Chicken Satay

Skewered chicken flavored with peanuts and spices – this unusual dish is exotic enough to thrill the grownups, but mild enough for kids – perfect for a family cookout or a small outdoor party. Serve these with skewers of grilled vegetables – Vidalia onions, mushrooms, zucchini, and red bell peppers. Delicious!


3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes for skewers
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Place the chicken in a large shallow bowl or baking dish. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator, turning a few times.

Prepare a fire in a grill or preheat the broiler. Thread the chicken onto skewers. Grill or broil the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Serve hot.

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6 to 8 servings


Ursula Abbott First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalis

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This sounds great except for

This sounds great except for the cilantro which tastes like soap to me.Isnt coriander and cilantro the same thing?I'm gonna add some thai chili sauce and that would be perfect

Hi, there- I also find that

Hi, there-
I also find that cilantro tastes like soap. I always thought people were crazy for liking it, but it turns out it is genetics! According to Charles Wysocki of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, some people may be predisposed to dislike cilantro due to their taste buds.
But to answer your question, you could leave out the cilantro altogether or add a universal herb such as parsley.