November 17, 2015

Recipe: Chicken Sate w/ Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Salad

chicken satay dinner recipe

Umm...YUM. Pretty sure I say that about all my recipes and pretty sure I say that I say that a lot (still following me here?), but I only post recipes that my family and I truly enjoy. This is my first attempt at a chicken sate in over 3 years and I don't know why I didn't attempt it sooner. 

My 3 year old gobbled this up without me even having to ask, and my 7 month old ate it without any faces...though to be fair she will literally eat any food at this point.

I made a few substitutions from the original recipe because I couldn't find certain ingredients...or I didn't want to buy them, but this still turned out awesome!



Okey doke,  I couldn't find Masaman curry paste, so I used about a tsp of red curry paste in its place, and I didn't use turmeric because quite frankly, I didn't want to buy a package of something I rarely use. I don't know what the sate would have tasted like WITH both ingredients, but even with the substitutions it was damned good!

I ended up marinating my meat the night before just to save on prep time during dinner, the flavor was even more intense, I had a skewer without the peanut sauce and it was tasty just on its own. The original recipe as posted suggest serving it with some slices of cucumber, but since this is already an easy recipe and your peanut sauce and chicken cooks at the same time, I decided to make a small cucumber salad. Check out the recipe in this blog post.


Chicken Sate w/ Peanut Sauce


Ingredients:
o 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
o 20 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 min

Marinade:
o 2 tbs fish sauce
o 11⁄2 tbs minced garlic
o 21⁄2 tsp sweet soy sauce
o 21⁄2 tsp sugar
o 1⁄2 tsp turmeric powder
o 1⁄2 tsp ground coriander
o 1⁄4 tsp ground cayenne pepper 
o 2 tsp Masaman curry paste
o 1/3 cup coconut milk

Peanut Sauce : o 1 tsp Masaman curry paste
o 11⁄2 tbs fish sauce
o 3-4 tbs creamy peanut butter
o 11⁄2 tbs sugar
o 1tsp paprika
o 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
o 11⁄2 cups coconut milk
o 1⁄2 cup crushed peanuts 


Happy cooking!



Click here for a PDF of this recipe.

Click here for  a PDF of the cucumber salad.