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Chicken Satay and More Easy Dinner Recipes

Updated on January 23, 2015

Chicken Satay Recipe

Easy Recipe for Chicken Satay
Easy Recipe for Chicken Satay | Source

Chicken for Dinner Again? Try This Easy, Delicious Recipe

Satay recipes originated in Indonesia and generally describe marinated, skewered and grilled meat served with a peanut or other spicy dipping sauce. Here are two great recipes for the grill: Chicken or Pork Satay and Shrimp Satay.

These easy, dinner recipes are healthy and delicious and can be cooked on the grill or in the oven.


Satay Peanut Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 TBSP creamy peanut butter (preferably a natural variety)
  • 2 TBSP hot water
  • 2 tsp juice of a fresh lime
  • 1/4 C. of marinade sauce

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Stir peanut butter and hot water together until smooth.
  2. Stir in the lime juice and marinade sauce. Mix well.
  3. Refrigerate until serving.

Recipe for Chicken or Pork Satay

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound chicken or pork tenderlion, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce ( I use the low-sodium stuff)
  • 2 sliced green onions
  • 3 TBSP Sriracha or other hot chili sauce
  • 3-4 TBSP minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP sesame oil
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced


Easy Chicken Satays on the Grill

A few minutes on each side...
A few minutes on each side...
...cook until juices run clear.
...cook until juices run clear.

The Chicken or Pork Satay Recipe

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut chicken or pork tenderloin into thin slices, about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Place sliced meat into a bowl or zip-lock bag to marinate.
  3. Combine the next 7 ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Set aside 1/4 cup for the dipping sauce.
  5. Pour the remaining marinade over the meat and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Meanwhile soak wooden skewers in water and make peanut dipping sauce (see above.)
  7. Thread chicken onto skewers, about 4 per skewer. Discard used marinade.
  8. Cook skewers on preheated grill for 3 or 4 minutes per side.
  9. Serve with the peanut dipping sauce, rice, vegetables and sauce for your dinner. Yum!

Shrimp Satay Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1/3 C. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP juice of a fresh lemon
  • 1/3 C. hot water
  • 1 tsp Sriracha or other hot chili sauce

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix together the garlic, soy sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar and lemon juice in a food processor.
  2. Slowly add hot water until blended.
  3. Add chili sauce, use more or less as you prefer.
  4. Refrigerate until serving.

Shrimp Satay Dinner Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 C. soy sauce
  • 1/3 C. peach or apricot jam
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix together soy sauce, jam and garlic in a food processor.
  2. Pour marinade over shrimp in a bowl or zip-lock bag.
  3. Marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile soak wooden skewers in water and make peanut dipping sauce (see aside.)
  5. Thread shrimp onto skewers, about 4 shrimp per skewer.
  6. Cook skewers on preheated grill for about 2 minutes on each side. Shrimp should be firm.
  7. Serve with the peanut dipping sauce as an appetizer or with rice, vegetables and sauce for your entrée. Enjoy!

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      Mrs. Menagerie 4 years ago from The Zoo

      Thank you!!!

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I just go gaga.. over satays.... and this hub is worth going nuts over...

      Loved the pictures... ( they're mouth watering)

      and the description to the recipes is exhaustive....

      Great hub

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I eat a lot of chicken (my main source of protein) and I'm always looking for new chicken recipes, especially easy ones. These definitely look delicious!

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      applejuic3 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      looks absolutely delicious. i am always down to try new things and this is 100% on my list.

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      Mrs. Menagerie 5 years ago from The Zoo

      Thanks Silverfish!

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      Silver Fish 5 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

      Thanks for that- brings back some lovely memories of Indonesia for me,

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      I hope you like them!!

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      freecampingaussie 6 years ago from Southern Spain

      They look delicious ! Thanks for the tip !

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Heehee!

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      MMM that sounds good too :) but I would rather have the Shrimp Satay. What time is dinner?

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Heehee, how 'bout some nice fruit kabobs? :)

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      That's it I am going my diet now.

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Hey Simone...what about sweet potatoes...par cooked, cubed, skewered and grilled with marinade? Then dipped in peanut sauce. Throw in some other veggies such as bell peppers and onion...just a thought.

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Hi alocsin and thanks. Actually the pork recipe works with chicken too. I definitely need a beef recipe, mmmmm.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I love satay. How about some beef and chicken satay recipes. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Thanks rorshak!

      K9keystrokes, your so welcome, I hope you get a chance to make them.

      Simone--I thought of you as I was writing this...there should be a veggie version because it is the peanut sauce and fresh cilantro that really make it good. Hmmm..let me think on that one.

      Hi Pia--I thought I saw a comment from you about kabobs...this is kinda similar, yes?

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      PiaC 6 years ago from Oakland, CA

      These sound so delicious! And quite simple to make as well. I order these in restaurants and always thought that they were too hard for a home cook. Thank you for the recipes.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Sounds delicious! I have never enjoyed ANY sort of satay before - are there any vegetarian versions?

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      India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

      The Pork sounds great, but that yummy Shrimp Satay and peanut sauce are really quite tempting! Thanks for sharing such flavorful sounding recipes!

      K9

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      rorshak sobchak 6 years ago

      Sounds great!! Nice Hub. :)