Chicken Satay

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Yield: 4


  • 4 chicken breasts, skin off and boneless
  • 2 teaspoons Thai curry powder (tumeric, cumin, coriander, chilli combination)
  • 2 teaspoons palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons tamarind puree
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup blanched peanuts, lightly toasted


Slice chicken breast in half crossways and then into 6 strips.  Place chicken in a shallow dish with curry powder, sugar, soy, salt, lemon juice, tamarind and coconut milk .  Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer if possible.
Thread chicken strips onto bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water.
Pan fry or barbecue chicken until coloured and cooked through.
Heat the marinade ingredients in a saucepan with the peanuts, allow to bubble and reduce a little.
Serve chicken with sauce on the side.

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  1. I was listening to your show at 10 am on Radio Live and you gave the recipe for Chicken Satay sauce which I have found but you also gave your take on a quick satay sauce made with peanut butter etc. Would you please give that to me?