Coconut and Peanut Butter Chicken Satay


Ah, chicken satay with coconut milk and peanut butter sauce… this one of my family’s favorites. Everybody loves them at home. It’s also great for entertaining. The sauce is completely delicious. Your friends will be satisfied. It is simple to make vegetarian — serve the sauce with grilled veggies and rice, or swap out the chicken skewers for grilled veggies or tofu grilled on a skewer.
The idea is to bring some far away sparkle into the home. Those tastes become friendly and we get totally used to making them on our own.


For the chicken marinade
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice
6 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar


For the chicken, I usually make about 6 to 8 chicken breasts, and cut them into strips with kitchen scissors. I marinate them for about an hour in the refrigerator before I grill them, but you could marinate them overnight for a more intense flavor. Tip: Soak the bamboo skewers for about 20 minutes in a bowl of cold water to keep them from burning while you are grilling.

For the peanut sauce
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 cup peanut butter
1/ 4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
6 garlic cloves, minced


Add the ingredients to a saucepan and cook over medium low, stirring constantly until the sauce is thick and creamy.
I serve these skewers with jasmine rice and top them with slices of freshly roasted coconut and a salad made with mango, cucumber, red pepper, scallions, cilantro, and toasted peanuts. 



  1. I would definitely try this recipe, although I don’t like peanut butter very much (but my husband does!), the combination of the ingredients is amazing,….it sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it….love your blog

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  6. What a lovely sauce, and I am a vegetarian and can so see this with a lovely rice and veggie dish…beautiful!

  7. oh my gosh! that sauce sounds to die for!

  8. Oh, my, I wish this was going to be my dinner tonight!!! How fabulous!

  9. I love satay and don’t make it often enough. This is a great idea for a party, and using a coconut as a bowl is fantastic!

  10. Oh, MY! This is absolutely amazing! I love the flavor combinations you have in this recipe….stunning!

    Seriously – thank you SO much for posting this one!

  11. I would so love a big bowl of this sauce right now! What a great idea to serve it with roasted veggies.

  12. Gorgeous presentation. WOW!

  13. Dear Lola, I am a peanut butter lover!! I would adore this recipe. A fun and delicious dish. Blessings,Catherine xo

  14. yummy yummy..Delicious..Thanks for the recipe dear

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  15. I have tried something similar for the marinade and it does give chicken an awesome flavor. However, what really stands out is the unique sauce you have put together-very impressive. This recipe is a keeper!

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