I have made this satay for years. I first made it for my husband's graduation party when he received his Master's Degree in engineering. I was almost seven months pregnant (with Tati the food blogger) and we had over 20 people at the party. I also served another satay and an ice cream torte both of which I had never made before. That wasn't very smart of me, but thankfully everything turned out.
I like to give credit where credit is due, but I simply don't know where I acquired this recipe. I love the peanut sauce; it is spicy, but not overpowering. We made this over the weekend and just like my grandma Ida used to say "many hands make light work!" My husband cut up the chicken, put it on skewers and barbequed it. My daughter Tati made the peanut sauce. Me? I just made the marinade and supervised!
This is my Foodie Friday entry for the party hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum. You can find more wonderful food at Foodie Friday here:
I have also linked this recipe to Food on Fridays here:
Marinate 2-3 pounds chicken that has been cut up into 1-inch breast pieces in the following for about one hour.
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 teaspoons minced peeled ginger
3 teaspoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons coriander -- I never use this, but I do garnish with cilantro
3 teaspoons lime juice
1-1/2 teaspoons red chili paste -- you can find this in the Asian section of your grocery store
Soak about 12 bamboo skewers in water for about 1/2 hour. Pierce 5-6 pieces of chicken on each bamboo skewer. Grill until browned on each side; this does not take very long.
The skewers happily cooking on the grill. My husband grilled the skewers and my heart went "a-flutter" when I saw HIM taking pictures of the chicken skewers!!
Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe
6 tablespoons minced onion
3 teaspoons peanut oil
In a medium saucepan saute the onion with the peanut oil for about 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
3 teaspoons red chile paste
1 cup chicken stock
3 teaspoons soy sauce
3 teaspoons shredded coconut
Add the chile paste, stock, soy sauce, and coconut to the onions and peanut oil and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat.
9 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
9 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons lime juice
Add the peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk, and lime juice to the sauce pan (with all the other ingredients) and blend and simmer gently for about 2-3 minutes. Keep warm.
Serve warm peanut sauce with the chicken skewers. This recipe will serve about 6-8 people.