I actually didn't know what Chicken Satay was exactly before seeing this recipe. All I knew was how good it looked! :)
Chicken Satay is a Thai dish of chicken skewers that is typically served with a peanut dipping sauce. A few tweaks and this becomes a delicious paleo-friendly version...
Ingredients for Chicken Skewers: Prep time: 2-4 hrs Cook time: 8-12 mins Serves: 5-6
- 1 cup unsweetened full-fat canned coconut milk
- 3 cloves garlic, grated
- 1-2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2.5 lbs chicken tenders
- Combine coconut milk, garlic, ginger, curry powder and salt in a small mixing bowl. Mix until combined. (I used a whisk;)
- Marinate chicken with mixture for 2-4 hours. (I used a large ziplock bag which worked great)
- Soak wooden skewers for a minimum of 1 hour, prior to grilling. (I put them in a 9" x 13" baking dish filled with water)
- Preheat grill to high heat.
- Skewer chicken tenders with the pre-soaked wooden skewers.
- Grill over medium-high heat for 8-12 minutes, turning as necessary to cook evenly.
- Serve with "Peanut" satay dipping sauce. (Recipe below; I made this ahead of time)
Ingredients for "Peanut" Satay Dipping Sauce: Makes 2 cups
- 1 cup sunflower butter or raw almond butter (I used almond butter)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor.
- Blend until a creamy, smooth consistency.
It's a delicious sauce... creamy and nutty with a spicy "kick"! I made this Thai dish last Sunday for a "thank you" lunch for our friends that helped us out big time recently by babysitting our French Bulldog Stella...last minute for a whole week! We are so grateful. Thank you Meredith for taking such good care of her...and thank you Shawn for adjusting her, her chiropractic care you've given her has really made a big improvement. Her facial paralysis is looking a lot better.
I always get a little nervous cooking something new for guests...if I've never made it, let alone tried it before! This was a hit! :) What a nice, relaxing Sunday. Good food followed by a really fun card game that they brought, "Phase 10". We went out and bought it the next day and my husband and I have played it every night since! LOVE! I used to love playing rummy...it's similar but way more fun.
This recipe is from my very first Paleo cookbook I ever bought... "Make it Paleo" by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason. I love the recipes and beautiful big photos in this cookbook. They recently came out with "Make it Paleo II"....can't wait to get it. My friend got it and said it's amazing!
If you're looking for a fun, different, delicious dish for guests or family....this recipe won't disappoint. Enjoy!