Chicken Satay Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce


Chicken satay, originally from Indonesia and popular throughout Southeast Asia, is served with a crunchy savoy cabbage slaw and creamy peanut sauce in this easy meal-prep recipe.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 containers

How to Prep Your Ingredients

The key to successful meal prepping is having all of your ingredients measured, peeled, chopped and cooked before assembling into containers. Follow these easy steps for prepping your ingredients:

Make the Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

This quick and easy Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce takes about 6 minutes to grill. The spicy peanut sauce can be made ahead, covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Slice the Vegetables

Savoy cabbage on a marble surface
Carolyn Hodges

Thinly slice the savoy or green cabbage. Savoy cabbage looks similar to green cabbage except for its distinct ruffled leaves. Its flavor is sweet and mild, similar to napa cabbage.

A wedge of cabbage sitting on a cutting board next to a knife
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Cut the cabbage in half lengthwise through the stem end.

Next, cut each half in half through the stem end (you should have 4 quarters).

Cut off the bottom of each quarter at an angle to remove the core.

Close up of slicing a a quarter head of cabbage
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Place a cabbage wedge cut-side down on a cutting board and cut lengthwise into very thin strips. For shorter strips, cut the wedge crosswise.

Check out our guide on how to cut cabbage for more tips.

Thinly slice the red bell pepper, cut the carrots into matchsticks and chop the green onion.

How to Serve

Chicken satay bowls are great for a fast and easy dinner or a healthy lunch to pack for work throughout the week. Dress with the spicy peanut sauce just before serving.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 1 recipe Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce (see associated recipe)

  • 6 cups thinly sliced Savoy or green cabbage

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red bell pepper

  • ½ cup matchstick-cut carrots

  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onion

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Prepare Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce as directed. Remove the chicken from the skewers and cut into strips. Divide the sauce among 4 small condiment containers with lids and refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. To prepare slaw: Toss cabbage, bell pepper, carrots and green onion in a large bowl.

  3. Divide the slaw among 4 single-serving containers with lids. Top each with one-fourth of the chicken and 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds. Dress with the reserved sauce just before serving.

    Chicken Satay Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

To Make Ahead

Refrigerate for up to 4 days. Dress with peanut sauce just before serving.

Associated Recipe

Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
20g Fat
14g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 container
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 28g 56%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Vitamin A 3033IU 61%
Vitamin C 60mg 67%
Folate 62mcg 16%
Sodium 498mg 22%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 42mg 10%
Potassium 489mg 10%

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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