Chicken Satay Skewers

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Chicken Satay Skewers Recipe

Chicken Satay Skewers

In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make my chicken satay skewers with a delicious peanut sauce that is sure to impress your guests.  It’s also quick and easy to prepare for a mid-week family meal. You can prep the chicken and sauce ahead of time and simply cook the skewers just before serving. I love to serve my chicken satay with the traditional accompaniments of crunchy cucumber and red onion slices and steamed rice, just like I enjoyed it at the hawker stalls in Singapore.  

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 4 1x


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Chicken skewers

No cook peanut dipping sauce

To serve

  • Crushed peanuts
  • Lime wedges
  • Steamed rice
  • Cucumber slices
  • Red onion slices
  • Coriander
  • Fresh chilli (optional)


  1. Soak the skewers in water for 10 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  2. Place the chicken, curry powder, coconut milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss to coat. Thread the chicken onto the skewers (4-5 pieces on each skewer).
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken in batches for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  4. Combine the peanut sauce ingredients in a small bowl using a whisk. Add water until the sauce is creamy and at your desired consistency. It can be warmed on the stove if preferred (2-3 additional tablespoons of water will be required).
  5. Pile the chicken satay onto a platter. Serve a bowl of the dipping sauce on the side, scatter with crushed peanuts. Serve with lime wedges, steamed rice, cucumber slices, red onion slices, coriander and fresh chilli if using.


Note 1 – I like to buy peanuts in their shell – They last so much longer in the pantry. Simply peel on demand and chop roughly using your kitchen knife. 

MAKE AHEAD –  Refrigerate marinated skewers for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight. Cook as per the recipe. Prepare the sauce and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.

LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate cooked chicken and peanut sauce in separate containers for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven. Not suitable for freezing.


  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Fry, BBQ, Grill
  • Cuisine: Singaporean

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