Easy Chicken Satay Recipe สะเต๊ะแบบง่ายๆ
Updated: Apr 6
Chicken (or pork) satay is one of the most eaten appetizers served in Thai restaurants abroad. While Pad Thai is perhaps even more widely known than the country Thailand itself, Pad Thai is not as popular of a dish to the locals. Chicken satay's popularity as appetizers, however, holds true in Thailand (at least in Bangkok where I am from.)
This easy chicken satay recipe is extra simple, and you don't need much cooking experience. We will just be using a satay seasoning mix. All you need is prep time to cut up the chicken pieces, preparing the sauces, and the condiments.
Although this is a really easy menu, it is quite time consuming to prepare all the proper condiments. It is meant to be more of a weekend/ party menu, but you will find out that it's a lot easier to make than you think. Let's start cooking this popular appetizer! : )
Chicken/ Pork Satay
- Satay Seasoning Mix (Both of these brands are good. I am linking the Lobo because the price on Amazon is very reasonable, but if you visit your local Asian store you can refer to these brands.)
- 500 g to 1 kg of chicken or pork or extra firm tofu (little seasoning goes a long way, use less meat if you want a heavily seasoned satay.)
- wooden skewers (recommended for the real satay 'vibe,' especially for a dinner party. Note that it takes longer to prep, and also more difficult to eat for little kids.)
- 1/3 cup of Coconut milk
Optional (but highly recommended) Ingredients:
- 5 tablespoons of distilled vinegar
- 6 tablespoons of water
- 6 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cucumber
- 2 to 3 shallots
- 1 to 2 jalapenos/ serrano peppers (leave out the chilis for kids.)
0. Make yourself a drink and turn on a #goodvibesonly playlist.
1. Cut up thin long strips of chicken/ pork/ extra firm tofu.
3. Soak the wooden skewers in water. Don't skip this part. This is so the skewers won't get burned, and make the process of putting the meat on the skewers easier.
4. Make the peanut sauce. Just mix in the 1/3 cup of Coconut milk with the peanut sauce mix. Note: I like my sauce thicker and used less vegetable oil than the recipe on the packaging.
5. On low heat, mix in the water, distilled vinegar, sugar and salt. Leave to cool.
You can also heat up water in a kettle and mix all the ingredients in a bowl, then leave to cool.
6. Cut up cucumber/ shallots/ chilis (leave out the chili seeds) When the cucumber dip ingredients cool down, put in the cut up cucumber/ shallots/ chilis.
7. Turn on a show and do the labor work of putting the meat on the skewers. Watch your fingers! The marinated chicken/ pork/ extra firm tofu is ready to be grilled.
8. You can add buttered toasts (toast and peanut butter, anybody?) and corn to make it more of a full meal too. Just wrap up the corns with aluminum foil and grill for 15 minutes. I also cut up some celery to make the meal a bit healthier.
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