Indonesian Chicken Satés

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Classic Indonesian fare, satés (or satays) are skewers of broiled or grilled marinated meat or fish. This flexible recipe works with tofu or chicken. If serving a group with some vegetarians and some meat eaters, prepare 12 ounces of chicken and 10 1/2 ounces of tofu and marinate separately.

Indonesian Chicken Satés
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 2 1/2 hours

  • 1/4 cup kecap manis, (see Ingredient Note)

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce

Directions
  1. Prepare through Step 2 up to 1 day ahead. | Equipment: Six 12-inch skewers

  2. 6 servings

  3. Combine kecap manis, soy sauce, garlic, oil, vinegar, cumin and coriander in a small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a medium bowl. Place chicken in a large sealable plastic bag. Pour the remaining marinade into the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  4. Add peanut butter, water, ketchup and hot sauce to taste to the reserved marinade and whisk to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  5. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan or baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  6. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread equal amounts onto six 12-inch skewers. (If using wooden skewers, cover the exposed end of each skewer with foil to prevent burning.) Broil the skewers until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Serve the satés with the reserved peanut sauce for dipping.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
256
Carbohydrates
5g
Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
2g
Protein
26g
Cholesterol
63mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Potassium
227mg
Sodium
504mg
Added Sugars
Exchanges
3 lean meat
2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Selenium (30% daily value).

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1 reply

kryton50036
kryton50036 2014-03-20 18:37:52 -0500 Report

Kecap manis : Sweet soy sauce, which has a thick, almost syrupy consistency and a unique, pronounced, sweet somewhat treacle-like flavor due to generous addition of palm sugar. In cooking, it could be replaced by molasses with a little vegetable stock stirred in. However this is different than the smooth and mild sweetness of palm sugar and the strong flavor of fermented soy, as molasses can tend to have bitter flavors.