Grilled Chicken Skewers, Smothered in a Spicy Satay Marinade, Served With a Sweet Peanuty Dipping Sauce, and Stir Fried Noodles.
Satay chicken skewers are always my starter of choice when I go out for a Thai meal or get a take away, so I just had to try and re-create them at home! However, I have made them into a main meal by serving them with noodles.
This is surprisingly easy to make, so can definitely be served as an exciting weekday dinner, but also looks and tastes good enough to be served as a weekend treat!
Variations: Use vegetables or tofu in the skewers for a vegetarian version, or serve with a Thai spicy vegetable salad rather than noodles to make this a healthier option!
Ingredients: Serves 2
For the Skewers:
- 400g Chicken Thighs
- 1 Thai Chilli (Depending on how spicy you like it!)
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- 1 Piece of Ginger
- 1 Stalk of Lemongrass
- ½ an Onion
- 2tbsp Fish Sauce
- 1tbsp Honey
- 2tbsp Lime Juice
- 1tsp Turmeric
- 1tsp Ground Coriander
- 1tbsp Vegetable Oil
Satay Dipping Sauce:
- 2tbsp of the Satay Marinade
- 160ml Coconut Cream
- 2tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1tbsp Fish Sauce
- 1tbsp Lime Juice
- 1tsp Honey
- 150g Fine Egg Noodles
- 1 Pepper
- Hand full of Sugar Snap Peas and Baby Sweet Corn
- 1tbsp Satay Dipping Sauce
- 1tsp of Sesame Oil
- Sesame Seeds
- Lime Wedges
- Fresh Coriander
Blend all the ingredients for the marinade in a small blender, reserve 2tbsp for the Satay Dipping sauce
Slice the chicken thighs into strips and soak in the satay marinade
Thread the chicken onto skewers length ways and grill for around 4 minutes either side, or until the chicken has started to colour
The Satay Dipping Sauce:
Fry the marinade in a pan for 2 minutes.
Add the coconut milk and peanut butter to the pan and mix until fully incorporated.
Simmer for a few minutes, then add the lime juice, fish sauce and honey. Taste the sauce at this point and adjust if necessary!
Spoon into a small ramekin to serve, reserving 1tbsp for the noodles.
Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions.
Meanwhile stir-fry the vegetables for a few minutes until cooked though, then add the satay sauce.
Transfer to noodles to the pan and stir until the vegetables are evenly distributed, and the noodles are coated in the sauce.
Transfer to a bowl to serve and sprinkle over some sesame seeds and chopped coriander.
Sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped coriander over the skewers and noodles.
Serve up two skewers, 1 large spoonful of satay sauce and a generous serving of noodles. Eat and enjoy!