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Chicken satay skewers on a green plate with peanut satay sauce and limes on white background overhead view.

Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

This Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce recipe makes a really tasty family dinner. Learn to make this quick and easy satay sauce from scratch. The marinated chicken satay skewers are served with a satay curry sauce made with peanut butter, garlic, honey and ginger. It also freezes well.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 879 kcal


For the marinade

  • 2 Cloves Garlic Peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp Fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp Dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp Runny honey
  • 3 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp Medium curry power
  • 800 g Boneless, skinless, chicken thighs

To finish the sauce

  • 300 ml Coconut milk
  • 100 g Crunchy peanut butter
  • 100 g Smooth peanut butter

To garnish

  • 60 g Spring onions (scallions) Trimmed and chopped
  • 50 g Dry roasted peanuts Lightly crushed


  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together apart from the chicken. Set half of this to one side for later. Add the chicken to the rest and leave to marinade in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

  2. Remove from the fridge and thread the chicken on to skewers. Discard the used marinade in that bowl if there is any left at the bottom (keep the second half that you'd left unused in the fridge!)

  3. Put the skewers on the grill pan, under a hot grill and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes, turning regularly, until starting to blacken at the edges slightly.

  4. Whilst the chicken is cooking, put the reserved marinade into a small pan and allow it to bubble over a high heat for 5 minutes to reduce slightly and become thicker and syrupy. 

  5. Add the coconut milk and peanut butters to the sauce and continue to cook for 5 - 10 minutes until thick and delicious. 

  6. Serve the skewers and sauce together sprinkled with chopped spring onions and roasted peanuts.

Recipe Notes

  • If you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water whilst you marinade the chicken, this will stop them burning. As you can see from my photos - I forgot this time!
  • Make sure you use sugar free, palm oil free peanut butters. They taste so much better than the highly processed stuff.
  • You make need more coconut milk than stated, add a little more (the rest of the tin) if your sauce is too thick or if you prefer it to be thinner.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 879 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62g95%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 190mg63%
Sodium 523mg23%
Potassium 1066mg30%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.