Chicken Satay Skewers

Chicken Satay is a very simple recipe that people are unsure how to cook at home and yet often order it when they dine out. This very simple recipe completely demystifies Satay sauces.

Chicken Skewers:
4 breasts of chicken-diced into cubes
Mixed vegetables (peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes)-Cut into chunks
2 dessertspoons oil
½ teaspoon Cajun spice

Dice the chicken into pieces and put into a medium sized bowl with the cajun spice and the oil. Mix until completely coated and then thread onto metal or wooden skewers with some vegetables between each piece of chicken

Cooking Methods:
These skewers can be cooked in two ways
1. Cook on a hot barbecue for 10-12 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
2. Place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and cook in a preheated oven (180C/350F/Gas Mark 4) for 18-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through

Satay sauce (Which can be made in advance and reheated)
½ medium sized onion
1 large clove garlic
½ red chilli
1inch fresh ginger
5oz/150g crunchy peanut butter
14floz/400ml coconut milk
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon soy sauce
5floz/150ml water
2-3 stems of spring onions-chopped finely

Finely dice the onion, garlic, chilli & ginger and cook in a little oil over a low heat for 3-5 minutes. Add in the peanut butter, coconut milk at this stage and continue to cook on a gentle simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Correct the consistency with the water.

Season with the soy sauce and the lime juice and garnish with the chopped spring onions just before you serve.

Serve the chicken skewers with boiled rice and satay sauce.

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