Thai chicken with satay sauce and broccoli

Thai chicken with satay sauce and broccoli

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.

Thai chicken with satay sauce and broccoli

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.
4 servingservings


Chicken & broccoli
  • 1½ lbs 650 g boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp (12 g) fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp turmeric
  • 15 oz. 425 g broccoli
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt if needed
Satay sauce
  • 14 oz. 400 g coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp red curry paste, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 13 cup 75 ml peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp salted peanuts, chopped (optional)
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • ½ ½ red chili pepper, slicedred chili peppers, sliced (optional)


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. Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, lime, and tamari. Let marinate for 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. Season to taste and keep warm.
  5. Heat a wok pan or a large frying pan on medium-high heat with coconut oil. Add the garlic and fry the chicken and broccoli until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  6. Serve the sauce, chicken, and broccoli. Top it with some crushed peanuts and fresh cilantro for some extra crunch and flavor.


You can also tread the chicken pieces on a skewer and grill in the oven or barbecue them.

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  1. 1 comment removed
  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"
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  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.
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  9. 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 :)

  10. Ash B
    Dead set one of the best satays I’ve eaten. Really yum will definitely be cooking again. Super easy to make too!!
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  12. 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.
    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!!
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  15. Yvonne
    This was amazing, one of the best I’ve done to date
  16. Ema
    Really tasty and quick to make. Pork and coconut aminos made for a good substitute for the chicken and tamari. Will make again! :)
  17. Maureen
    Used half the coconut milk, added fish sauce, fresh lime juice, dried galangal and grated and powdered ginger to sauce. Made it taste closer to standard Satay. Did cut the fat% by quite a bit, of course. Very allergic to shellfish, so Thai curry paste not an option. I find a lot of the DD recipes do not scale well and you end up with far too much sauce (unless you make enough cauliflower rice to drizzle it over at another meal).
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  19. Jill Wallentin Team Diet Doctor
    Hello there!
    Thanks so much for your feedback. We've listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you'll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.
    Happy cooking!

    /The recipe team

    P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we've gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!

  20. Debra
    Can you freeze it with out the broccoli
    Reply: #29
  21. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can you freeze it with out the broccoli

    Yes, that should work fine!

  22. Andy
    Looks great. What's pushing up the carb count ?

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