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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Sauce

Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Sauce

Estimated Servings: 20 chicken skewers

Step 1: Marinate the chicken

2 pounds chicken breast strips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon crushed coriander
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon massaman curry paste
¼ cup coconut milk

Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl except for the chicken, and mix well. Then add the chicken to the marinade making sure that all of the chicken pieces are completely coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes or more in the refrigerator.

Step 2: Make peanut sauce

1 teaspoon massaman curry paste
2 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons tamarind juice
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon paprika powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup coconut milk
Crushed peanuts

Turn your stove on medium heat and add all of the ingredients in this step into a small pot. Stir everything together until well combined and smooth. Transfer the sauce to a serving bowl and top it with crushed peanuts.

Step 3: Prepare cucumber sauce

½ cup vinegar
½ cup sugar
Chopped Thai chilies
Diced cucumbers
Diced red onions

Turn your stove on medium low and add the vinegar and sugar into a small pot or pan. Stir everything around until the sugar dissolves in the vinegar. Then pour the vinegar mixture into a container and add the onions, chili and cumbers. Mix everything well and transfer into a serving bowl.

Step 4: Cook the chicken

Water to soak skewers

Soak the skewer in some water for about 30 minutes. Then thread the marinated chicken strips onto your soaked skewers. Make sure to add oil or cooking spray on your cooking surface. Cook the chicken on a grill or grill pan on medium high heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side making sure you brush some additional marinade as you are turning them. The chicken satay should have grill marks on the outside and are completely cooked on the inside. Serve the chicken satay with the sauces made earlier.

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