Indonesian Satay Chicken

    45 minutes

    This is an original Indonesian satay recipe. I hope all you cooks around the world can enjoy it! You can grill or barbecue the chicken and serve with some hot chilli on the side.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
    • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 1 pinch ground cumin
    • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
    • satay sauce
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • ¼ cup grated onion, about half a medium onion
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 250ml (1 cup) water
    • 125g (1/2 cup) chunky peanut butter
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, about one small lemon
    • skewers

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, tomato sauce, peanut oil, garlic, black pepper, and cumin. Place chicken into the mixture, and stir to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, but not overnight. This will make the meat too dark.
    2. Preheat the grill or barbecue for high heat.
    3. Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat, and fry onion and garlic until lightly browned. Mix in water, peanut butter, soy sauce and sugar.
    4. Cook and stir until well blended. Remove from heat, mix in lemon juice, and set aside.
    5. Lightly oil the barbecue. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill or barbecue skewers about 5 minutes per side, until chicken juices run clear. Serve with the peanut satay sauce.

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    I am of Dutch descent, where Indonesian cuisine was quite popular. This recipe is freakin' superb. Try it. You will love it.  -  16 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    WOW talk about EASY and extremely tasty!!! Our family absolutely loved this satay recipe!! I didn't think 15 minutes of marinating time would be enough but it was very good!! We love spiced up food so next time I might marinate it even longer. We used our George Foreman grill and since it cooks both sides at the same time we just grilled it for 5 minutes and it came out great!!! Thanks Estherlita...this is wonderful!  -  11 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These were a positive hit at my dinner event. Even with my substitutions, they were delicious. I used pasta sauce instead of the tomato sauce, and olive oil for the peanut oil. I also, shocked by how liquidy my peanut sauce was turning out, doubled the peanut butter to 1 cup. I'm used to a thicker sauce, and this turned out just how I wanted it. A restaurant-quality recipe - thank you.  -  23 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)