Chicken with satay sauce

Chicken with satay sauce

A wonderful Thai classic made low carb. Its main star is the peanut-butter sauce, also known as satay sauce. Super popular with kids because of the sweetness from the peanuts.

Chicken with satay sauce

A wonderful Thai classic made low carb. Its main star is the peanut-butter sauce, also known as satay sauce. Super popular with kids because of the sweetness from the peanuts.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Satay sauce
  • 14 oz. 400 g coconut cream or coconut milk
  • 1 1 red chili pepper, deseeded and finely choppedred chili peppers, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 1 garlic clove, finely choppedgarlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup 60 ml tamari soy sauce
  • 8 tbsp 8 tbsp peanut butter
  • 25 oz. 700 g chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coriander seed
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl or a plastic bag.
  2. Mix ginger, turmeric, coriander and oil in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken and let marinate for 5-10 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is marinating, mix the ingredients to the satay sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Let simmer on low heat for 5–10 minutes until the sauce is of desired consistency. Pepper to taste and keep warm.
  5. Heat a wok pan or a large frying pan and sauté the chicken. Salt and lower the heat to medium and fry a few more minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. You can also tread the chicken pieces on a skewer and grill in the oven or barbecue them.
  6. Serve the sauce and chicken with crushed peanuts. Boiled broccoli will go well with this dish.

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20 comments

  1. manal
    Whats the calorie and carb count on this?
    Reply: #2
  2. Brigitte
    It says 12 g carbs per portion.

    Very yummy. I've made satay sauce before but this was the nicest so far. It does not require long prepping or cooking times, so it might become a weekday staple after work.

  3. carol
    Going to make this tonight, just have chicken thighs, but I am sure it will be just as good
  4. carol
    Just had this, I cooked the chicken thighs with the marinade, made the sauce, then at the end of cooking mixed the chicken with the sauce, so all the chicken juices and satay sauce were mixed together. I served it with veg from the garden, (new potatoes for hubby and courgette noodles and broad beans) for me. the sauce mixed well with the "noodles"
    excellent!!
  5. Jubs
    The sauce split - bit of a greasy disaster :-(
  6. Diana
    We really did not like the sauce flavor. Not sure if we would ever make this again, it was just tooo... i'm not even sure what was wrong with it.
  7. Hamish
    This was delicious and easy to make.
    Made is with fried brocoli and asparagus!! Yummy...
    This is a new favourite in our home.
  8. Chris
    so how many grams of fat in this recipe? thanks
  9. Chris
    (%PROTEIN / %CARB) * gram_CARB = gram_PROTEIN
    (16/5) x 13 = 41.6 g
    (%FAT / %CARB) * 4/9 * gram_CARB = gram_FAT
    (16/5) x 4/9 x 13 = 18.49 g
    gram_CARB * 4 + gram_PROTEIN*4 + gram_FAT*9 = CALORIES
    13*4 + 41.6*4 + 18.49*9 = 52 + 166.4 + 166.41 = 384.41 calories

    May you please confirm if these numbers are correct? I need this number because i have to check my calories intake to build muscle mass. thanks,

    Reply: #10
  10. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Chris!

    That seems to be correct. :)

    (%PROTEIN / %CARB) * gram_CARB = gram_PROTEIN
    (16/5) x 13 = 41.6 g
    (%FAT / %CARB) * 4/9 * gram_CARB = gram_FAT
    (16/5) x 4/9 x 13 = 18.49 g
    gram_CARB * 4 + gram_PROTEIN*4 + gram_FAT*9 = CALORIES
    13*4 + 41.6*4 + 18.49*9 = 52 + 166.4 + 166.41 = 384.41 calories
    May you please confirm if these numbers are correct? I need this number because i have to check my calories intake to build muscle mass. thanks,

  11. Chris
    Thanks Peter,
    If your team can implement these number into the nutritional information box, that would be even better. Some skinny guys probably need these numbers to make sure they eat enough. Anyway, this site is awesome and keep up the good work.
    Thanks,
    Chris
  12. Jane
    Rich, creamy and full of flavour. I added in a whole bunch of chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) to the chicken just before serving.

    It seemed like a hell of a lot of sauce to the amount of chicken, but it's my first DD recipe to try so perhaps this is the norm :)

  13. Ash B
    Dead set one of the best satays I’ve eaten. Really yum will definitely be cooking again. Super easy to make too!!
  14. Jennifer
    Way too salty for me. The chicken with ginger wasn't too bad, but the peanut sauce was yucky. I had to add more peanut butter to get even the start of it tasting like a peanut sauce. Will not be making this again.
  15. SR
    Love this! I didn't put the pepper in, but this was amazing!
  16. Lauren
    Very thick with coconut cream I had to add water, it was tasty but something wasn’t quite right.
  17. Katie R
    I think using soy sauce may be too salty... I only put 40ml in and it was still overpowering the dish. Great chicken taste with cauliflower rice though! :D
  18. Christina
    Very good dish for meal prepping: I prepared it with steamed broccoli, and had an easy lunch for the entire week. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs, so that made cutting up the meat very easy. Side note, in case anyone just glances over the ingredients & bases their shopping list on that -- make very sure you buy ground up/powdered coriander seeds. I bought the whole seeds & am now constantly biting into them when I eat...not pleasant.
  19. HELEN CONWAY
    Great quick & easy meal. I cooked the chicken on the bbq, it was delicious after being marinated for just about half an hour then I served it with cauliflower & broccoli rice. Hubby loved it too!!
  20. Lulu
    OK, so I make Thai from time to time, and this recipe seems to be combining Indian and Thai. It really does need a bit Thai curry paste. I don't think that Satay should have soy sauce .... but fish sauce is more correct for Thai.

    Satay is also a bit sweet, so try adding a bit of erythritol or something.

    I made this with Trader Joe's extra firm tofu, green beans, zucchini and a bit of red bell pepper as I didn't have salmon on hand. Not bad, but does need a bit of doctoring to get it to taste like Satay.

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