Low-Fat Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce Recipe

Chicken Satay And Salad With Gravy In Plate On Table
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  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 60 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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It's surprisingly easy to make Thai-style chicken satay sticks at home. These succulent bits of chicken breast are served with a smooth and creamy peanut sauce and make an excellent low-fat appetizer.

The recipe requires a marinade made of ginger, garlic, brown sugar and soy. After an hour, the chicken strips will be ready for the grill or broiler. To finish off this tasty dish, the sauce includes many of the same ingredients and the peanut butter adds a distinct and unforgettable taste.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari sauce, low-sodium)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tamari sauce (or soy sauce, low-sodium)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

How to Make It

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into eight strips. Place in a large resealable plastic bag.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and lime juice. Add to the bag.
  3. Marinate the chicken strips in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. Presoak eight bamboo skewers for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the grill or broiler, coated with cooking spray.
  6. For the sauce, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, peanut butter, and lime juice. Stir until smooth and creamy. Thin with a little water if you like.
  1. Thread chicken strips onto the presoaked skewers. Grill or broil chicken for 10 minutes, turning once.
  2. Serve two skewers per person with a tablespoon of peanut sauce on the side.

Serving Suggestions

Chicken satay sticks are often served as an appetizer and are a perfect way to start almost any meal, whether it includes Thai food or not. They're also so easy to make that you can prepare them for a small party or cookout and serve more than four people. Simply increase the recipe to suit your needs.

If you're in the mood for a simple meal, the chicken can take center stage as the entree. Serve them with jasmine rice and a crisp green salad and enjoy.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 457
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 847 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 37 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)