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Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay on a bed of lettuce

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay - with a sweet, sour, spicy sauce that can even be made a day in advance; then brush it onto the chicken skewers and grill in mere minutes.
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Easy Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian Inspired
Servings 6 as a main dish and a dozen as appetizer skewers
Calories 363 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the sauce

  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha sauce more or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp Soy sauce low sodium preferred
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger root
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts for garnish optional


  1. Slice the chicken breasts in long strips about 1/4 inch wide.
  2. Weave the chicken strips onto the skewers and set aside in the fridge until the sauce is ready.

To prepare the sauce

  1. In a small saucepan over medium low heat, lightly sauté the garlic in the peanut oil for just a minute or so, just to soften but not brown the garlic.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients for the sauce, except the lemon juice and simmer slowly for 5 -10 minutes or until the sauce thickens just little. If you cook it down too much just add a little more water to bring the sauce back to a pourable/brushable consistency.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Let the sauce cool for a few minutes. Pour half of it into a separate bowl and reserve that half as a dipping sauce or to pour on rice if serving as a meal.
  5. Brush the remaining half of the sauce onto the prepared skewers.
  6. Lay the skewers onto the preheated grill and cook for about 3 minutes per side or until fully cooked through.
  7. Serve immediately with a garnish of roasted peanuts if you like.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 888mg39%
Potassium 604mg17%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.