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Peanut Sauce with Grilled Chicken Satay

Peanut Sauce with Grilled Chicken Satay

These savory skewers of marinated grilled chicken served with a homemade peanut sauce are a delicious game day appetizer or meal.

6 Servings
prep time
Prep Time 30 minutes
cook time
Cook Time 2 hours
total time
Total Time 2 hours, 30 minutes


Peanut Sauce

  • 1 ¼ cups PLANTERS® Dry Roasted Peanuts, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4  teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water

Chicken Satay

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 ½  teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Peanut Sauce
  • Suggested toppings: Chopped green onions and chopped peanuts.


Peanut Sauce

  1. Place 1 cup peanuts and oil in food processor and process until they form a smooth paste. Add lime juice, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Blend until smooth. Add water if desired to achieve sauce consistency.
  2. Chop remaining ¼ cup peanuts.
  3. Stir some of the chopped peanuts into sauce and garnish with remaining chopped peanuts.
  4. Serve with Chicken Satay.

Chicken Satay

  1. In medium bowl, combine coconut milk, soy sauce, curry powder, turmeric, garlic, ginger, brown sugar and fish sauce. Transfer mixture to a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours.
  2. Heat grill to medium high heat. Drain chicken from the marinade; discard marinade. Thread chicken onto skewers. Brush with canola oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Add skewers to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165°F, about 12-15 minutes.  Serve with peanut sauce and suggested toppings.
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