Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-marinated grilled chicken strips.

From EatingWell: July/August 2009, August/September 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

  1. 3 tablespoons lime juice
  2. 3 tablespoons canola oil
  3. 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  4. 2 teaspoons fish sauce, (see Ingredient Note)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  6. 1 pound chicken tenders

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  1. 2 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter
  2. 2 tablespoons 'lite' coconut milk, (see Tip)
  3. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  4. 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  5. 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  6. 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste


  1. Whisk lime juice, oil, soy sauce, fish sauce and red pepper in a shallow dish until combined; add chicken and turn to coat. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  2. To prepare peanut sauce: Whisk peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and red pepper until smooth.
  3. Preheat grill to high. Thread each chicken tender onto a wooden skewer. Grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 3 minutes per side. Serve warm or chilled with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

Tips & Notes


Nutrition Per Serving: 286 calories; 18 g fat (2 g sat, 8 g mono); 63 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 1 g fiber; 463 mg sodium; 225 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 very lean meats, 1 fat