Tuesday, August 25, 2009

CEiMB: Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Hosted by The Tortefeasor

The dipping sauce made this recipe. I’m not sure the chicken marinade was worth the effort, but I loved the slightly spicy peanut butter laded sauce!

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  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup lite coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 shallot, sliced thin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce (or 2 additional teaspoons low sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast pounded slightly and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 8 (8-inch) bamboo skewers, soaked for 20 minutes
  • 3/4 cup Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce, recipe below
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted peanuts

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, coconut milk, soy sauce, shallot, garlic, fish sauce, brown sugar, lime zest, and ginger. Add the chicken strips and marinate for 1 hour. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade.

Spray a nonstick grill pan with cooking spray and preheat over a medium-high flame. While pan is heating, thread chicken onto skewers. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, until meat is cooked through and has light grill marks.

Serve chicken skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce, and garnish with basil or cilantro and chopped peanuts.

Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
  • 1 shallot, peeled and roughly chopped

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Sauce can be made 1 day ahead of time, and will keep 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger


Peggy said...

I'm with you Jessica. The sauce was the best! Yours looks delicious. We really liked this.

sara said...

The sauce was definitely the star of this recipe, looks really yummy!

Anonymous said...

Agree on the sauce and also same thoughts about whether the marinade did anything to enhance it a whole lot.
My tofu didn't get to sit in marinade, but was still enjoyable with the dipping sauce

Lauryn said...

wow, your chicken looks great!!!! Nice job!!!

Pamela said...

I loved the Peanut dipping sauce, too. I have some left and was thinking about tossing it onto some noodles and adding some lime. Of course, I could just grill more chicken!

Cathy said...

I completely agree with you. Next time, I'm going to skip the marinade, grill some chicken with salt & pepper, and just enjoy the sauce! I thought that's where most of the flavor came from . Yours looks great! Thanks for cooking along with me this week!!

Anonymous said...

It seems the sauce wins. We loved it also. Yours looks great.

Sara Reid said...

Wow!!! Looking very nice.. I think chicken with peanut dipping sauce will be great combination for delicious taste.