• Katherine Arthurs

Quick Peanut Satay Chicken Skewers

Again I am on a mission to spice up your normal boring chicken breasts.


The other night, I looked in our refrigerator to find chicken breasts staring at me. Then I opened our pantry + looked right at the peanut butter.


That's how this was born.


Marinating chicken in coconut milk is similar to buttermilk. It keeps the chicken moist + tender, during the cooking process. You don't taste the coconut milk after it's cook but you will notice how tasty the chicken is. Plus with a good peanut sauce - what's not to love.


I love a good peanut sauce - this one is super simple, no cooking - just stir everything together + its ready to go.


Here is the simple recipe!


Quick Peanut Satay Chicken Skewers


2-4 boneless chicken breasts, cut in half + in tender slices

1 cup coconut milk

salt + pepper

12-15 wooden skewers

garnish with fresh cilantro + roasted peanuts


Peanut Sauce


3 tablespoons creamy or chunky real peanut butter

2 tablespoons coconut aminos or 1 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons fermented chili garlic sauce

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)

1 tablespoon warm water


In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the chicken, coconut milk + a pinch of each salt + pepper. Toss to coat the chicken in the coconut milk. Let sit.


To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Add more warm water until the desired consistency is reached.


Using one wooden skewer at a time, weave one piece of chicken onto a skewer. Using one skewer per piece of chicken, until they are all on the skewers.


Heat a grill pan or a grill on high heat. Once it is smoking hot, add about 6 skewers (or more - but don't crowd the pan). Let cook on the first side for 3 minutes + flip over. Remove from brown + cooked through. Repeat until all the skewers are cooked.


Using a small spoon, spoon the peanut sauce over the hot skewers. Keep extra sauce for dipping. Garnish with cilantro + peanuts.


Enjoy!