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Indonesian satay chicken skewers

Indonesian Satay Chicken Skewers

Indonesian satay chicken skewers

Who doesn’t love a satay chicken dipper? I’ve got a super simple and nasty-free recipe for you. If you’re making this prior to a party or having guests around you can pop it in the fridge before cooking. In fact, I recommend you do so you make the most of that delicious Indonesian satay marinade.

Makes: 10



  • ½ brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
  • 180g lightly salted peanut butter
  • 200mL coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 lime, juiced + extra to serve
  • Pinch chilli flakes (optional)
  • 700g chicken breast, sliced into 2cm cubes
  • 10 presoaked wooden skewers (or stainless steel if you have them)
  1. Place onion and garlic in lightly greased medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 3-4 mins, or until softened. Add peanut butter, coconut milk, tamari and water. Stir to combine, then simmer on very low heat for 2 mins until mixture thins. Remove from heat and stir through lime juice and chilli flakes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Thread chicken onto skewers. Brush about ¼ of satay mixture onto chicken (taking care not to double-dip the brush to avoid cross-contamination). Set threaded skewers aside in fridge until ready to cook them.
  3. Heat large griddle or frying pan over a medium-high heat. Brush skewers with a little olive oil. Grill skewers for 8 mins, or until cooked through, turning every 2 mins or so.
  4. Place on serving plate on bed of rocket. Transfer remaining satay sauce into small bowl.
  5. To serve, dip skewers into sauce. Squeeze over extra lime.

Tip: For really little kids, you can remove the chicken from the skewers before they eat to avoid any difficulty eating.


Alex Stuart

Alexx Stuart is a passionate educator in the space she calls "living a low-tox life". Through her speaking, workshops, e-courses and online community, she helps people make the best new choices for themselves, their family and the planet.