16 August 2012

Plate Up. Satay Chicken Skewers

I don’t like to buy too many bottled sauces and marinades, the preservatives and additives tend to make me sick. Because of this I have always been one to make my own, and I encourage you to do the same! Most things are easier than you think and I can guarantee they will taste so much better. These satay skewers are really delish and so easy to make!

What you’ll need:
Chicken breast or thigh
1 fresh red chilli
1 garlic clove
2cm piece ginger
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 lime

What to do:
Cut your chicken into 2cm cubes and set aside. In a food processor combine chilli, garlic, ginger, peanut butter and soy. Blitz until fairly smooth. Add the juice and zest of the lime and a couple of splashes of water. Whiz until it comes together in a smoothable paste.

Reserve a little of the satay sauce for later and then coat your chicken in the remainder. Cover and refrigerate overnight. This gives maximum flavour but if you are a little short on time a couple of hours will do.

Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Soak skewers in water for 5minutes before threading on the marinated chicken. Place in a baking tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt. Cook in the oven for 15minutes, turning halfway. Serve with the reserved sauce and your favourite side dish.

Photos by Krissie.