Indonesian Chicken Satays

Indonesian Chicken Satays

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008

Classic Indonesian fare, satays (or satés) are skewers of broiled or grilled marinated meat or fish. This flexible recipe works with tofu or chicken. If serving a group with some vegetarians and some meat eaters, prepare 12 ounces of chicken and 10½ ounces of tofu and marinate separately.

Ingredients 6 servings

for serving adjustment
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 6 servings
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
  • ¼ cup kecap manis, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce


  • Active

  • Ready In

  1. Combine kecap manis, soy sauce, garlic, oil, vinegar, cumin and coriander in a small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a medium bowl. Place chicken in a large sealable plastic bag. Pour the remaining marinade into the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Add peanut butter, water, ketchup and hot sauce to taste to the reserved marinade and whisk to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan or baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread equal amounts onto six 12-inch skewers. (If using wooden skewers, cover the exposed end of each skewer with foil to prevent burning.) Broil the skewers until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Serve the sates with the reserved peanut sauce for dipping.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 up to 1 day ahead.
  • Equipment: Six 12-inch skewers
  • Ingredient Note: Kecap manis is a thick, palm sugar-sweetened soy sauce. It's used as a flavoring, marinade or condiment in Indonesian cooking. Find it in Asian food markets or online at
  • To substitute for kecap manis, whisk 2 tablespoons molasses with 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 258 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 48 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 22 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 537 mg sodium; 220 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat

Reviews 1

May 26, 2013
profile image
By: EatingWell User
Absolutely DELICIOUS! I never write reviews but this dish was absolutely DELICIOUS I felt guilty eating it it was soooo good but it was healthy and it will definately be in my GOOD EATING regime THANK YOU FOR A GREAT RECIPE Pros: Quick,Tasty,Filling, Low fat Cons: N
More Reviews