Are you craving the flavors of the Orient but don’t feel like getting take-out? Our Grilled Chicken Satay with Thai Style Peanut Sauce will have you jumping for joy thanks to the bold flavor combinations and easy cook-time! Not only is this recipe teeming with traditional Thai ingredients, but it’s simple to make in your own kitchen, which ensures that the ingredients will be fresh, nutritious, and high-quality. This recipe makes for the perfect date night dish, as it’s sure to impress that special someone in your life, but it also serves as a great dinner party entree that will leave everyone asking for more. However you choose to look at it, dining in has never been easier (and more fun!) with this recipe, so go ahead and give it a try–we promise it will be love at first bite!
Not only is this recipe a great dinner option, but it is sure to be a family favorite with the addition of peanut butter! Using peanut butter creates a unique, appealing twist on the traditional grilled chicken dish, as it provides additional flavor and creaminess. Not only is peanut butter high in protein, but peanuts also contain other functional compounds like fibers, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals–all things our bodies need to be at their healthiest. In addition to these functional compounds, peanuts provide an excellent source of phenolic acids, flavonoids, and phytosterols, compounds that block the absorption of cholesterol in the diet (1). So with all of these health benefits, why not go ahead and include these fabulous nuts in your daily diet? They make for a great snack, and provide a tasty addition for any recipe you choose. For more information, inspiration and recipes including peanuts, check out the National Peanut Board.
Peanut Sauce is a great sauce to Cook Once, Eat Twice. You can prepare the peanut sauce and use as a dip for steamed or raw veggies, tofu, shrimp, grilled chicken, beef or pork, or over noodles. The peanut sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. If it is thicker after refrigeration, add water and stir.
Preheat a grill or sauce pan to medium-high.
If using a sauce pan, add olive oil, and grill chicken until cooked through. The minimum internal temperature should be 165° F, or about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
When done, place on a plate and set aside.
Heat coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until lightly browned.
Add coconut milk, coconut water, water, and tamari to the pan and whisk together. Add curry paste; stir for 1 minute. Whisk in peanut butter and sorghum syrup, and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add red pepper flakes if desired.
Remove from heat, and let cool. Serve 1/4 cup portion of the Thai peanut sauce on top of grilled chicken or use as a dip.
Serving size: 3 ounces Calories: 260 calories, Fat: 15 grams, Saturated fat: 6 grams, Carbohydrates: 3 grams, Sugar: 2 grams, Sodium: 210 milligrams, Fiber: 0 grams, Protein: 25 grams, Cholesterol: 870 milligrams
*Disclosure: Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to The Sorghum Checkoff and is also an ambassador for the National Peanut Board. However, we were not compensated for this post. (1) Arya SS, Chauhan S, Salve AR. Peanuts as functional food: a review. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 2016 Jan;53(1):31-41. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26787930.