Saturday, May 12, 2007

Short-Cut Chicken Satay

It has been donkey years ago since I last made any satay because I considered this dish very troublesome. Furthermore, I always get to eat it at my friend A's house and the M'sian restaurant here so I don't really feel like making it myself. But then at a party recently, I got to learn a simple satay sauce recipe from M which got me interested in making satay again. Now I got this short-cut satay peanut sauce recipe, I just have to create my short-cut satay meat marinade for my chicken.

Serving my moist satay chicken (using chicken breasts) with rice cake and seedless cucumber.

Short-cut and delicious satay peanut sauce. Look at the coconut oil oozing out. M, thanks for the recipe! It's a keeper! :)

Click below for easy and delicious satay peanut sauce recipe:

My adapation of M's Easy Satay Peanut Sauce:


1/2 canned coconut cream
2 big scoops of creamy peanut butter (Or more crunchy peanut butter and omit the ground toasted peanuts)
3-4 tsp. of Thai red curry paste
3 Tbp. lime juice
1 small cube of Thai palm sugar (about quarter size) (optional)
2-4 Tbp. soft brown sugar
1/2- 3/4 cup ground toasted peanuts
Water to dilute if too thick


In a saucepan, add in coconut cream and the rest of the ingredients. When boiled, turn to low and keep stirring until a layer of oil surface. Adjust thickness consistency to your liking with water and season to taste with brown sugar and lime juice.

My Short-Cut Chicken Satay Marinade (sorry no measurement):

Marinate the cut chicken breast with turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, lemon grass powder, fennel seeds powder, salt and brown sugar for at least 4 hours. Brush with canola oil on both sides while grilling. My one chicken breast managed to yield 10 satay sticks.

My Easy Version Ketupak (rice cake/compressed rice):

Cook rice per normal in your rice cooker. When done, take it out and spread the rice on a 9x13 pan evenly, lay the top with cling wrap/foil and press the rice down with some heavy object. Let it set for at least 1 or 2 hours. Cut into cubes and serve with satay sauce.


Anonymous said...


Your satay dish looks absolutely mouthwatering. Reminds me of home. We are not so fortunate here in New Orleans - no Malaysian restaurant! Appreciate if you could share your recipe for the satay sauce, satay and ketupat!


Little Corner of Mine said...

Will do Anon. Just give me time to type up the recipes ya.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Recipes posted! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great idea to make Ketumpat! Will try it on our next BBQ party!!!

Peony said...

I really admired your 'creativity' in cooking all these tasty food from 'home'.

guess I'm so used to all these food so easily available that I don't bother to make my own.

well done...

BTAN said...

I enjoy reading stories of your children as I can tell you are such a dedicated mom as you keep up so well with them. My daughter is going to be 4 this October, I wish I have kept better record of her growth, I thought I remembered all but unfortunately not. I also enjoy reading your recipes a lot, with these "short cut" satay, I guess we can have satay every weekend..cheers

Edith said...

Ching, you made it sound so easy leh. Lately been eating lots of satay but not once fully satisfied. Perhaps I should do some home made ones hor. hehe

Mandy said...

SATAY!!!! Do you think I can broil the satay instead of grilling them?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Sorry for the late reply. I was on a little family vacation.

How it went Tricia?

Thanks Peony. :)

Hi BTAN, thanks for your comment. I have been slacking in recording Edda's record though. Haha..
And yes, we certainly can have satay every weekend!

Edith, because it is easy mah. You know I'm very lazy one, if it's not easy, I won't do it. Hehe...

Hi novice baker, I don't see why not, just keep an eye on it and don't burn it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips on ketupat method. :) I'm making it tonight.

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome cooking ninja! Wah, a delicious dinner for you tonight huh?

Anonymous said...

Oh yes. It was delicious. I made the peanut gravy and it was delicious - can use it for gado-gado. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes, this peanut gravy is delicious. Evy walked by and saw it and now she requested this for dinner tomorrow. Hahaha... Guess we will have satay tomorrow. :)

SteamyKitchen said...

Love the cute compressed rice blocks!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks SteamyKitchen! :)