Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Serves: 4

Chicken satay is the perfect addition to any appetizer spread. It’s great for parties and casual dining. Serve with a green salad to make a full meal of it.


Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce:

1 cantaloupe, cubed
1 lb (0.5 kg) boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup (60 mL) soy sauce, prepared
1/4 cup (60 mL) sherry, dry
1 lemon, grated rind and juice
2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil

Peanut Sauce:

1/2 cup (125 mL) peanut butter, chunky
1/4 cup (60 mL) milk
2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
2 tbsp (30 mL) sherry
2 tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) curry powder
5 drops hot pepper sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed


Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

1 In a medium-sized shallow bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, lemon rind and juice, and whisk in oil.
2 Cut chicken into strips (4 inches x ½ inch / 10 cm x 1 cm).
3 Add chicken to soy mixture and marinate covered in refrigerator for 4 hours.
4 Thread chicken onto wooden skewers (8 inch / 20 cm)*, 2 strips per skewer. Cook on barbecue 4 minutes, turning once.
5 Add 1 piece cantaloupe to each skewer and cook 1 minute longer or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°F (74°C).
6 Serve 4 skewers per person with peanut sauce for dipping.

Peanut Sauce

1 In a small saucepan, combine peanut, milk, soy sauce, lemon juice, sherry, brown sugar, curry powder, hot pepper sauce and garlic. Heat until warm.