Monday, August 11, 2008

Grilled Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

I found this recipe on HGTV this morning and it looks delicious!

Prep: 30 minutes, plus marinating
Yield: 6 servings

Chicken and Marinade Ingredients:

30 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs. brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs. fresh ginger, minced
2 green onions, minced
1/4 tsp. red chili flakes

Preparation for grilled chicken:

In a large bowl, combine soy sauce with the next five ingredients. Blend well. Add sliced chicken, cover and refrigerate for two to three hours. Remove from refrigerator and thread one chicken slice onto each skewer. Grill over ash-white coals for three to four minutes on one side and then about two minutes on the other side. Be careful not to overcook chicken. Serve with Peanut Sauce on the side.

Ingredients for peanut sauce:

2 tsp. peanut oil
1/3 cup yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs. lime juice
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 dash Tabasco sauce (more, if desired)
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 cup chunky peanut butter

Preparation for the peanut sauce:

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, add onion and garlic and saute for three to four minutes or until onions are translucent. Stir in remaining ingredients except peanut butter. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and stir in peanut butter until well blended. Serve warm. Serve as an appetizer with crisp vegetables.

Tips and Tricks: Chicken may be marinated, skewered and refrigerated the day before. Grill just before the party.