry powder
- 2 tbsp peanut oil
- Wooden skewers – pre-soaked in water
- Combine well, all ingredients except for the chicken.
- Place chicken slices in a bowl or into a large zip top bag.
- Pour the previously combined ingredients over the chicken.
- Move the chicken around in the baggie or bowl so that everything is well combined.
- Cover the bowl or seal the bag and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Once the chicken has marinated, push the slices of chicken onto the skewers (I like to do a zip zag pattern).
- Discard unused marinade.
If using an oven to cook
- Pre-heat the oven to 425°F and lay the chicken skewers on a broiler style pan.
- Brush the chicken with peanut oil, cook for about 20 minutes and turn half way through cooking.
If using a Grill
- Set grill to medium high heat.
- Cook skewers 2-3 minutes per side. About 15 minutes total or until chicken is no longer pink on the inside.
- Brush with peanut oil as you rotate the skewers.
- Serve the skewers with Thai style peanut dipping sauce.
I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below! 🙂