Recipe: Sateh ayam - Chicken satay

This is a very tasty Indonesian chicken satay. Sateh ayam is one of the most popular Indonesian dishes. In Indonesia you will find food stalls selling chicken satay on every corner of the street.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes

Ingredients for chicken satay

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1-1/3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2/3 pinch ground black pepper
  • 2/3 pinch ground cumin
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 2/3 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions to make chicken satay

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.

In a medium bowl, mix soy sauce, tomato sauce, peanut oil, garlic, black pepper, and cumin. Place chicken into the mixture, and stir to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator about 15 minutes.

Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and saute onion and garlic until lightly browned. Mix in water, peanut butter, soy sauce, and sugar. Cook and stir until well blended. Remove from heat, mix in lemon juice, and set aside.

Thread chicken onto skewers. Cook on the prepared grill 5 minutes per side, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Serve with the peanut butter sauce or with sambal kacang (Indonesian peanut sauce). Discard remaining marinade.

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