Satay Chicken with Peanut Sauce

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How about a little Satay Chicken with Peanut Sauce for dinner? My sister in law Kim loves Thai Food. Her mom lived in Thailand as a missionary before she was born, and she was raised on delicious Thai recipes. She’s cooked us several meals, and taken us to a few restaurants, and though I can’t say I’ve fully embraced all things Thai (not a slimy noodle fan) I do LOVE anything with peanut sauce or using coconut milk. I now associate those two ingredients with Thai food, and it’s what I look for when I’m eating out.

I thought I’d get a little adventurous in the kitchen with this last recipe, and look up a handful of recipes with those ingredients. I ended up creating my own little concoction, and I can say that I pretty much loved it–so did my kids–hooray!

This recipe is the final recipe for the H-E-B Meal Maker challenge with H-E-B and ConAgra FoodsIt was fun to be given one ingredient (this time, peanut butter), then asked to come up with a recipe with 7 ingredients today to make in under 30 minutes for busy families!


Satay Chicken with Peanut Sauce

For the chicken, it’s a simple marinade, then weave it onto the skewers (having first soaked the skewers in water for a bit so they won’t burn) then throw them on the grill to cook in under 10 minutes! The dipping sauce is made with peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, and brown sugar–what could be better?!? Here is the simple recipe with 7 ingredients (plus water).

Satay Chicken with Peanut Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Servings: 6
Author: Kristen Duke
  • Chicken Marinade:
  • 12 Chicken tenders
  • cup soy sauce
  • 2 limes
  • cup water
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ginger fresh if possible
  • Peanut Sauce:
  • 13.5 can coconut milk
  • 4 T peanut butter
  • 1 lime
  • 1 T brown sugar
  1. Marinade chicken for 15 minutes, up to several hours for more flavor
  2. Put marinaded chicken tenders on wood skewers (soaked ahead of time if possible so they don’t get scorched)
  3. Grill chicken 5-7 minutes on each side
  4. Prepare Peanut Sauce by mixing 1 lime, 1 can of coconut milk, and 4 T peanut butter and cook in saucepan.
  5. Let sauce boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve chicken skewers with peanut sauce to dip.

To see my other recipes for the Meal Maker challenge, here is a little collage, find all the links HERE (open in new tab so you can still read below).

Disclosure: I have received compensation for participating in this contest.

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  1. yum! and it’s something that is totally different than anything else i make! i will have to make it soon!!!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thanks, Kim, it is so delicious!

  2. ooo I LOVE Peanut Sauce! Just pinned it!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Happy to hear, and thanks for sharing!!

  3. Oh my goodness! Can I tell you how much my kiddos absolutely love Chicken Satay!?!!! Yum! I like your twist on the recipe and yet how it is so simple! Fire up the grill darlin’!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Love it, so glad to hear! I hope you love it as much as we do!

  4. Yum! All of those look amazing. I have never tried Chicken Satay, I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  5. So many great, quick and easy meal ideas! Good luck with the contest!

  6. Alicia says:

    I gasped with excitement when I saw this post linked up at “Not Just a Housewife”. I currently live in SE Asia and I could eat chicken satay with peanut sauce ALL.THE.TIME. Of course, every local person cooks it differently and they don’t use recipes. It’s always “a little bit of this, some of that”. I lacked the motivation to figure it out on my own. So thank you, Kristen, for giving me a recipe. I’m your newest fan…you had me a “satay” 😉

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Hooray, I’m so happy to hear that!! This is very simple, indeed!!

  7. This sounds like a very yummy dinner, Kristen! I’ve been pinning your recipes, so good luck in the contest!!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      thank you thank you so much!!!

  8. Looks delicious!! YUM.

  9. I love how easy this looks and I’m sure my kids would love it! Yum!

  10. Molly says:

    This looks delicious! I feel dumb asking this – but when you say to use the limes, do you just mean the juice from the limes, or should I slice them up and add them to the marinade that way?


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