Chicken Satay “My Way”

Serves: 5 ● Preparation time: 20 minutes ● Cooking time: 8 minutes ● Medium

Why go out for Thai food when you can make this flavorful Chicken Satay at home? Only kidding, of course, but everyone loves the texture and creaminess of this exotic dish. I serve it as an appetizer, but it also works well as a main course. I usually serve it with a side salad, since it is quite rich. You can replace the cashews with peanuts, of course.

15 small wooden skewers
2 lb. chicken, cut in 1-inch cubes
3/4 cup cashews or peanuts, crushed
1/4 tsp. turmeric or curry powder

Satay Sauce
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp. agave syrup
1 tsp. turmeric or curry powder
2 cloves garlic
½ tsp. Siracha or cayenne pepper
1/4 cup lime juice (2 limes)

1. Soak the wooden skewers in water.

2. Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl or blender. I like it spicy, so I add a full tbsp. of Siracha. I use my mini blender, of course!

3. Place the cubed chicken in a bowl and add 3/4 of the Satay sauce, reserving about a ½ cup of the sauce for dipping. Mix well and marinate for a minimum of a half hour.

4. Arrange the chicken on the skewers, about 5 pieces per skewer. Sprinkle with crushed cashews and a little extra curry powder or turmeric.

5. Place the skewers in a skillet over high heat and grill for about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, and continue turning the skewers to grill all four sides 2 minutes on each side. You can also grill these on the BBQ.

6. Serve with the Satay Sauce on the side. Enjoy!