Sunday, October 24, 2010

Satay Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Oh look, another recipe from Jenn at Jenn's Food Journey!! Jenn and I have become pretty good blogging friends - and she make some awesome food! I love that her recipes are usually quick for busy weeknights, have ingredients that I keep stocked in my pantry and always deliver on taste. I've told Jenn that if she keeps up these delicious recipes I'll have to rename my blog to "Andrea the Kitchen Witch cooks everything on Jenn's food Journey". She's good, people! If you haven't done so already, please take a look at her awesome blog. You and your taste buds will be happy you did!

When I made this recipe I had to adjust it based on what we had and our personal tastes. (WHAT?? The Witch not follow a recipe? Shocker, right?) And while my almost 4 yr old little Witch might be an adventurous eater, she still does NOT like spicy, so that had to be adjusted as well. I left the spicy stuff out of the dipping sauce knowing that the additional heat would not be welcomed by the little Witch. I decided to leave the Sriracha in the marinade, its heat was gentle and not overpowering and provided the perfect 'oomph' of heat that you need in a peanut sauce. If I had a more heat tolerant preschooler I would have added the Sriracha to the dipping sauce as well. Feel free to adjust to your families taste/spice levels.

The chicken was moist, flavorful and succulent. The dipping sauce was rich, flavorful and addicting! I cooked the chicken indoors on my George Foreman grill. All in all the entire dish took less than 15 minutes to cook, not including the marinade time. Satay chicken with peanut sauce was a family pleasing, delicious meal that we'll be revisiting often! Thanks again Jenn for such a delicious recipe!!

Satay Chicken with Peanut Sauce
makes 4 serving
recipe adapted from Jenn's Food Journey
For the marinade:
4 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
2 T peanut butter
juice of 1/2 lime
1 t Sriracha or other hot sauce
3 T soy sauce
1 clove garlic minced (garlic press)

For the sauce:
1/4 c peanut butter (creamy)
3 T soy sauce
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 t paprika
1/4 c water

Mix the marinade ingredients together and stir until well combined. The peanut butter will make the mixture look grainy, that is OK. Pour over chicken breast in a zip top bag and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes - The Kitchen Witch let hers marinate for 6 hours, it was delicious!

Cook chicken by which ever method you prefer, I used an indoor grill (George Foreman) however you can also use an outdoor grill. You can pan sautee this however you'll need to add oil to the pan to avoid sticking (the nutritional values do not include any additional cooking oil).

While chicken cooks make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Sauce will thicken after a short boil, stir well to avoid burning. Cook about 1 minute and serve with chicken.

~*~NOTE: Nutritional info assumes that all of the peanut sauce will be consumed. We ended up having a lot of it left over, almost half. So depending on how much sauce you have the numbers provided could be substantially lower~*~

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople recipe calculator
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368.8
Total Fat 10.9 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.7 g
Cholesterol 136.9 mg
Sodium 1,356.0 mg
Potassium 656.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.6 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 59.8 g


Yenta Mary said...

Oh, my little bowl of raisin bran is looking so, so pitiful after seeing this masterpiece of teamwork between two of my favorite blogging cooks!

Raina said...

I love chicken satay! Love this recipe too. I agree; we all need those quick and tasty recipes for week nights:)

StephenC said...

Jenn definitely deserves your praise. I love this recipe, although I confess I haven't made it yet.

Angie's Recipes said...

Yummy! Love satay sauce. Great with a glass of cold beer!

Lyndsey said...

This looks great! I'll have to check out her blog. I am all about quick, easy, but tasty weeknight dinner in a fllash recipes! I always adjust to our families (or my) tastes too! You gotta make what you like! :D

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

looks great and good for me too cos i'm on the look out for chicken recipes as i'm doing a chicken challenge for the next few weeks!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh my my this is my FAV, whenever my Thai friends make them for me, i can't tell how much i eat them they look just too delicious! slurp :)

Jenn said...

Yours look so much better then mine did...mmmmmmmmm!! Nicely done!! Thanks so much for the praise Andrea... You are good people too!! P.s...we had a lot of the sauce left over too, and I forgot to mention that on my blog... oops!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I have been dying to make this one of Jenn's. So glad you did - all the more motivation! And your picture is drool-worthy! Great post.

twistedkitchen said...

oh Yum! I love chicken Satay - and peanut sauce! The recipe I use is quite different, I will have to give this one a try!

Linda said...

I love the flavors in this recipe! I will have to give this a try, my family would love it!

Mrs. Mix-it said...

Looks yummy to me!!!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

I love peanut sauce. Thanks for sharing a recipe for it.

I've tagged you in an internet game. Don't feel obligated to participate if it's not your thing.

Design Wine and Dine said...

I have a similar recipe - this one looks Great!!!!! I will have to try this! Makes a fun dinner!

I love spicy but yes my 4 yr old does not either!

Cranberry Morning said...

LOL. I feel that way about Jenn's blog too!! I've made so many of her recipes. :-) This looks great! I have to adjust recipes too, and love it when anyone posts a REAL recipe. I think more people are actually learning how to cook, rather than just live off food from the Deli. :-)

Yenta Mary said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! Yup -- Jenn sent me ... :)

Velva said...

This chicken peanut satay rocks. I would love it. My kids would love it. Thanks for sharing.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

One of my favorite dishes. Can't wait to try your version. Looks great.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Chris said...

Here via Jenn's blog. Sriracha rocks, but I do have to dial it back a bit for my boys.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

I found you via another blog and was drawn by the peanut sauce. I LOVE peanut sauce. So yummy.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I love satays. This looks so easy, too.

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