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September 15, 2012

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce


I have a small obsession with peanut butter. Since this would be my second post in which I have disclosed this information you can be pretty sure that I am serious. I love it. Growing-up I was always the very skinny kid that loved to dance and swim and that everyone was determined that didn't eat. They were very wrong on the not eating. I ate, and ate, and ate some more. One of my favorite snacks was to mix peanut butter and brown sugar, and eat it from a bowl. I still have the bad habit of eating peanut butter straight from the jar, which drives my husband nuts. We have separate peanut butter jars so that I don't contaminate his portion. Since I love peanut butter so much it is one of my favorite ingredients to use in recipes. It is very versatile and is great in both main dishes and desserts. Last week I tried a new recipe for Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce from All You magazine, which looked very easy and perfect for my peanut butter obsession.

This recipe has 8 ingredients in the chicken and 8 in the sauce. It takes 15 minutes of prep, 3 hours of chilling time and 10 minutes of cooking and makes 8 servings. I had to go to multiple stores to find fish sauce, but that is normal in my area for any ethnic food items. I had no problems finding any of the other ingredients and I made no ingredient modifications. As I always do I used my indoor grill to make this recipe. My indoor grill takes longer than a regular outdoor gas or charcoal grill, so my total time was closer to 18 minutes to fully cook the chicken skewers. Instead of a plastic bag for chilling the chicken in the marinade, I chose to use a square plastic container. For me it was easier to fully coat the chicken with this method. In addition to eliminating gluten I have stopped using white sugar, so I left the sugar out of this recipe. It would taste just as good with the sugar or you could use brown rice syrup or honey instead. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

My two kids loved this recipe. We ate all 8 servings in one night, most of which was eaten by my two sons. I loved the peanut sauce and it was the perfect accompaniment to the chicken satay. The only downside to this recipe was putting all the chicken on the skewers. I must have two left hands or something due to how hard it was for me to skewer the chicken. After a while of doing it though I finally got the hang of the process. Overall, this was a delicious and easy recipe that I would definitely make again in the future.

For the recipe go to Chicken Satay.

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