Chicken Satay Recipe With Peanut Sauce

An easy chicken satay recipe served with a Thai inspired peanut sauce. The chicken is soaked in a coconut milk marinade before baking in the oven or grilling.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 6 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 330 kcal


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (3/4 to 1 pound total)
  • 10 wooden skewers soaked for about 30 minutes before using
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced


  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder

Peanut sauce:


  1. Marinating the chicken: In a large bowl, combine all marinade ingredients and stir until well-mixed. Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch chunks and add them to the marinade, stirring to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  2. Cooking the chicken: Thread chicken chunks onto the skewers, leaving about half of each skewer empty for handling. Place them in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake at 450 F for 10 minutes, flip the skewers, and then bake another 5 minutes or until cooked through. Alternatively, you can grill the chicken skewers.
  3. Making the sauce: While waiting for the chicken to cook, add all peanut sauce ingredients to a small saucepan. Whisk together over medium-low heat until smooth, a few minutes. Keep warm over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serving: Transfer chicken skewers onto a serving plate. Brush peanut sauce over the chicken. Top with sliced scallions and optionally black pepper. Serve while warm.

Nutrition Info

This recipe yields 3 g net carbs per serving (2-3 chicken skewers).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 330  
Total Fat 20g 31%
   Saturated Fat 3g 16%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 500mg 21%
Potassium 300mg 9%
Total Carb 5g 2%
   Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
   Sugars 1.5g  
Protein 30g  
Vitamin A 3% · Vitamin C 3% · Calcium 4% · Iron 8%