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Best Satay Recipes - Chicken, Beef, Lamb, and Venison Satay - Step By Step Guide

Updated on November 15, 2016

Satay has long been a local and Malaysian visitor’s favourite. It can be found at food stalls all over the country. Here are the list of recipes of various satay (or sate) found in Malaysia, namely Chicken Satay, Beef Satay, Lamb Satay, and Venison Satay. Enjoy !

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay Recipe


300g boneless chicken meat cut from thigh

½ teaspoon chilli powder

1 tablespoon sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

Spice Paste Ingredients

6 shallots

1 clove garlic

3 lemon grass

2 tablespoons oil or margarine

Satay Sauce

100g roasted peanuts

1 fresh red chili, cored, seeded and chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

4 tablespoons red curry paste

375 ml coconut milk

2 tablespoons squeeze lime juice

Side Accompaniment

1 Cucumber

A few shallots or onions

Method :

First Part : Marinate the Chicken

1) Cut the boneless chicken meat in small cubes about 1 inch long.

2) Chop the spice paste ingredients then blend them to fine paste.

3) Add the blended spice paste to the chicken and all other seasonings.

4) Marinate for 12 hours or longer.

Second Part : Prepare the Satay Sauce

1) Slice the chilli into half, remove the seed and cut it into small pieces.

2) Remove the garlic skin and chop it into small pieces.

3) Blend the peanuts, chilli and garlic in a blender until fine.

4) Remove it from the blender and add the curry paste, 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and the lime juice. Mix the ingredient evenly.

5) Pour the mixture into a saucepan.

6) Stir in the remaining coconut milk and sugar.

7) Boil the ingredients at medium heat for about 2 minutes.

8) Lower the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid burning it.

9) Add some water if the sauce thickened.

Third Part : Barbeque the Threaded Chicken

1) Soak the bamboo skewers in water to prevent them from burning. Thread the chicken pieces onto bamboo skewers.

2) Barbeque over charcoal fire.

3) Turn the satay from time to time and used a lightly bruised piece of lemon grass to brush the oil or margarine over the chicken as you barbeque it. (This action will avoid burning the satay and add fragrant to the meat at the same time)

4) When it is cooked, serve with satay sauce, sliced raw onions/shallots and cucumber.

Beef Satay
Beef Satay

Beef Satay Recipe


550g of beef

1/3 cup teriyaki sauce

1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or Tabasco sauce

Method :

1) Slice the beef into pieces of about one inch long and wide.

2) Marinate the beef slices with teriyaki sauce and hot pepper sauce.

3) Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

4) Soak the bamboo skewers in water to prevent them from burning. Thread the beef slices on bamboo skewers.

5) Grill or barbeque the skewers until the beef is slightly pink in the middle or to desired done-ness.

6) Serve with Peanut Sauce (See Peanut Sauce Recipe above).

Lamb Satay
Lamb Satay

Mutton or Lamb Satay Recipe


600g lean lamb leg steaks

Marinade Ingredients

2 Tbsp oil

2 Tbsp peanut butter

1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

2 Tbsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp pre-prepared satay sauce

1 Tbsp white vinegar

Method :

1) Trim and cut the lamb into cubes or thin slices of 2cmx2cm size.

2) Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl.

3) Marinate the sliced lamb pieces for about 8 hours.

4) Soak the bamboo skewers in water to prevent them from burning.

5) Thread the marinated lamb slices into bamboo skewers

6) Barbeque the skewers for about 10 minutes or until cook. Turn frequently.

7) Serve with peanut sauce (See Peanut Sauce Recipe above)

Venison satay with peanut sauce
Venison satay with peanut sauce
Venison satay
Venison satay | Source

Venison Satay Recipe

Here is the tender and juicy venison satay recipe. So delicious !


450 g venison

Marinate ingredients


1/3 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground ginger

2 garlic cloves

2 bay leaves

1/2 cup pineapple juice

Method :

1) Cut the venison into cubes or slices of 2cmx2cm size.

2) Combine all the marinate ingredients.

3) Marinate the sliced venison for 48 hours or more for better taste.

4) Sock the bamboo skewers to avoid burning.

5) Thread the marinated venison on the bamboo skewers.

6) Grill the venison satay until cooked. Turn frequently.

7) Serve with peanut sauce. (See peanut sauce recipe above)



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    • Ingenira profile image

      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for linking, Claudia Tello. I will look at your hub now.

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      Claudia Tello 6 years ago from Mexico

      All of the different satays look delicious! I linked this Hub to the one I am currently writing about Gili Trawangan in Indonesia. It has a food section where I made a hyperlink to your recipes, thanks!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      thank youuuuuuu.... Lyn. :) 1000 e-satays for you!

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      Lyn.Stewart 6 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      oh I soooo love satay's ...Thank you ever so much for sharing these wonderful recipies with everyone

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Thank you, Eiddwen. Appreciate your comment.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Another great hub to bookmark.

      Thank you for sharing and take care


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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Glad you like it, toknowinfo. :)

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      toknowinfo 6 years ago

      Thanks for these great recipes. I love satay dishes, and I can't wait to try these. Rated up and useful.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Thank you, Tony. I am impressed that you can cook. :)

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      I also love chicken satay. Now I'll be able to maake it myself! Thanks so much for this awesome recipe. And the pix have made me hungry!

      Love and peace


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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Half a dozen chicken satay for you, Prasetio. LOL. Thanks for dropping by.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Chicken satay is my favorite. Thanks for share this recipe. You make me hungry, LOL. Hmmm.... yummy! Rated up up up!


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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Thank you, Sally. :)

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Delicious pictures. Great step-by-step instructions. Thanks!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Glad to see you here, QudsiaP1 ! You are eating, so I am glad to know that you are better today. :) It's ok to blame me for having appetite again.

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      QudsiaP1 6 years ago

      I officially crave food and I just ate!

      I totally blame you. :P