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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Chicken satay, Malaysia satay, grilled chicken, chicken skewer, peanut sauce, kid-friendly recipe, toddler, food 4 tots


Yield: 10 sticks

280g chicken fillet 鸡柳, about 8 strips (note 1)

Ingredients for marinade:
2 stalks of lemongrass (chopped) (note 2)
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
4 shallots (chopped)
1 ½ tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons honey
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons oil (I used extra light olive oil)

10-12 bamboo skewers (I bought mine from Daiso)


  1. Soak satay skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. This is to prevent them from burning or charred during grilling.
  2. Wash and pat dry chicken fillet. Remove the white tendon and cut into bite size about 2cm cube.
  3. Pound lemongrass, garlic and shallots with a pestle and mortar or with a food processor until fine. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, turmeric powder, brown sugar, honey, pepper and oil.
  4. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade to mix until well coated. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  5. When ready to cook, thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers. Discard any excess marinade.
  6. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. Lightly brush it, as well as the chicken satay with oil. Cook the chicken satay for about 3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your chicken. Or, you can broil them in an oven using the grill function.
  7. Serve with cucumber, onion and peanut satay sauce.


  1. You can also use skinless and boneless chicken breast or thigh.
  2. For lemongrass, discard the outer layer, cut off the upper green stalk and use only the tender inner white bulb.
  3. If you don’t have a grill, you can cook them on a frying pan until lightly brown and finish off by baking in the oven.

Chicken satay, Malaysia satay, grilled chicken, chicken skewer, peanut sauce, kid-friendly recipe, toddler, food 4 tots

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  1. Hi Lai Kuan, your homemade satay and peanut sauce sure looks good and delicious! I like your shortcuts, easy to follow recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  2. tigerfish says:

    Wow, your satay look perfectly seasoned. Succulent, delicious,scrumptious!

  3. These satay skewers look scrumptious, esp. with that homemade peanut sauce!

  4. Katie Evans says:

    I am so grateful for this recipe as I was able to devour on some really good satay and peanut sauce recipe!.

  5. michelle poh says:

    Hi, if I use a roaster or broiler, what temperature should I set?

  6. Olivia wong says:

    Hi, Lai Kuan, i would like to know how to make the satay peanut sauce.thanks!

  7. olivia wong says:

    Hi, Lai kuan, I had seen the satay peanut sauce recipe from that chicken satay post…sorry for bothering you!

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