Delicious chicken satay or grilled chicken skewers marinated with spices and served with peanut sauce. Easy, authentic and the best chicken satay recipe you’ll find online!
Chicken satay is one of the most popular Asian appetizers and everyone loves them.
Now, how to make chicken satay at home?
It’s very easy and I have an authentic and the best chicken satay recipe for you, including the recipe for satay sauce!
My chicken satay recipe has been tried and tested by many readers. They are absolutely mouthwatering and delightful. Enjoy!
There are many versions of satay recipes from Asia, but let me assure you that the best satay in the world comes from Malaysia, my home country.
Called “Satay Ayam” in Malaysian language, any real foodies who have been to the entire Southeast Asia region will agree they are the best!
While Thai chicken sate are tasty, they are inferior to the scrumptious and rich flavors of Malaysian chicken satay.
The marinade is the most important part of the recipe. The best satay are marinated with lots of spices and ingredients, such as the following:
Traditionally, home cooks pound all the ingredients above with a mortar and pestle until it becomes a fine paste.
Mix the meat (either chicken, beef or mutton) with the marinade overnight to ensure that that every skewer is s bursting with robust flavors.
This dipping sauce is a must for satay. To make the sauce, please check out my peanut sauce recipe.
For the best and most authentic flavors, please follow my secrets and techniques below:
Yes, satay is very healthy as the spices used in the marinade have a lot of nutrients and health benefits, for example: turmeric.
You can certainly bake satay in the oven, or pan-fried on a skillet. They will taste delicious.
Yes, you can. For the best result, use a cast-iron grill pan to pan fry and cook on the stove top.
Yes, you can. Just wrap uncooked and raw skewers with a few sheets of aluminum foil tightly and freeze in the freezer.
Thaw them at room temperature before grilling.
This recipe serves six people and the calories are 263 per serving.
They are best served with Peanut sauce, sliced cucumber and cut onions. The cucumber and onion clean the palate between each skewer.
In Malaysia and Indonesia, rice cakes or ketupat are common. The rice cakes are cut into bite-sized cubes for serving.
If you are having an outdoor grilling or BBQ party, I recommend the following recipes.
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Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Watch the cooking video on this page for step-by-step guide.
If you prefer white meat, you can use 2 lbs. or 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts for this recipe.
Click for Peanut Sauce recipe.
Amount Per Serving Calories 263Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 144mgSodium 727mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 31g