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Thai Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce

Make this Thai specialty for a weeknight dinner or a summer get-together and you’ll be sure to impress. Traditional Thai flavors of turmeric, curry paste and coriander make this chicken flavorful and different than most.
  • Servings: 20 skewers
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 1 hour marinade time
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Massaman curry paste (see note)
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch wide strips

Peanut Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons Massaman curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce, plus more as needed
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • ½ cup crushed peanuts, plus more for garnish

Directions

1. In a dish or pan, soak 20 wooden skewers in water for at least 3 hours to prevent burning.
2. For the marinade: In a large zip-top bag, combine all the marinade ingredients except the chicken and parsley. Squeeze the bag to mix well. Add the chicken pieces and seal the bag well. Squeeze the bag to coat the chicken with the marinade. Place the bag in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
3. For the peanut sauce: Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine all the peanut sauce ingredients over medium heat. Cook, stirring continuously, until thickened slightly, 10–15 minutes. Garnish with additional crushed peanuts.
4. Preheat the broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a wire rack. Coat lightly with cooking spray.
5. Remove the marinated chicken from the bag. Skewer each piece lengthwise. Place on the rack, leaving space between each skewer.
6. Broil for 7–8 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Carefully flip each skewer and return to the oven. Broil on the second side for 5 minutes.
7. Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with parsley, and serve with the warm peanut sauce.

NOTES
You can find Massaman curry paste in the ethnic food aisle of most grocery stores. However, if you can’t find it, feel free to substitute a mild curry powder mixed with a touch of five-spice powder.

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