Friday, May 14, 2010

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is a quick, easy and tasty weeknight meal. The chicken is tender and flavorful and the peanut sauce has a hint (or more if you like) of heat. While the chicken pieces marinate soak your wooden skewers in some water so they will be ready for the grill, make the peanut sauce  and side dishes. Rice and steamed or grilled vegetables are very good with this sauce.  After thirty minutes in the marinade the chicken is ready to grill. Push 3-4 chicken pieces on a skewer and grill 2-3 minute per side.

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
4 chicken breast halves
4 cloves mince garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Peanut sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk - coconut milk would be good
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
 cayenne pepper to taste

Cut the chicken breast on the bias into 1/2 inch strips, place in a bowl or zip lock bag.

Put all ingredient for the marinade in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth, pour over chicken. Refrigerate for thirty minutes.

To make peanut sauce.  Stir all ingredients in a pan over low heat, until mixture just comes to a boil, remove from heat. Or place in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 1 minute. Sauce will thicken as it stands.

Heat grill, place chicken strips on skewers and grill over medium heat for 2 to3 minutes per side. Serve with peanut sauce.
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