Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce


Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these marinated grilled chicken strips.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings



  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce, (see Ingredient Note)

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 pound chicken tenders

Peanut Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons 'lite' coconut milk, (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste


  1. To prepare chicken: Whisk 3 tablespoons lime juice, oil, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, fish sauce and 1/2 teaspoon red pepper in a shallow dish until combined; add chicken and turn to coat. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  2. To prepare peanut sauce: Whisk peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and red pepper until smooth.

  3. Preheat grill to high. Thread each chicken tender onto a wooden skewer. Grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 3 minutes per side. Serve warm or chilled with Spicy Peanut Sauce.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the peanut sauce for up to 2 days.

Equipment: 12 wooden skewers (see Tip)

Ingredient note: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian sauce made from salted, fermented fish. You can find it in the Asian section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets.

Tips: Refrigerate leftover coconut milk for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months. It will appear separated when thawed; simply mix until smooth.

To prevent wooden skewers from burning on the grill, wrap the exposed portion in foil before grilling. (Contrary to popular wisdom, soaking them in water doesn't prevent them from burning.)

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 Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
18g Fat
5g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 26g 51%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Vitamin A 210IU 4%
Vitamin C 5mg 5%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 225mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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