It’s been a while since I’ve written about some good meat, so here we go.
Growing up, my family always went to this one particular restaurant when we were in the mood for Thai Food. No matter what, we shared the Chicken Satay skewers for an appetizer, served with some creamy peanut dipping sauce and a fresh cucumber salad. It’s such a simple concept (skewered grilled chicken), but so delicious every single time because of the spices you can add. I remember thinking that Chicken Satay was a really fancy dish because I had only ever ordered it at restaurants, and so years later when we were thinking of making it for my graduation party, the idea seemed a bit intimidating.
You know what though? It’s actually pretty easy to make, so no need to be intimidated at all. It’s also fun to eat off of wooden skewers and the concept mimics a similar experience to the all-American chicken strip. I put this recipe together for a summer bbq dinner party, cooked the skewers on our grill and served with a variety of fresh vegetable salads with some peanut dipping sauce. The addition of garlic and curry powder really add some nice flavor. Summer’s almost over, ready… go!
What will you need? (Makes enough for 6-8 people)
4 large, boneless chicken breasts
For the marinade:
1 cup plain, greek yogurt
2 cloves garlic, cut into quarters
2 tbsp peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, your choice!)
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp curry powder
Dash of salt and ground pepper
How do you make it?
Wash and dry your chicken breasts. Slice them into 1-inch thick strips and set to the side. In a small food processor, combine all ingredients for the marinade and blend. Pour the creamy mixture over your chicken strips and refrigerate for about an hour.
Take your chicken out of the fridge and place them on wooden skewers. (Some people think that soaking the wooden skewers beforehand makes it do they don’t burn as easily – I think they burn either way! Haha. )
When you’re ready to serve the meal in about 20 minutes, fire up the grill and cook your skewers until done. Everyone’s grill cooks meat at a different pace!
Remove from the grill and serve immediately with some homemade or store-bought peanut sauce! There are recipes all over the internet. I just threw a bunch of ingredients in a pan so I don’t think I can recreate what I did at this moment, but just know it was tasty.
As I mentioned, I served this dish with a variety of grilled vegetables and fresh summer salads. Specifically, my Thai Sesame Carrot + Cabbage Slaw that I already wrote about a while ago! Either way, I hope you get a chance to spend some time outside this weekend, eating and drinking with people that you love. Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!