Chipotle Chicken Satay with Grilled Vegetables


Plan ahead before you prep the grill for this grilled chicken recipe: marinating the chicken in a mix of peanut butter, lime, and chipotle peppers results in tender meat and bold flavors.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound chicken tenders (about 8 tenders)

  • 6 tablespoons lime juice, divided

  • 3 tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo plus 1 Tbsp. adobo

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • Pinch of ground pepper

  • 1 ½ cups sliced carrots (1/4-inch)

  • 1 ½ cups sliced zucchini (1/2-inch)

  • 1 ¼ cups sliced onion (1/2-inch wedges)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt (Optional)

  • 4 Lime wedges for serving


  1. Place chicken in a sealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Whisk 4 Tbsp. lime juice and peanut butter in a small bowl; whisk in chipotle, adobo, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal, and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator, turning the bag once or twice, for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours.

  2. Combine the remaining 2 Tbsp. lime juice and 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 Tbsp. oil, garlic, and pepper in a screw-top jar. Cover and shake well. Set aside.

  3. When ready to cook, preheat grill to medium. Divide the chicken among 4 skewers. (Discard marinade.) Toss carrots, zucchini, and onion in a large bowl with the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil.

  4. Oil the grill rack. Coat a vegetable grill basket with cooking spray, add the vegetables, and place the basket on one side of the grill. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are charred and tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, place the skewers on the other side of the grill rack and cook, turning once, until the chicken is no longer pink, 6 to 7 minutes.

  6. Arrange the vegetables on a platter and toss with the reserved dressing. Top with the chicken skewers. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with yogurt and lime wedges, if desired.


Equipment: Four 10- to 12-inch skewers, vegetable grill basket

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tenders + 3/4 cup vegetables
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 422mg 18%

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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