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Chicken Sate

Photo: Romulo Yanes 

Hands-on time 38 mins
Total time 1 hr, 8 mins
Yield

Serves: 6

Soak the bamboo skewers in water for at least 20 minutes (preferably 30 minutes) before skewering the chicken to prevent them form charring or burning during cooking.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 3/4 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 6 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 seedless English cucumber, shaved with a vegetable peeler lengthwise into ribbons (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • 2 cups cooked rice, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 461
  • fat 28 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 23 g
  • carbohydrate 31 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 54 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 1006 mg
  • calcium 43 mg

How to Make It

  1. Soak 12 8-inch bamboo skewers in water for 20 minutes. Combine 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, lime juice, oil, fish sauce, curry powder, 1 tsp. ginger, turmeric and 2 minced garlic cloves in a ziplock bag. Add chicken and marinate at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes. Mix honey, 4 Tbsp. vinegar and 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Add cucumber ribbons; let stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat grill or a lightly oiled grill pan over medium-high heat. Puree peanuts in a small food processor or blender to form a paste. Add cilantro, 3 Tbsp. water and remaining 2 Tbsp. vinegar, 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes, 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1/2 tsp. ginger and 1 minced garlic clove; process until smooth.

  3. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Thread 1 piece of chicken on each bamboo skewer. Grill chicken, turning, until golden brown and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Drain cucumber ribbons. Serve chicken skewers with sauce, cucumber ribbons, lime wedges and rice, if desired.