Easy Chicken Satay

Sometimes you need something quick and easy for your mid-week meals and this easy Chicken Satay recipe fits the bill well. 

Served with sticky rice and a cucumber salad, turns a traditional snack into an evening meal rather nicely. 

Being unusually organised, I remembered to get the chicken breast out of the freezer in the morning. Allowing them to be thoroughly defrosted by early evening. 

Easy Chicken Satay Recipe

It may appear to be a large list of ingredients. However a lot of it you may already have in the cupboard. It came in at just over £5 but did make enough for my lunch the next day.

This meal is really versatile and can be used for a main meal such as dinner. Or as a lunch or light snack too. It really isn’t difficult to bring a taste of Asia to your dinner table.

Check out my easy chicken satay recipe below and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to share the recipe with your friends.

Easy Chicken Satay

Easy Chicken Satay with sticky rice and cucumber salad

Sometimes you need something quick and easy for your mid-week meals and this Chicken Satay recipe fits the bill well. Served with sticky rice and a cucumber salad, turns a traditional snack into an evening meal rather nicely. Being unusually organised, I remembered to get the chicken breast out of the freezer in the morning, allowing them to be thoroughly defrosted by early evening. It may appear to be a large list of ingredients. However a lot of it you may already have in the cupboard. It came in at just over £5 but did make enough for my lunch the next day.

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Recipe Cost £5.30
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Meat, Asian, 15 - 30 minutes, 30 minutes plus, Poultry, BBQ, Mid-Week, Lunch
Servings 5
Calories 483 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Chicken Satay

  • 3 Chicken Breasts -£1.80
  • 165 ml Coconut milk - 50p
  • 1 Lime, zest & juice - 30p
  • 3 tbsp Smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp Crunchy peanut butter
  • Small piece of ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp Clear Honey
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp Mild Curry Powder (All the last few ingredients come to approx 50p altogether)

For the cucumber salad

  • 1 Cucumber - 50p
  • 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • A big dollop of Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • A small handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped. (Last few ingredients are about 25p altogether)

Rice

  • Sticky Rice £1

TOTAL PRICE £5.30 for 4 fairly big portions and one extra for the my lunch the next day..

    Instructions
     

    Easy Chicken Satay

    • If the kids weren’t so busy having fun, this would be a great meal to get them to help with, as fairly easy. I put the soy, smooth peanut butter, chilli powder, garlic, ginger, lime zest and juice together with the honey into a bowl and mixed together with a fork. I spooned about 2/3 of the mixture into a pan for later and left the remainder for the marinade.
      3 tbsp Smooth peanut butter, Small piece of ginger, finely grated, 1 tbsp Soy Sauce, 2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed, 1 tbsp Clear Honey
    • Putting the chicken breasts in clear bags one at a time I gave them a good bash with a rolling pin and then cut them into strips, lengthways down the breast. I then chucked the chicken into a bowl with peanut mixture and mixed it all together, covered with cling and chucked them in the fridge.
      3 Chicken Breasts -£1.80
    • Pouring the coconut milk into the saucepan with the remaining peanut mixture and I added the crunchy peanut butter. I gently warmed this up, stirring to prevent burning and to mix together. It thickened to a nice sauce. So turned it off, covered and left for serving.
      165 ml Coconut milk - 50p, 1 tbsp Crunchy peanut butter
    • I pre-soaked my bamboo skewers to stop burning and then threaded the chicken strips onto them, almost like sewing, in and out like the letter ‘s’.
    • When ready to cook, I turned on the grill to warm it up and grilled the chicken for about ten minutes, turning occasionally. Meanwhile, I made the Cucumber Salad.

    Cucumber Salad

    • I put the caster sugar and wine vinegar into a bowl and mixed until the sugar had dissolved I then mixed in the sweet chilli sauce (optional). Using a vegetable peeler I peeled the cucumber entirely. I kept peeling until I got to seeds. I then tossed the cucumber and dressing together and added the coriander too.
      1 Cucumber - 50p, 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar, 1 tbsp Caster Sugar, A big dollop of Sweet Chilli Sauce
    • Before serving I warmed the peanut sauce a little. Hey presto, delicious homemade easy chicken satay with a cucumber salad and sticky rice, for a shade over a fiver! Both the salad and the chicken could be upscaled and downscaled really easily, you can also griddle or BBQ the chicken too. Very versatile and super easy.
      Easy Chicken Satay
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    Nutrition

    Calories: 483kcalCarbohydrates: 47.7gProtein: 31.7gFat: 18.9gSaturated Fat: 8.2gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 276mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 9.2g
    Keyword 15-30 Minutes, chicken, snack, healthy snack
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    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Chicken Satay with sticky rice and cucumber salad
    Amount per Serving
    Calories
    483
    % Daily Value*
    Fat
     
    18.9
    g
    29
    %
    Saturated Fat
     
    8.2
    g
    51
    %
    Cholesterol
     
    75
    mg
    25
    %
    Sodium
     
    276
    mg
    12
    %
    Carbohydrates
     
    47.7
    g
    16
    %
    Fiber
     
    2.6
    g
    11
    %
    Sugar
     
    9.2
    g
    10
    %
    Protein
     
    31.7
    g
    63
    %
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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