Warm summer months bring outdoor parties, picnics and grilling season. Instead of the same old burger, try grilling up something a little different. Chicken Satay Skewers are loaded with flavor. Lemon grass,ginger, garlic and cumin combine to make a fun and flavorful marinade that everyone can enjoy. Combined with the dipping sauce, the skewers are a fun dish to serve to family or friends. As this dish is also gluten and dairy free, you can share it with friends who may be sensitive. If you have peanut allergic guests, replace peanut butter with sunflower seed butter and reduce the sweetener slightly.
Chicken Satay Skewers with Coconut-Peanut Dipping Sauce
¼ cup of lemongrass, minced
1 large shallot, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
½ tbsp ground cumin
3 tablespoons gluten free fish sauce
3 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons oil
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2” wide strips
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
6 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar, to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons gluten free red curry paste
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
In a medium sized bowl mix together lemongrass, shallot, garlic, ginger,
cumin, fish sauce, soy sauce, honey and oil. Put chicken in the bowl and
mix, coating chicken with marinade. Cover and refrigerate. Allow chicken
to marinate for at least two hours.
Make dipping sauce:
In a sauce pan over medium heat, whisk together coconut milk, peanut
butter, water, brown sugar, red curry paste and apple cider vinegar until
smooth and sugar crystals have dissolved. Remove sauce from heat and place
in a covered container in refrigerator until serving time.
When ready to make satay skewers:
Use metal skewers or soak bamboo skewers for at least 30 minutes. Preheat
grill or broiler.
Thread the chicken onto skewers. Repeat with all chicken.
When grill is heated, scrape down grate and oil lightly. Place chicken
skewers onto the heated grill. Cook for a few minutes, allowing the
chicken to get a nice sear, without burning. After a few minutes, flip the
chicken, and cook another few minutes, until the chicken is cooked
If broiling, line a rimmed baking pan with foil. Lightly oil foil and
place chicken skewers on pan. Broil for 3-4 minutes, flip and broil on
other side. Continue to flip and broil until chicken is cooked through.
Serve cooked skewers with cold or warm dipping sauce, and your favorite