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Chicken Satay Skewers

February 13

These chicken skewers are great as an appetiser to any meal or even just for portable party snacking! Served along side a fresh leafy green salad, they make for a perfect healthy and tasty lunch!

  • serves Serves 4
  • time 30 mins


  1. 1. Soak your skewers if wooden in water for 15 minutes. In a pestle and mortar, bash together the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, sugar, ginger and garlic, then stir through the turmeric and sunflower oil.
  2. 2. Cut the chicken breasts into long strips length-ways, toss together with spice mixture and thread onto the skewers. Set aside to marinade for at least one hour.
    Pound the ginger, garlic and chilli in a pestle and mortar until it forms a paste.
  3. 3. In a small saucepan, heat one tablespoon of sunflower oil, fry the paste for 30–40 seconds. Add soy sauce, peanut butter, coconut milk and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer, stirring until the sauce thickens. Squeeze in the lime juice and remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. 4. Heat a griddle pan, brush the chicken skewers with oil and then fry them for 2–3 minutes each side. Remove from the heat and place on plates. Drizzle over the satay sauce and top with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds.
  5. TOP TIP

    Great cooked over the hot smokey coals of a BBQ.

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For the marinade:

4 free range chicken breasts

2 tsp coriander seeds

1 tsp of cumin seeds

1 tsp of ground turmeric

2 garlic cloves

1 thumb sized piece of ginger, finely minced

1 tbsp of sugar

2 tbsp of sunflower oil

For the satay sauce:

200ml coconut milk

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 red chilli finely chopped

1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely grated

1 tbsp sunflower oil

2 tbsp of soya sauce

2 tbsp of crunchy peanut butter

Juice of 1 lime

A handful of toasted sesame seeds


You'll Need

Pestle and mortar

Skewers (soaked)


Griddle pan

Medium mixing bowl