Chicken Satay with Grilled Pineapple

Simply spiced chicken satay with coconut, peanut and chilli dipping sauce.
Simply spiced chicken satay with coconut, peanut and chilli dipping sauce.Chicken Satay.  Chunks of chicken marinated with chillies, ginger and spices, grilled and served with a peanut, coconut and chilli sauce. Simple to do and packed full of taste, so what could be better ? My version of chicken satay makes a great main course or starter and you can use the recipe with pork or prawns too. Peanut butter is a rare commodity in France. Occasionally I have seen it in the English section of the supermarket at four times what I would expect to pay. I used to have it on toast and I've been known to be caught in the kitchen stuffing a spoon in the jar just so I could lick the spoon! It's also why I don't keep Nutella in the house, I cannot be trusted. Simply spiced chicken satay with coconut, peanut and chilli dipping sauce. Imagine my excitement when I found this in Lidl at a normal price! Strangely, everyone in the house hates peanut butter in its natural state, but they all love chicken satay. It's really easy. I used a small food processor bowl and combined chillies, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, soy, fish sauce and lime juice. Cut the chicken into chunks and combine with the mixture. Simply spiced chicken satay with coconut, peanut and chilli dipping sauce. Leave the mixture to marinate for at least 30 minutes. To make the sauce put peanut butter, coconut milk, sweet chilli sauce and a chopped red chilli in a saucepan and heat slowly until it comes to the boil. Turn off the heat and divide into individual serving bowls. Grill the chicken for about 10 minutes, turning regularly  and add the  pineapple for the last few minutes. Serve with lime wedges and sprinkled with coriander.  Simply spiced chicken satay with coconut, peanut and chilli dipping sauce. Go on, confess. Who else can't resist peanut butter?
Chicken Satay
Serves 4
Simply spiced chicken satay with coconut, peanut and chilli dipping sauce.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 chicken breasts
  2. 4 pieces of fresh or tinned pineapple
For the marinade
  1. 2 long red chillies
  2. 2cm piece of ginger
  3. 4 garlic cloves
  4. 1 tsp turmeric
  5. 2 tbsp garam masala
  6. 1 tbsp fish sauce
  7. 1 tsp oil
  8. juice of one lime
For the sauce
  1. 200g of crunchy peanut butter
  2. 400ml can of coconut milk
  3. 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  4. 1 chopped red chilli
To serve
  1. 1 lime quartered
  2. 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  3. 1 tbsp soy sauce
For the marinade
  1. Rough chop the chilli, ginger and garlic and place in a small food processor with the remaining ingredients until it forms a paste.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and combine with the marinade.
  3. Leave the chicken in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
For the sauce
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring slowly to the boil.
  2. Pour into individual serving bowls.
Method
  1. Thread the chicken onto skewers and grill for about 10 minutes, turning regularly.
  2. Grill the pineapple for a minute or so each side.
  3. Serve the chicken with the sauce, pineapple, lime and the coriander scattered over.
Notes
  1. Depending on how hot you like it you can remove the seeds from the chillies. Ideally try the chilli first!
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6 thoughts on “Chicken Satay with Grilled Pineapple

  1. Going to make this, thank you, made my mouth water just reading it. I also hate peanut butter, but I like it in cooking and I like peanuts, but peanut butter on toast or on a teaspoon, yuk, can’t think of anything worse! Out of our five children, two like peanut butter and three,are like me, they hate it!!! it is for sale in our Super U at a normal price. What I need to find at a normal price is Marmite!

    1. I have my sacred, and expensive, jar of marmite, but as I’m the only one who eats it, I don’t run out fast. When my eldest comes out I always give him a very strange list to bring back. I don’t envy him at the checkout in the UK!

    1. Thanks Sheryl. I’m so glad you like the sound of this. It’s a real favourite here so I hope you give it a try. Not sure it would have been heard of a hundred years ago in my country or yours!

  2. This sounds like a delicious dish, Amanda, and it makes me so glad that you’re not going to quit posting recipes. Putting everything on the grill once the sauces/marinades are complete means a cooler kitchen and clean-up’s a snap. This has summer written all over it.

    1. Glad you approve John. We’ve finally been blessed with temperatures in the thirties so simple good food, without too much mess is key! Did I mentionI have a lovely kitchen I like to keep clean? 🙂

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