These chicken satays come loaded with mind blowing flavours! The yogurt marinade creates an extremely juicy & tender chicken satay and the peanut sauce will leave an unforgettable after-taste in your mouth.
They are by far the most requested dish at my catering events. Try them for yourselves and you’ll see why!
I love making these because it gives me an excuse to indulge in some peanut butter. Confession: I may have a slight peanut butter obsession.
The trick to the perfect chicken satay lies in the preparation of the chicken. To ensure even cooking- “butterfly” your chicken breast by running the blade of the knife width-wise down the breast. Do not cut all the way through!
Keep the edge intact & open the breast along the fold.
Cut the chicken breast into equal sized pieces. Repeat this method for each chicken breast. This recipe calls for 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breasts ( 3-4 breasts)- which yields around 15-20 chicken skewers.
Once prepared, transfer the chicken strips to the fridge & start on the yogurt marinade.
Yogurt Marinade for Chicken Satay’s
1 cup of Plain Yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips (method shown above)
15-20 wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
In a large mixing bowl combine: 1 cup of plain yogurt with 1 1/2 tsp of grated ginger, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp of curry powder & 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro.
Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and give it a gentle toss until each chicken piece is coated. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.
If you let the chicken satay’s absorb the flavours of the marinade overnight- they will be much more tender.
When ready, skewer each chicken strip in a “thread” like method. Please make sure you have pre-soaked your wooden skewers first!
Broil the chicken satays for approximately 8-9 minutes and turn to broil another 4-5 minutes on the other side. Serve with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce (click for the recipe!).