Satay Chicken Skewers

serves 4 


  • 4 medium sized chicken breast (600g)
  • 8 wooden skewers  
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander 

Satay Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, for garnish 
  • 1 cup freshly chopped coriander, for garnish 


  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl (soy sauce, cumin, turmeric and coriander). Chop chicken into 2cm cubed pieces, add to marinade and marinate for several hours or overnight.
  2. Soak skewers in water for about 30 minutes prior to using to prevent them from burning while cooking.
  3. Thread marinated chicken onto pre-soaked skewers.
  4. Preheat grill and cook skewered chicken over medium high heat for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked and golden. Set aside.
  5. To make the dipping sauce. Add oil into small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and ginger for a few minutes. Then add in soy sauce, peanut butter, turmeric, brown sugar and water. Continue to cook for a few more minutes until well combined and sauce thickens.
  6. Drizzle sauce over chicken skewers and garnish with freshly chopped coriander. Serve with side salad.

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