This Thai Chicken Satay features tender, succulent marinated chicken skewers that are grilled to perfection and paired with a tasty homemade peanut sauce.
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- ❤️ Why You’ll Love this Chicken Satay Recipe
- 🛒 What’s in Chicken Satay
- 🔪 How to Make Thai Chicken Satay
- What Keto Side Dishes Goes with Chicken Satay?
- Is Satay OK for Keto? How Many Carbs are in Chicken Satay Sticks?
- Tips For Making the Best Chicken Satay
- What is Chicken Satay Sauce Made of?
- Variations to Consider
- Is Satay Sauce the Same as Peanut Sauce?
- More Keto Asian Inspired Recipes
❤️ Why You’ll Love this Chicken Satay Recipe
- Tender chunks Asian marinated grilled chicken
- Classic Satay flavors
- Serve with a homemade Peanut Dipping Sauce
- Perfect to serve at a party
- Easy to make
Take your next backyard barbecue to the next level with this mouth-watering Thai Chicken Satay recipe. With a unique blend of sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavors that tantalize the taste buds, and the addition of savory peanut dipping sauce, these amazingly flavorful skewers will be an instant hit with everyone.
If you've ever tried Thai Chicken Satay, then you probably know it's one of the most popular street foods in Thailand. The last few years, it has gained immense popularity all over the world. Now you can make your own low carb version using just a handful of ingredients.
Plus, food is just more fun to eat when it's on a skewer, don't you think? These Cilantro Lime Shrimp Skewers and these tasty Italian Antipasti Skewers are two of my other favorite party appetizers served on a skewer you should try.
🛒 What’s in Chicken Satay
- Chicken thighs
- Peanut Sauce
- Unsweetened coconut milk
- Fresh lime juice
- Fresh cilantro
- Fresh ginger
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Thai Chicken Satay
Cut the chicken thighs into bite size chunks and add to a bowl.
Tip: If you'd rather use chicken breast you certainly can.
In a small mixing bowl, add in the coconut milk, lime juice, Sambal, cilantro, turmeric, garlic and ginger.
Tip: If you don't like it too spicy, you can cut back a little on the Sambal.
Whisk together until well combined.
Pour the marinade over the chicken and mix thoroughly, making sure all the chicken is coated. Cover and allow it to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
Tip: Soaking the skewers in water helps to prevent them from burning on the grill.
Take out the chicken and leave it at room temperature while you heat up your grill pan or outdoor grill.
Add the chicken to skewers, then grill for 5-7 minutes on all sides, or until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165°F when checked on a meat thermometer.
Serve with some Easy Peanut Sauce for dipping.
What Keto Side Dishes Goes with Chicken Satay?
If you're serving these chicken skewers as a main course, you'll want a tasty side to complement the flavors. Here are some popular choices to consider:
- Thai Cucumber Salad
- Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans
- Coconut Cauliflower Rice
- Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Air Fryer Asparagus
- Grilled Broccolini
Is Satay OK for Keto? How Many Carbs are in Chicken Satay Sticks?
Not all satay is created equal. For this recipe, there are only 3 net carbs per serving, which makes it an excellent choice for Keto or low carb diets.
Tips For Making the Best Chicken Satay
- Allow time for the chicken to marinate: In order to give the chicken maximum flavors, you should let it marinate no less than an hour, or even up to several hours.
- Don’t forget to soak the wooden skewers: By soaking them for about 30 minutes before threading the chicken, this helps keep the skewers moist and prevents them from burning.
- Preheat your grill: Always give your grill time to come up to proper temp before placing the chicken on. This helps chicken sear slightly and cook more evenly.
- Watch your cook time: Chicken skewers cook quickly, because the pieces are thinner. You may want to set a timer to help remind yourself to check on it. Use a meat thermometer to make sure they are done before removing them from the grill.
- Grease your grates: To prevent the chicken satay skewers from sticking, make sure to grease the grill really well. If the sauce causes them to stick, use a thin metal spatula to help you get them loose.
What is Chicken Satay Sauce Made of?
There's no question that the peanut sauce steals the show, but some recipes have added sugars or other ingredients not recommended for low carb diets.
The incredibly easy Peanut Sauce recipe I used for this recipe uses sugar free, all-natural peanut butter, unsweetened coconut milk and a few other Keto friendly ingredients that you can enjoy guilt free with your grill chicken satay.
Variations to Consider
- Marinade: Add other flavors to the marinade with coconut aminos, tamari or a few drops of fish sauce. Just make sure you’re familiar with the way additional ingredients taste before adding them.
- Add some heat: If you love extra spicy flavors, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the peanut sauce. You can also add some cayenne pepper, just be careful not to overdo it.
- Chicken: If you love this chicken satay, you can also use strips of beef or shrimp next time.
- Grill them with veggies: While the grill is hot, throw on some grilled veggie kabobs to serve with them. Bell peppers, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes all work great on skewers.
Is Satay Sauce the Same as Peanut Sauce?
Satay sauce is a peanut sauce. However, there are many types of peanut sauce that are used in different cuisines and based on the region of the world, other ingredients are added to crushed peanuts to create different sauces.
More Keto Asian Inspired Recipes
- Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
- Beef and Broccoli
- Bang Bang Shrimp
- Pepper Steak
- Orange Chicken
- Honey Garlic Chicken
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Thai Chicken Satay
- Cut the chicken thighs into bite size chunks and add to a bowl.
- In a small mixing bowl, add in the coconut milk, lime juice, Sambal, cilantro, turmeric, garlic and ginger. Whisk together until well combined.
- Pour the marinade over the chicken and mix thoroughly, making sure all the chicken is coated. Cover and allow it to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Take out the chicken and leave it at room temperature while you heat up your grill pan or outdoor grill.
- Add the chicken onto the skewers, then grill for 5-7 minutes on all sides, or until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165°F when checked with a meat thermometer.
- Serve with some Easy Peanut Sauce for dipping.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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