Quick and easy, Satay Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce is a family dinner winner! The coconut marinade keeps the chicken tender and the spicy sauce is ready in minutes- perfect for busy weeknights
Happy New Year! The holidays just whipped on by and now we have a long winter ahead. This is the time of year I try to clean out the cabinets and use up anything I can find just so I don’t have to trek out to the store in the blustery cold weather. It’s quite chilly here in the Northeast right now but the sun is shining which makes it seem like it’s warm outside….until you actually get outside.
So, to minimize trips to the store, I like to keep a fully stocked pantry during the winter months but still try to punch up the flavor of my dinners to make them seem brighter. Kind of like a culinary vacation, if you will. Things like hot sauce, coconut milk, lime juice…anything I can think of to keep meals bright and flavorful.
This Satay Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce makes a frequent appearance on my family dinner table all year long. It’s so easy to make and you can even marinade the chicken overnight for a quick dinner during the week.
And who doesn’t love food on a stick? My kids will, basically, eat anything if it’s served on a stick. Plus, it helps to keep portion control in check if you’re following a healthy diet this year.
I cook the Satay Chicken on a grill pan when it’s too chilly to cook outside but when the weather is warmer, these are fantastic cooked on the grill. Just remember to soak your skewers for at least an hour before hand to prevent them from catching on fire.
The Spicy Peanut Sauce is easy to make and only takes about a minute. You can make it in advance and leftovers are amazing drizzled over a salad or used to dip fresh veggies!
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes + marinating time
Cook Time: 8 minutes
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