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Indonesian Chicken Satay

Indonesian Chicken Satay
Chicken Satay

Indonesian Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce. Yummy asian food recipe, marinated grilled chicken skewers served with a creamy peanut dipping sauce. Its perfect! But if you want to elevate this Indonesian recipe, match it with coconut rice. Cooked white rice in coconut milk. This is absolutely delicious.. 

Make 20 sticks | Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes

Indonesian Chicken Satay Recipe


  • 1 kilogram chicken breast fillet, sliced 1 inch wide x 4-5 inches length
  • 20 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • On the Side: 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • green onions/cilantro, garnish
  • Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2.5 teaspoons sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis)
  • 2.5 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons curry paste or powder
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk
  • Peanut Sauce:
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 to 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 to 2 ½ tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ tamarind paste (or 2 tbsp lime/calamansi juice)
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk


  1. Prepare Chicken breast and slice it across grain, about 1 inch wide each piece. Combine the marinade. Marinate the chicken for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator or longer.
  2. For the peanut sauce: Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until sauce is smooth. Do a taste test, adding more fish sauce if not salty sauce (for vegetarians: enough or more cayenne substitute 2 ½ tbsp pepper if not spicy enough. too salty add a squeeze of lime juice.
  3. Prepare to grill the chicken: take it out from the fridge and start to skewer with the the wooden sticks. Grill the satay for 4 minutes on each side or until desired tenderness.
  4. Serve with Peanut Sauce and some sliced cucumber and garnish with chopped fresh green onions and cilantro upon serving.