Sunday, July 1, 2012

Chicken Satay

Ingredients for the marinade:
¼ C soy sauce
¼ C lemon juice
2 T vegetable oil
1 T sugar
Lime zest
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes

Ingredients for the peanut sauce:
2 heads garlic, minced very fine
1 shallot, minced very fine
2 T lime juice – use fresh!
1 T brown sugar
½ t coriander (or more)
¼ t hot red pepper flakes (or more)
¾ C peanut butter
1 C coconut milk (lite is fine…. I sometimes use the entire can)

Here’s what you do:
Marinate the chicken in the soy, lemon juice, vegetable oil, sugar and lime zest for no more than 30 minutes. Arrange chicken on skewers, grill, baste with marinade.

Create the sauce by mincing the garlic and shallot. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a small sauce pan and heat slowly. Sometimes I strain out the bits of garlic and shallot, but that’s a personal preference.

Serve with cilantro-lime rice and veggies for a complete meal. 

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