Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-marinated grilled chicken strips.

Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 35 minutes (30 minutes prep)

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce, (see Ingredient Note)

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 pound chicken tenders

Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons "lite" coconut milk, (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste

Directions
  1. Whisk lime juice, oil, soy sauce, fish sauce and red pepper in a shallow dish until combined; add chicken and turn to coat. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  2. To prepare peanut sauce: Whisk peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and red pepper until smooth.

  3. Preheat grill to high. Thread each chicken tender onto a wooden skewer. Grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 3 minutes per side. Serve warm or chilled with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

Ingredient note: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian sauce made from salted, fermented fish. You can find it in the Asian section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets.

Tips: Refrigerate leftover coconut milk for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months. It will appear separated when thawed; simply mix until smooth.

To prevent wooden skewers from burning on the grill, wrap the exposed portion in foil before grilling. (Contrary to popular wisdom, soaking them in water doesn’t prevent them from burning.)

If preparing ahead of time: Covered and refrigerate the peanut sauce for up to 2 days. | Equipment: 12 wooden skewers (see Tip)


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
286
Added Sugars
1g
Carbohydrates
6g
Cholesterol
63mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Fat
18g
Monounsaturated Fat
8g
Potassium
225mg
Protein
25g
Saturated Fat
2g
Sodium
463mg
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Exchanges
3 very lean meats
1 fat

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