Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chicken Satay – Quick and Easy Way

This is another quick and easy recipe coming out of my kitchen. Taste like satay but minus all the work. Since Carlos has yet to set up our backyard furniture and grill I have to do it in the oven. All I have to do is marinate it and bake/grill it in the oven. I love this dish and never get tired of it as it always reminds me of home. I will definitely make this dish again.


6 pieces chicken thigh – skin and fat removed
1 shallot – finely chopped
1” ginger – finely grated
1 tbsp finely chopped lemongrass
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp cumin powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
3 tbsp water

1. Clean, remove skin and fat from the chicken thigh. Pat is dry with paper towel. Loosen up the peanut butter with the water and mix well. Add in all the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour it over the chicken and let it marinate for at least an hour.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree F. Line a baking sheet with some aluminum foil. Drizzle on some olive oil and coat it evenly on the baking sheet.
3. Line the chicken pieces on the baking sheet and bake in the over for 25 minutes, turning them over, basting them (with the pan juice) between baking.
4. Turn the oven function to broil, broil the chicken pieces until golden brown. Serve with rice or salad.

P/s I will be away for a short vacation so I might not be able to reply to all your comments. Any urgent matters you can always email me. See you next week.

I am submitting this dish to to Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


MeRy said...


Linda said...

Look so delicious! Can't wait to try! Have a nice holiday n enjoy yourself to the fullest!

Shereen said...

I would definately try this recipe out, Gert as I've bought quite a lot of chicken thighs to make satay a few weeks ago but thinking of the work involved ( skewing the chicken pieces )put me off.Safe journey tomorrow and selamat balik kampung..lol!

Anonymous said...

Hi, was wondering if there is one marinade ingredient missing? Between the ginger and the turmeric, '1 tbsp finely chopped'...?

bbqkitchen said...

I may never need to order this on a takeaway again!

My Little Space said...

Yeah, I have to admit that satay is all M'sians fav. I don't grilled them but just make a simple pan fried with minimum oil. Just to satisfy my kids & my own crave. haha..... You actually just tempted me to make some. Slurpppp....
Hope you're having a great day.

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love easy and quick dishes. Have a nice break and see you back soon.

My Asian Kitchen said...

love this dish:satay!! Gert,love the color very vibrate!!enjoy your east coast vacation!!

QembarDelites said...

I should try this too, love satay like most Malaysians:D Enjoy your holiday!

Cuisine Paradise said...

Love this kind of one dish meal. And you sure have caught my attention with "SATAY!!!!!"! love this!

daphne said...

peanutbutter and chili- marinate, and baked! i like! Quick and easy!

lena said...

oh gert, i think i want to give this a try..i always long for doing some kind of sate chicken like this, thank you!

Elin said...

Gert...wa looks good...drooling. I like it simple too...save all the washing :p thanks for sharing the recipe. Will try this out :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I like your quick and easy version of satay.

PH said...

Wow, I like this recipe. Since I love my fats, I will leave the skin on.

ICook4Fun said...

Mery, thanks.

Linda, thank you. It is good to be home after being away for over a week.

Shereen, yea too much work that is why I buat macam ni.

Anon, I already added it in.

BBQkitchen, yeap.

Kristy, yea I do crave for satay once a while so this dish become handy on days like that :)

QPC, thank you.

Lesley, thank you. I had a great time.

Jeannie, thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Ellena, yes I made this with a stir fry vegetables and it is a complete meal.

Daphne, yes!

Lena, hope you like this.

Elin, you are most welcome.

Sonia, thanks.

Phong Hong, welcome to my blog and yes you can always do that :)

Anonymous said...

I made this last night. I wished I can say love the recipe. The taste is just not there, I think adding the shallot ruined it. Will go back to satay instant spice. My hubby who is a big fan of satay, waited patiently for me to make this dish, he didn't like it either, he wants me to go back to using the instant satay mix.

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, of course this dish can't be compare to the commercial satay instant spice which is full of MSG and other ingredients in it. I never claim that they taste the same. Taste wise it is very individual. What I like might not be the same as you.

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...


Just dropping by to say this recipe is fantastic. I just tried it for dinner this evening and it was finished in no time. I followed the recipe almost to a T, except for the 1 tsp chilli powder which I replaced with 2 tbsp of Thai garlic chilli sauce. That also gave the gravy more liquid. I baked the chicken in the oven at 190C for 30 min, turning the chicken around at half time.

Maybe the anonymous person who commented above did not like shallots, bcos I dun see how shallots can ruin a satay sauce, since satay sauce is bound to have some shallots in there. Anyway, I have confidence in all your recipes cos I have tried your recipes more than once. ;)

ICook4Fun said...

Miss B, thank you so much for your support. I am glad you like this dish. I too am puzzle at her comment about the shallots. Oh well, I guess I can't make everyone happy ha ha..

Anonymous said...

I would like to try this recipe but I do not have an oven. Is it possible to pan-fry it instead?

ICook4Fun said...

Cindy, you can always pan-fried it.

Anonymous said...

Obviously B is your friend and truly just commenting that this recipe is good just to beef up getting good reviews. Gosh this is scandal! Did you even try the recipe!
It was AWFUL!

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, you are one hell of a mean person, aren't you :) If you hate my recipes and blog so much, what the hell are you doing here!!

Anonymous said...

it baffles me people like you keep positive comments or I would say urging friends to just put some nice comments and remove true feedback when your recipe sucks!

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, people like me.....mmmm it seems like you knew me really well. So far I only know a person from Illinois, Chicago.

Shereen said...

You are such a loser...and a coward, hence you dare not even to use your name.People like you should stick to using instant mix as obviously you got no taste nor class.There is no need for you to say 'thank you' to the owner of this blog for putting in so much effort in sharing her recipes but I do take offence when STUPID BITCH like YOU leave nasty remarks which are not even true!If you can't read, understand and follow A SIMPLE AND EASY chicken satay recipe, obviously you are either such a bad cook or you are so used to eating instant pre-mix rubbish, that you can't appreciate good and delicious normal people food.If you do not have anything nice to say, just shut your foul mouth, you envious and jealous bitch!