Chicken Satay on Skewers with Peanut Sauce

There is nothing more delicious than a big plate of Chicken Satay. We love it and eat heaps of in the summer as you can throw it on the BBQ and whip up a peanut sauce in minutes. There are many variations of this terrific dish – you can thread pineapple in between the chicken pieces or use other vegetables like red peppers or baby onions…
This same recipe applies for using meat -use fillet steak but only cook for a few minutes to ensure juicy, tender Beef Satay…

Chicken Satay

Ingredients:

1 kg chicken thighs
½ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
Couple of tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
Bamboo skewers

Method:
Cut the each of the chicken thighs into about six pieces
Mix together the soy, honey & Sesame Oil and marinate overnight in the fridge or at least for a few hours
Thread onto bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water for a couple of hours. The soaking prevents the wooden skewers from burning on the grill
Sprinkle with brown sugar – this will caramelise when cooking and gives a lovely flavour
Pass to husband to expertly deal with the cooking on BBQ grill
Ensure they are cooked through – around 15 minutes or so
Serve with peanut sauce
Makes about 20 or so skewers

Lizzie’s Peanut Sauce:

1 cup of crunchy peanut butter
2 generous tablespoons of honey
1 250g tin of coconut milk
½ cup of water
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 tablespoon of Hoi Sin sauce
1 teaspoon of hot chilli sauce (more or less to taste)

Put all of the ingredients into a heavy based pot and slowly bring to the boil while stirring.
Once it boils – take off the stove – it will thicken on cooling.

Bon Appetit! 🙂

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