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Thai Chicken Satay

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Servings: Serves 4

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Prep Time: 40 minutes


1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, havles
2 whole garlic cloves, minced (divided)
4 teaspoons sugar (divided)
2 tablespoon asian-style fish sauce, available in your market's international foods aisle
3 tablespoon fresh lime juice (divided)
1 1/4 teaspoon cumin (divided)
4 tablespoons lemon grass, finely minced
1 tablespoon Cliantro leaves, minced or 1 teaspoon Spicy Peanut Sauce
1 tablespoon safflower oil
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup peanuts
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon hot chili sauce, to taste


1. Soak 4 bamboo skewers in water an hour
2. Place chicken between sheets of waxed paper and pound gently to flatten slightly. Cut chicken in diagonal strips about 1/2-inch thick. In shallow pan, place garlic, sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, cumin, lemongrass or rind, and cilantro. Stir to mix well. Add the chicken into mixture, turning to coat. Place in baking dish, cover, and refrigerate two hours to overnight.
3. Thread a marinated chicken strip onto each skewer. Cook chicken on prepared grill, about 3 minutes per side or until no longer pink inside.
4. For sauce, place safflower oil in small skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and lemongrass or lemon rind. Cook and stir 3 minutes and remove from heat. In food processor, chop peanuts, then add onion mixture, coconut milk, cumin, sugar, lime juice, salt, soy sauce, and hot chili sauce. Process until smooth. Serve chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce.
Courtesy of Taste for Life
Courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 852 kcal (42%)
Calories from Fat 261 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 29 g (44%)
Saturated Fat 13 g (65%)
Cholesterol 126 mg (42%)
Sodium 1146 mg (47%)
Total Carbohydrates 113 g (37%)
Dietary Fiber 15 g (60%)
Protein 77 g (128%)
Vitamin A 93 IU (1%)
Vitamin C 97 mg (161%)
Calcium 577 mg (11%)
Iron 17 mg (28%)

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