Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

If I could swan dive into a large vat of peanut sauce, I would. Every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Except it probably would be more of a belly flop as opposed to a swan dive, but hey, who’s keeping score?

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I love love love peanut sauce. Probably because I love love love peanut butter. And when the peanut sauce is slathered all over marinated + grilled chicken, I honestly could die and go straight to heaven. Oh, and don’t forget the fresh spring rolls we had on the side (spring roll recipe coming soon). Y’all, this just made the top 5 list of favorite summer foods. It’s filling, but light enough for a hot day and healthy enough to not throw off your bikini bod plans.

Which reminds me. In my workout class yesterday, my instructor gleefully exclaimed that it was almost time for bikini season. Because who ISN’T jumping for joy over that news?

Rolls eyes dramatically.

When I informed her that some of us could use a few more weeks until we start prancing around in 8 square inches of fabric to cover our entire bodies, she looked me dead in the eyes and very solemnly informed me that “summer bodies are made in the winter”.

Oh. Well you want to know what I MADE this winter? Cookies. I made a lot of cookies.

Suffice to say, this instructor and I probably won’t be friends next winter.

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for the chicken:

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 12 wooden or metal skewers — if you use wooden, make sure to soak them in water for as long as possible (around an hour is ideal) to help prevent them from burning

for the spicy peanut sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons ‘lite’ coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste


  1. Whisk lime juice, oil, soy sauce, fish sauce and red pepper in a shallow dish until combined; add chicken and turn to coat. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.
  2. To prepare peanut sauce: Whisk peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and red pepper until smooth.
  3. Preheat grill to high. Thread each chicken tender onto a wooden skewer. Grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 3 minutes per side. Serve warm or chilled with peanut sauce.

Yields: 4 servings

Recipe from: Eating Well


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