Jan. 11, 2023 | CHH Foundation
by Bradley Burck

Healthy Recipe: Chicken Satay

Huntington's Kitchen

Healthy Eating

Try this Southeastern Asian meal

Chicken satay is a delicacy in several Southeastern Asian countries. While not as common here, it is a taste-tempting dish. Combine it with coconut rice and you’ll be on your way to a lifetime of experimenting with new, exotic foods.

A key ingredient for both is coconut milk. However, before opening the can or carton it comes in, give it a healthy shake. The reason is that when it sits on a shelf, the coconut cream tends to rise to the top. If you just open and pour, you can get a blob of cream followed by a watery liquid. That’s not going to taste good, no matter how you use it.

The great thing about the milk is you can use it in a marinade for the chicken, with the rice, and in the satay sauce. With the chicken coating, it will mix with things like lime juice, Siracha, soy sauce, fish sauce, cumin and ginger. Bacon gets added too, after you cut it into strips.

Use thighs for flavor

The type of chicken you use is up to you, but I like thighs because of their flavor. You are going to cut them into strips and place them on a skewer after dipping into the marinade. Cook them on a stovetop grill—or outdoors if needed. In the meantime, you’ll need to be cooking rice in a mixture of water and coconut milk, allowing 15 minutes for it to cool.

The finishing touch is the satay sauce, which comes from combining coconut milk with creamy peanut butter.

Watch the video to see how it’s done.

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