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Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinate3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: best chicken satay recipe, chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce, easy chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce recipe, thai chicken satay skewers
Servings: 12


  • Skewers



  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into cubes
  • cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp minced lemongrass
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 small shallots minced

Peanut Sauce

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice about 1
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili sauce (Sambal Oelek, Gochujang or Sriracha) adjust to your liking
  • 1 tsp ginger grated



  • Trim the fat off the chicken thighs. Cut into cubes (¾" x ¾"). Place the chicken cubes in a large bowl. Add the rest of the marinade ingredients and mix well until everything is evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours but preferably overnight.

Peanut Sauce

  • In a bowl: combine soy sauce, sugar, chili, lime, ginger, peanut butter & hot water (make sure to add the hot water last). Mix until the sauce is smooth. Add more hot to achieve your desired consistency. Set aside.


  • Soak the 6" skewers in water for 1 hour. Thread the chicken into the skewers. Recommended: brush chicken with oil.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high. Place chicken skewers on the grill and cook for 12-16 mintues. Turn the skewers occasionally, until they are fully cooked (internal should be about 165°F). Transfer to a plate and tent with aluminum foil until ready to serve.

Add crushed roasted peanuts & red peppers to the sauce. Garnish with cilantro.

    Serve & Enjoy!