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Satay Chicken Skewers With Indonesian Peanut Sauce

Here goes one of my favorite recipes! Satay chicken is so easy to make and so dang good!
Prep Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indonesian


  • Skewer sticks
  • Food processor


Satay Chicken Skewers

  • 1 chicken breast boneless
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp oil

Indonesian Peanut Sauce

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno or habanero, serrano, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


Satay Chicken Skewers

  • Cut chicken breast into one inch thick slices. Combine all other ingredients together in a bowl. Add chicken to marinade bowl and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Stick skewers into each slice of chicken and grill until chicken is charred, about 4 minutes on each side. Set aside and serve with Peanut Sauce.

Indonesian Peanut Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth. Serve with Satay Chicken Skewers.


  • Marinate the chicken for up to 3 hours for the best and tastiest results! I know I know, sometimes we don't have 3 hours, so be sure to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • If you don't have a jalapeno on hand for the peanut sauce, grab a serrano or habanero pepper. And if you don't have any of those, some red chili flakes or cayenne pepper will do the trick too!