Monday, September 19, 2011

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

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Hey Ya'll!

Today I have a recipe that is a great summer grilling recipe or its great for fall too. I think this is the confusing time of year for food bloggers. See, I live in Texas and its still 91 degrees outside. But I know people in Utah are having nice fall weather with 75 degrees. So I am still going to post some good end of summer favorites as well as some in the middle and some great fall recipes. I hope that is okay with y'all!

Chicken satay has always been a favorite of mine at Thai restauarants and to make. Its fast, flavorful and it always impresses guests. 


In case you were wondering, a satay  is a "Southeast Asian dish consisting of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer served with a spiced sauce."

So begin with some boneless skinless chicken breasts. I had some hearty ones that I cut in half so they were thinner. This helped them to cook quickly and evenly on the grill. 

Cut the chicken into small tenders that will lay flat on a grill, so not cubes but not as big as normal chicken tenders. See my pictures to get a better idea of size. 
Thread your chicken strips on to wooden skewers. If you will be grilling outside you need to soak your skewers in water for 30 minutes to help prevent them from burning. I used my indoor grill pan so I didn't need to soak mine. I also cut mine in half so they were easier to manage and fit on my grill pan.

Season your chicken with garlic salt and pepper, my go to seasoning for any chicken.You could also marinate or brush your chicken with the peanut sauce since a lot of it would cook off on the grill but could still leave some good flavor. 


I left my seasoning simple so that the dipping peanut sauce could really shine. 

Grill chicken about 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through. As always, make sure your grill pan or grill is nice and hot so you get those great grill marks!

While chicken is cooking, mix together ingredients for peanut sauce.

Serve skewers with dipping sauce and enjoy!


Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
adapted from WeightWatchers New Complete cookbook

This made a dozen half skewers.

Chicken Skewers
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
garlic salt
pepper

Peanut Dipping Sauce
3 TBS creamy or chunky peanut butter
2 TSP sugar
2 garlic cloves or 1 tsp minced garlic
2 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS water
2 TSP rice vinegar
1/2 tsp Siricha or chili garlic sauce
1 TBS chopped cilantro [I forgot it for the picture!]
Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes if grilling outside. Slice chicken into small pieces and thread onto skewers. Season with garlic salt and pepper. Heat grill pan or broiler and cook chicken for 4-5 minutes per side.

Combine peanut dipping ingridients and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. 

Enjoy!


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