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Chicken Satay with Asian Dipping Sauce

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6
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Easy, fast and delicious, this marinated chicken and dipping sauce makes a great appetizer or dinner when served with rice and salad.
by: Sarah Walker Caron
Updated Aug 4, 2016
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  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken, cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil


  • 1
    Place wooden skewers in cold water to soak.
  • 2
    Whisk together the marinade ingredients until smooth. Add the chicken, cover and chill for one hour (or up to four hours).
  • 3
    Once the chicken is sufficiently marinated, heat the grill on its medium setting or prepare charcoal for cooking.
  • 4
    Thread the chicken strips onto the water-soaked skewers.
  • 5
    Grill for 3-4 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, whisk together the dipping sauce ingredients.
  • 7
    Serve immediately, with the dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • The first time I had chicken satay, I was about 14 years old and in Cape May, New Jersey, with my friend’s family. Her aunt was getting married, and we were hosting a bridal shower at the rental house we were staying in.

    My friend’s mom had me make the dipping sauce for the satay. I thought the combination of peanut butter and soy sauce would never, ever work. Frankly it seemed bizarre. But once all was said and done, I discovered that the combination was killer – and the chicken was the best I ever had.

    I may or may not have single-handedly polished off the leftovers.

    Since then, satay has become a mainstay for me whenever I see it on a menu. And if it comes with rice noodles, all the better.

    Recently I introduced my family to the joy that is this dish. My Chicken Satay with Asian Dipping Sauce is easy to make – only 4 ingredients for the marinade and 5 for the dipping sauce. But simplicity aside, it’s a delicious, delightful dish to serve as an appetizer or as part of dinner.

    Try serving it with Seasoned Rice Noodles with Cucumber and Carrot Salad. It’s a great combination!

    Interested in a different dipping sauce?

    A peanut and soy sauce dipping sauce, like the one included in this recipe, is common for satay. But there are other dipping options such as yogurt-cucumber sauce. You could also go hotter with the dipping sauce, adding some sweet chile paste to it.

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    Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
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