Chicken Satay


Delicious grilled chicken satay, marinated in a paste made of turmeric, garlic, chili and lemon grass. Easy to create, but you'll need some patience while the flavors will enhance.

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Chicken satay
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2018-03-23, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 15-02-2021

20 minutes 4 people Main course
Chicken satay


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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 lemongrass stalk (or use 1 teaspoon ground lemongrass)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
Chicken satay ingredients
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  • mortar and pestle or use a small blender
  • medium-sized pan
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • wooden skewers
  • grill pan or barbecue

Chicken Satay

20 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes + marinating time

Peel and coarsely chop the shallots and garlic cloves. Remove the seeds of the chili peppers if you like a milder version and also coarsely chop the peppers. Create a puree of the shallots, garlic cloves and chili peppers.

You can use a mortar or small blender. Add turmeric, coriander, ginger, lemongrass, soy sauce and brown sugar and blend until you've reached a smooth paste.

Remove any excess fat or muscles from the chicken breasts and chop into bite-size pieces. Combine the spice paste with the chicken and let it marinate for at least an hour.  

Chicken satay
Chicken satay

Finishing the chicken satay -- 10 minutes

Pierce the pieces of chicken onto the wooden skewers and heat the grill pan on medium-high heat. Grill the chicken satay a few minutes on each side.

CHECK if the chicken is done and serve with some satay sauce if you like. Enjoy!

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