Chicken Satay Skewers with Asian Slaw

Ingredients – Chicken Satay

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 10 bamboo skewers

For the marinade:

  • Small piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tsp peanut butter

For the sauce:

  • 100g (4oz) peanut butter (crunchy)
  • 5 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

For the Asian Slaw:

  • 1/4 of a purple or green cabbage
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 carrot
  • 40g roasted peanuts or cashews roughly chopped
  • 1tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 15g mint and coriander chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (optional)

Dressing

  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 21/2 tbsp Soy sauce or fish sauce
  • 60ml lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  1. Soak the skewers in water for 30 minutes to stop them from scorching when you grill them.
  1. Mix the satay marinade. Peel and grate the ginger (you should have about 1/4 teaspoon), crush the garlic and put in a bowl along with the lime juice (set 1 teaspoon of the lime juice aside for later use), soy sauce, honey and peanut butter and whisk together.
  1. Put the chicken breasts into a sealable polythene bag or cover with cling film and use a mallet or rolling pin to bash the chicken breasts until they are about 1/2 cm (1/4 in) thick. Slice each chicken breast into 5 strips, add to the marinade and leave to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  1. While the chicken is marinating you can make the sauce. Put the peanut butter, coconut milk, 5 tablespoons of water, the sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce in a small saucepan. Warm gently, stirring constantly, until everything has melted.
  2. Simmer for 1–2 minutes until the sauce thickens, if you find the sauce too thick add some extra coconut milk until it reaches the desired consistency. Remove from the heat, then stir in the leftover lime juice and set aside. Preheat the grill to medium-high
  1. Now prepare your Asian slaw. Finely shred cabbage. Now thinly slice apple and then cut into thin matchsticks. Peel carrot, then shred, coarsely grate, or cut into thin matchsticks.
  1. Mix all dressing ingredients together and toss with the shredded cabbage, apple, carrot, nuts, toasted sesame seeds, mint and coriander and chilli (if using), just before serving.
  2. Thread the chicken strips onto the soaked skewers and put on a foil-lined baking sheet. Grill each side for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with the dipping sauce and Asian slaw.


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