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Title: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: riv_mum on December 01, 2008, 12:46:01 pm
Try this recipe as a main or  as a finger food when entertaining.

Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce.


Chicken skewers.

1 large chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
1- 2 red capsicums cut into bite size squares
3 spring onions, the white part cut into 2cm pieces
Handful of snow peas cut into 2cm pieces
10 skewers about 20cm long

Thread pieces of chicken, capsicum, onion and snow pea onto skewers in an alternating pattern.
Place a single layer of skewers on the Varoma tray and bowl, place 1L of water in the TM bowl and steam on Varoma temperature, speed 1 for 15 18 minutes.



Satay dipping sauce.


125g peanuts
75g sweet chilli sauce
70g sunflower oil
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tbs fish sauce
2 tbs soy sauce
100ml coconut cream
Juice of lemon or lime
Small bunch of fresh coriander

Place all ingredients except the coriander in TM and blend for 10 sec on speed 6.
Add coriander and chop for 3-4 sec on speed 4.
Serve with chicken skewers.

Tips and hints
If serving as a main meal rice can also be cooked at the same time as the chicken skewers in the TM bowl.
Any vegies can be substituted for those in the recipe when making the skewers. (Pineapple workes great)

You could use any oil instead of sunflower.
The peanuts could also be substituted with a couple of big scoops of peanut butter.
The Fish sauce could be substituted with soy or anchovies as it is there as the salt component.


Judy: Kraft easy satay sauce recipe
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (I only have smooth but will add some chopped peanuts)
1/2 cup coconut milk (I'll be using some frozen leftovers)
1/4 cup water
2 tblspns sweet chilli sauce (using my TMX one)
2 tspns curry powder (might only use 1 tspn)
(I used carnation evaporated milk with a few drops of coconut essence in it and only 1 tspn curry powder.)

ES: Next time I would probably halve the sauce as there is plenty left over, and heat it in the microwave before pouring over the skewers.
Added extra Chilli to the sauce
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: riv_mum on December 01, 2008, 12:49:22 pm
opps sorry forgot to delete the stuff at the top before i pasted!
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Alina0210 on December 01, 2008, 04:15:50 pm
Ohh that sounds tasty.

I think i will be adding this one to our menu.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Thermomixer on December 02, 2008, 12:18:11 am
opps sorry forgot to delete the stuff at the top before i pasted!

Hi - I've fixed that - you can do it by just going back and MODIFYing the post - beware tho' each time you go back to modify it brings up another proforma!!

Thanks too for the recipe - the satay sauce sounds great.  Funny story - last xmas when I had just got my TMX I did lots of dips.  My mum refused to eat the satay sauce when it was passed around a few times.  I said that I had made it especially for her as I thought she liked peanut sauce - then when she found it had peanuts in it she just about devoured the lot!!

Yours sounds nice and easy - I cook mine - but it has onion and garlic - which need cooking.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: cookie1 on December 02, 2008, 03:45:37 am
Another easy satay sauce is from the Kraft website.  Very tasty too. Just peanut butter, chilli sauce, coconut milk.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: brazen20au on December 02, 2008, 07:53:45 am
oh gosh they sound great!

fiddly but would make the chicken go further so i might make these for our christmas eve party this year!
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Babymaker on January 05, 2010, 01:17:24 pm
Making this for dinner tonight, served with Basmati rice- perfect timing it's calling me now!
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: judydawn on January 05, 2010, 01:30:01 pm
Thanks for bumping this one Babymaker. Been planning my meals for the next few days and this one will be perfect for one night this week with the heat that is forecast.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Babymaker on January 05, 2010, 01:51:28 pm
Mmm yummy! wasn't sure about the sauce, required me to buy a lot of things I don't normally stock/use but wanted to give it a go.

I made the sauce then set it aside while I cooked the rice and steamed the skewers -which cleaned the bowl from the sauce at the same time ;)

Gave it a 5/5 (and I have leftover sauce for another time- yay!)
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Katya on January 05, 2010, 04:08:41 pm
this one will be perfect for one night this week with the heat that is forecast.

How I envy you your heat - we've currently got 6 inches of snow and it's still falling  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Thermomixer on January 05, 2010, 11:20:38 pm
Parts of Australia are flooded at the moment - so it's not all sunshine  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Thermomixer on January 05, 2010, 11:24:17 pm
Mmm yummy! wasn't sure about the sauce, required me to buy a lot of things I don't normally stock/use but wanted to give it a go.

..... (and I have leftover sauce for another time- yay!)

It is a great sauce - but always a worry when you have to buy unusual ingredients - I am sure you'll use them now.  :-*
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: cookie1 on January 07, 2010, 06:24:38 am
OMG. This is another recipe I have printed to try but not done so.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: judydawn on January 07, 2010, 07:24:18 am
Now's the time to do it Cookie1 with this heat we are having.  Mine is on the menu for tomorrow night and I have googled that Kraft easy satay sauce recipe to try and I have all the ingredients for that whereas I would have to make a special trip out to get things for riv_mum's sauce. For anyone interested here it is -

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (I only have smooth but will add some chopped peanuts)
1/2 cup coconut milk (I'll be using some frozen leftovers)
1/4 cup water
2 tblspns sweet chilli sauce (using my TMX one)
2 tspns curry powder (might only use 1 tspn)
Combine everything in the TM bowl until smooth and heated through. Probably on 90o for a couple of minutes on soft speed?

Cookie1 how much curry powder do you use when you make this one please?
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Thermomixer on January 07, 2010, 08:41:00 am
JD - you could chop and saute an onion and a garlic clove with some oil before adding the other ingredients too.

DO you have fish sauce or anchovies (if you like) to give some extra flavour?

I'd use half the amount of your chilli sauce and curry powder possibly and add some soy if you have (ketcap manis is best or just add some sugar with the soy)

You will probably read this after you have finished dinner - sorry, sure it will be good.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: cookie1 on January 07, 2010, 08:52:41 am
I use the 2 teaspoons Judy, but I do like Thermomixer's suggestions.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: judydawn on January 07, 2010, 12:23:34 pm
JD - you could chop and saute an onion and a garlic clove with some oil befoer adding the other ingredients too.

DO you have fish sauce or anchovies (if you like) to give some extra flavour?

I'd use half the amount of your chilli sauce and curry powder possibly and add some soy if you have (ketcap manis is best or just add some sugar with the soy)

You will probably read this after you have finished dinner - sorry, sure it will be good.
No, it is for tomorrow's dinner, not tonights so plenty of time.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: riv_mum on January 08, 2010, 12:45:43 am
Sorry guys, I have been reading your comments all week trying to work out what the "osbcure" ingredients were and realise that i had posted fish oil instead of Fish sauce!!

You could use any oil instead of sunflower, it just has a milder flavour than others. You leave the sesame out if you wanted it just adds a nuttier flavour. A little goes a long way so once you have some you wont need to buy it again for a while. I use it a lot in salad dressings and stirfry sauces as it adds a really nice flavour.
 The peanuts could also be substituted with a couple of big scoops of peanut butter. I just prefer the taste of real ones. The Fish sauce could be substituted with soy or anchovies as it is there as the salt component.

I had all these ingredients in the pantry when I made it as they are 'standards' for us.

Hope that clears it up a bit!
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Thermomixer on January 08, 2010, 01:14:38 am
LOL - I just read it as fish sauce and didn't notice the fishy oil.  Have changed it to sauce.

The ingredients may not be unusual for you (or me) but lots of people would not have those in the pantry. 
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: judydawn on January 08, 2010, 07:37:47 am
Like you Thermomixer, I also read it as fish sauce.
I made these for our lunch today, rushed in from shopping quite late so needed to get a move on with it. Used chicken tenderloins, snow peas and pineapple on the skewers. Only cooked them for 10 minutes because it is such a tender cut of meat and that was perfect.  Only had time to make the quick & easy Kraft satay sauce and it was just that and very tasty indeed. Heated some leftover rice in the steaming basket whilst the skewers cooked.  I only made 5 skewers - 3 for DH and 2 for me but I think I could have eaten another 2 myself (it was 2pm by this time though so I was pretty hungry).
For the quick satay sauce I used carnation evaporated milk with a few drops of coconut essence it it and only 1 tspn curry powder.  I loved it.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Thermomixer on January 09, 2010, 03:11:03 am
Good to hear JD - hope DH did too.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Amanda on January 09, 2010, 04:58:24 am
I made the satay dipping sauce last night to go with some purchased chicken skewers and we all loved it.
I used peanut butter, but will use peanuts next time and will also add a little brown sugar and reduce the fish sauce just a smidge.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: judydawn on January 09, 2010, 05:06:46 am
Good to hear JD - hope DH did too.
Yes he did Thermomixer but he takes so long to eat his food that the satay sauce went cold and solid and he said the chicken was a bit dry.  Had he eaten it whilst it was hot, it was perfectly moist and the hot sauce beautifully runny.   With the medication he is on, all meats are 'too dry' for him so I don't take any notice of those comments anymore.  You can give him the best fillet steak cooked medium-rare and he will say it is too dry  :-)) :-))  Pity he can't get to really enjoy a good piece of meat anymore.  I give him a bowl of soup and tell him that can't possibly be too dry  ;D ;D  Gotta laugh, what else can we do ;)
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: cookie1 on January 09, 2010, 08:29:11 am
Gold stars for Judy. :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Thermomixer on January 10, 2010, 12:48:37 am
You can only laugh - too distressing otherwise.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: sarah.j on April 16, 2010, 03:15:52 pm
Clayton (my Other Half,OH) absolutely loves satay sauce with chicken skewers. He is extremely fussy though & when I said I was making this he said "like the shops!" . Far out.. so I forged ahead, I left out the garlic, onion & corriander as he doesn't like these much. Also left out the lemon juice as I forgot it. Used 170g cashews (they're OH's favourite), then added all the rest. When I said it was ready to taste OH said "isn't the sauce warmed up"? So I heated it for 3min, 100deg, sp 1. While it was being devoured!!!!!!! I was told to cut the sesame oil next time but other than that best he has ever had.
Thankyou for posting this recipe, I loved it. :-* But if OH loved it also, it must be good. There isn't enough space on this forum to list what he will not eat. He wonders where our 2 & 1/2 year old Daughter gets her fussy eating from! Thanks to TMX though I am winning her back to my way of eating, veges & all.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: judydawn on April 17, 2010, 12:59:28 am
As you say sarahJ, if fussy husbands give one of our recipes the thumbs up, that means it's really, really good  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Thermomixer on April 17, 2010, 07:40:41 am
Thank OH for the tips - good to get it from a satay aficionado.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: sarah.j on April 17, 2010, 01:58:56 pm
You both make me laugh. Thanks ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Halex on June 02, 2011, 06:35:53 am
I have some girls coming over for drinks and nibbles tonight.

I am making these, I have done the satay sauce and its really nice inf flavour, thinner than I thought but tasty. I followed the recipe to a tea. Now have to make up the kebabs.

I was lucky I had everything in the cupboards apart from peanuts - so a nice cheap sauce for me :)

Hally
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: obbie on June 03, 2011, 03:16:15 am
 :) I have everything in the pantry too, and just got given heaps of peanuts on wednesday. So will make this tonight.

Robyn
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: obbie on June 03, 2011, 11:56:32 pm
 ;D Yum, just wanted to say, this was so easy and tasted great. Thank you.

Robyn
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Halex on June 04, 2011, 06:02:54 am
Yes we enjoyed it too - the satay dipping sauce was a different flavour to what I am used too.

Hally
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Ilaeria on January 17, 2012, 10:25:44 am
Found this recipe when I was specifically looking for a satay skewer one and I'm glad I unearthed it!  I followed some of the suggested variations because I was doing it as a main: I cooked rice while the skewers were steaming (with the coconut cream I didn't need for the sauce mixed in to the water), then I sauteed an onion and a few garlic cloves for a few minutes before adding the rest of the sauce ingredients.  I used mostly sesame oil for the sauce and just topped up the end of the bottle with some canola oil.  I think next time I would add a little red chilli or two when I do the garlic and onion to give it a bit more kick, and just chuck the coriander in with everything else as it was a bit too lumpy and I had to whiz the whole thing a bit longer, which lost the chunkiness of the sauce.  Definitely a keeper of a recipe though!
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: EmeraldSue on April 15, 2012, 12:26:51 pm
I made this tonight in my Thermo chef. I'm ashamed to say that this is the first time that I've used my "varoma", and the first time that I've steamed rice in my machine. The rice turned out nice and fluffy - I usually cook it on the stovetop using the absorption method. I will definitely cook rice this way again.
I was a little sceptical that the chicken and the rice would be cooked in 18 minutes, but I'm pleasantly surprised. It was sooo easy!
I used chicken thighs with capsicum, red onion and zucchini on the skewers.  I used peanut butter (that I had made in the Thermo Chef that no one liked)' but followed the rest of the sauce recipe to the letter. It wasn't spicy enough ( the kids are having a sleepover with my parents), so I added some extra chilli.
I would definitely make this again - my husband actually thanked me for the meal!
Next time I would probably halve the sauce as there is plenty left over, and heat it in the microwave before pouring over the skewers.
He actually said thank you again ;D
Definitely a recipe I will make again!
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: thermo18 on April 30, 2012, 08:06:26 am
Having this for tea tonight and just wondering if anyone has frozen the sauce,I have just made the sauce and there's heaps but I am not sure if coconut milk will freeze well, or best in the fridge and if so how long would it last in the fridge thanks  :)
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: judydawn on April 30, 2012, 01:21:36 pm
Thermo18 I have a pack of this sauce in the freezer so I'll test it for you.  Have taken it and some chicken breasts out of the freezer for tomorrow's main meal.  Will report later as to how it thawed and reheated.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: thermo18 on April 30, 2012, 11:38:09 pm
Thanks Judy  :D
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: judydawn on May 01, 2012, 06:26:58 am
Thermo18, no problems at all with freezing this sauce.  Reheated gently in the microwave then added a little bit of water until I was happy with the consistency.  Next time I freeze it, I'll put it in smaller containers as I didn't use that much over our chicken skewers  so will have to have a stir fry tomorrow now to use it up completely.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: thermo18 on May 01, 2012, 07:34:46 am
Thank you Judy, so good to know and will be putting it in small containers for the freezer looking at it I could get another 2 meals from it, so cool no waste  :D
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: Tasty on July 03, 2013, 02:35:26 am
I had some chicken thighs leftover that had to be cooked so remembered I wanted to try this recipe. Very easy, especially since I had all the ingredients needed for the sauce on hand.
Title: Re: Chicken skewers with satay dipping sauce
Post by: BeezeeBee on July 19, 2013, 04:47:08 am
Seems easy. Might try this today.