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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

    Tandoori Chicken on a plate

    My precious little baby is now the size of a large lime. (Can you imagine my excitement when it grows to the size of a lemon?!)  In honor of my little lime, I’m paying tribute to one of my favorite types of food: Thai food. Although I love Chicken Pad Thai as much as the next gal, I don’t love the 900 calories it contains. One of my favorite, healthier alternatives to pad thai is Chicken Satay. Typically grilled on a skewer, this appetizer is served with a tasty tangy peanut dipping sauce. As with all Thai food, the key to this sauce is the 4 S’s:

    • Spicy (chili garlic paste)
    • Salty (soy sauce)
    • Sour (lime juice)
    • Sweet (brown sugar, peanut butter)

    Tonight I served this dish to a friend who gave me the ultimate compliment: “It tastes like I’m in Chicago!” As my fellow Grand Rapidians know, we have to go to Chicago to get fabulous Thai food. Well apparently, not any more.

    Your fork is waiting.

    Tandoori Chicken on a plate

    Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

    4.67 stars average
    Typically grilled on a skewer, this appetizer is served with a tasty tangy peanut dipping sauce.
    PREP: 30 mins
    COOK: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 45 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 1 lb chicken breast tenders
    • 1 c plain yogurt
    • 1 tbs ginger (grated)
    • 1 tbs curry powder
    • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
    • ½ tsp kosher salt
    • ¼ tsp pepper

    Peanut Sauce:


    • Wisk together yogurt with ginger, curry powder, garlic, salt and pepper before pouring into a large zip-lock bag.
    • Add chicken breasts and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight.
    • To prepare sauce, combine peanut butter with chili garlic paste, brown sugar, soy sauce and lime juice.
    • Use a wisk to combine until smooth.
    • Add hot water to thin out the sauce – feel free to add more or less to taste.
    • When ready to cook chicken, turn broiler on high.
    • Broil for 5 minutes per side and serve with peanut sauce on side.


    Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 8.9gProtein: 28.8gFat: 10.5gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 620mgFiber: 1.6g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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