Easy Steps Chicken Satay with Peanut butter Marinade


Many countries have their own skewered dishes or what you may want to call “brochettes”. In Japan we have Kushi Yaki. In Southeast Asia there is Satay. It’s just a matter of skewering piece of meat. But it can transform into such a great dish! How you arrange is very much up to you. This time I’m using peanut butter for marinade. When it’s barbecued, It comes out with very nice nutty aroma. To give a little twist to this dish I also made Southeast style salsa sauce. This dish will be great for early summer!!

[ Ingredients ] *tsp=tea spoon tbs=table spoon
~ makes 4~6 skewers ~
2 tbs peanut butter
2 tsp curry powder
3~4 tbs sake
5 mini tomatoes
1/4 avocado
1/4 red onion
1~2 stalks coriander
1 tbs vinegar
Salt & black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp lemon juice
POINT-ENG

*to see Japanese seasonings explanations please click here!

 

 

 

[ Directions ]

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1. Here’s the peanut butter I’m using. You can use any type you like. Preferably unsweetened. Otherwise you can use sweetened one but add less sugar.

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2. Add curry powder into peanut butter.
POINT-ENG

You can increase the curry powder to your preference.

 

 

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3. To marinate the chicken easily, you can add some sake to dilute the marinade.

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4. You can make the thickness somewhere close to ketchup.
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If you don’t have sake you can use white wine instead.
Adding fermented liquid can soften meat effectively.

 

 

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5. Add some salt to taste.
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If your curry powder already contains salt, you may want to go easy on this. You can also add some cayenne pepper to spice up!

 

 

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6. Next, processing chicken. Remove the skin.
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You can either use chicken thigh or breast.

 

 

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7. Trim off the extra fat.
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8. Cut into 3~4cm.

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9. Add into marinade. Mix well make sure each piece gets dipped.

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10. Cover the bowl and put into the fridge. Leave it for a few hours, preferably overnight.

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11. While marinating, you can prepare the sauce. This time I’m making Southeast Asian style. Cut mini tomatoes into small dices.
POINT-ENG

Succulent vegetables can come out with their own juice, when mixed with seasonings. It’s very suitable to make sauce.

 

 

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12. Dice avocado.

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13. Dice red onion.

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14. Transfer the cut vegetables into a bowl and squeeze some lemon juice.

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15. Add chopped coriander.

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16. Add sugar, salt, pepper and vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes wait till juice comes out.  Check the flavor, add some seasonings if needed.

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17. Skewer 4~5 pieces marinated chicken on each skewer.
POINT-ENG

Try not to put too many pieces on skewer. Otherwise it won’t get cooked evenly.

 

 

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18. Lay a sheet of tinfoil on a baking pan and oil the surface. Place skewered meat.

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19. Cover the exposed skewer part with tinfoil.
POINT-ENG

If you are using stainless skewer, don’t bother covering.

 

 

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20. Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius.  Place the pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Serve with prepared salsa sauce.

 

 

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