Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

Ingredients for Chicken Satay:

(Tsp-Teaspoon; Tbsp-Tablespoon)

  • Boneless Chicken – 450 gms (1 lb)

Marinade, coarsely blended or crushed :

  • Shallots- 6 small (total around 35 gms)
  • Garlic cloves- 4-5 (5 gms)
  • Lemon grass, sliced- 2 stalks, white portion (2 tbsp, around 10 gms)
  • Turmeric Powder- 1.50 tsp (1.25 tsp if using white sugar instead of brown sugar in the marinade)
  • Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1.5 tsp
  • Brown Sugar- 1.5 tbsp
  • Oil-3 tbsp
    (use 2.5 tbsp of this marinade for 450 gms- 1 lb of chicken)

Peanut Dipping Sauce for Satay:

  • Peanut butter (crunchy)- 3 tbsp
  • Soy sauce ,low sodium-2.5 tsp
  • Sriracha Sauce-3 tsp (Or any other readymade Chilli Garlic Sauce)
  • Brown sugar-3 tsp
  • Lemon Juice- 1.25 tbsp
  • Grated ginger- 1 tsp
  • Chopped garlic -1 clove very finely chopped
  • Coconut milk-3 tsp
  • Water -3 tbsp

Wooden Skewers- around 6

Preparation:

  • Cut the chicken boneless fillets into 1” bite sized pieces. The pieces should be flat and not very thick.
  • Peel the shallots & garlic and slice the white portion of two lemon grass stalks.
  • Now to prepare the marinade, add all the items into a blender/mixer jar and blend it into a coarse mixture.
  • Alternatively you can also use a mortar & pestle to crush these roughly.
  • Take out 2.5 tbsp of this mixture and add it into the chicken pieces. Mix well and set aside for 2-3 hrs to marinate.
  • To prepare the Peanut Sauce, easiest way is to use readymade Peanut Butter (crunchy variety).
  • To make this sauce, grate a piece of peeled ginger and finely chop one garlic clove. You can use readymade Sriracha Sauce or any other readymade or home-made Chilli Garlic Sauce.
  • Add all the items in a bowl and whisk it till smooth.

Process:

  • Skewer the marinated chicken pieces on a Kebab stick or small wooden skewer 4 at a time.
  • Once done, preheat a Grill pan and brush it with oil.
  • Now place the skewers side by side 3-4 at a time.
  • Grill on one side on medium high heat for 3 mins and then flip. Repeat on the other side for another 3 mins.
  • Now turn the skewers again and baste the pieces with oil. Reduce heat to low and grill it for 3 more mins.
  • Flip again and baste with oil on the other side.
  • Continue to grill on low heat for another 3 mins till the meat is tender.
  • Serve hot with Peanut Sauce and some sliced cucumber.

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