Chicken Satay Recipe

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Another recipe that we created on our Asian Tapas night were these Chicken Satay Skewers.

The reason why we decided we wanted to have this dinner theme night was because it reminded us of eating all the street food during the night markets in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Learn more about some of the unique things you can find at the Thai markets by reading about the best things to eat and do in Chiang Mai.

Thai Chicken Satay is the perfect snack because it is healthy, low carb, and totally scrumptious (if you’re looking for another low carb Asian-inspired chicken recipe check out this Keto Teriyaki Chicken).

Plus, one you marinade the meat, it grills up pretty quickly! This is also our go-to recipe for a quick weeknight meal.

After we moved into our new house, we were without a grill for a few months. That was the worst!

We spent months researching smokers, gas grills, charcoal grills, you name it. We finally decided on a Traeger Grill, which we thought was the best combo of them all. Traeger uses wood pellets to heat the grill so it is both a smoker and a barbecue grill.

This also makes temperature control really easy. You better bet there will be more grill recipes in the future. In the meantime, here are some past grilling recipes to check out.

Chicken Satay Recipe

Serves 4-6


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • Tablespoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • Vegetable oil to grease the grill
  • Peanut Sauce (try out our recipe!)

Preheat your grill to 375 degrees.

If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill.

Mix together the first seven ingredients as the base of your marinade. Add the chicken and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes. Once marinated, spear the chicken with the skewers lengthwise.

Once the grill is preheated, use a paper towel to rub vegetable oil on the grill grates. Grill the chicken for about 4 minutes per side until cooked through, it will depend on the thickness of the meat.

Make sure you also make our signature Thai peanut sauce to accompany your skewers, this dip is what makes the chicken really satay shine!

If you’re planning your own tapas night, you might also want to whip up our fresh spring roll recipe or our super-healthy lettuce wraps!


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  • Reply
    May 2, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Thanks for sharing this amazing family loved it.will be sharing this recipe with my friends.they will like it.

    • Reply
      July 7, 2022 at 9:10 pm

      Glad you and your family loved it!

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