BAKED OR GRILLED Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is one of my absolute favorite recipes with the most addicting Peanut Sauce ever! I’ve included instructions for baking or indoor/outdoor grilling so you can make this recipe year round – because you will want to make this recipe year round. I am specifically posting it RIGHT NOW, because it makes a showstopping Christmas or New Year’s Eve holiday appetizer!
People often ask me what my favorite recipe is. That is virtually an impossible question as it changes depending on my mood, and even then there are too many ties for “favorites.”
If I’m craving creamy and cheesy then it might be my Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese (made for Thanksgiving, SO GOOD), if I’m craving light and texture packed with the best dressing then Chipotle BBQ Chicken Salad, if I’m craving sweet and zingy Chinese then General Tso’s Chicken, if I’m craving sweet heat then Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs, if I’m craving layered Thai spices then Panang Curry, if I’m craving light Italian, then 20 Minute Sun Dried Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta, and if I’m craving comforting Mexican then Cheesy Taco Soup. But really, I could go on and on and on…
But you know what I crave absolutely ALL the time? even if I have already made it twice in one week to perfect the recipe – This Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce! There are many variations of chicken satay recipes, which in essence, means chicken marinated in spices, skewered and grilled, but to me, it is all about the Peanut Sauce, this peanut sauce.
I am absolutely obsessed with peanut sauce from my wraps to tacos to skillet chicken. And even though I have shared many other recipes with peanut sauce, I find this straightforward easy recipe with just marinated chicken + peanut sauce every bit as delicious. This Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is so good, in fact, that I wanted it to be accessible year round, so these pics are of baked Chicken Satay. I know baking might seem sacrilegious to some, but the chicken emerges incredibly juicy and ensures everyone, even those without an indoor grill, can taste the marinated spiced chicken and delectable, creamy, multi-dimensional peanut sauce at any time.
Baking is also super simple because you can place the skewered chicken in your oven and forget about them for 10 minutes instead of babysitting the grill. But whether you bake or grill your easy Thai Chicken Satay, I know you are going love it!
This Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce comes together super quickly because once you stir together your mouthwatering concoction of soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, chili paste, ginger, garlic, basil, coriander and tumeric (drool!) your prep is almost done! Part of the sauce becomes your marinade and the rest becomes the base of your Peanut Sauce. Now, all you do is simmer the reserved Sauce for a minute while your chicken is either baking or grilling then whisk in some peanut butter – done!
I hope you ring in the New Year with this baked or grilled Thai Chicken Satay with its deep and rich creamy, savory, Peanut Sauce and continue to love it year round. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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