We switch up the peanut butter in a classic satay sauce for almond butter and add Thai red curry paste, a powerhouse condiment made up of nearly 14 ingredients including fresh ginger, lemongrass, and chiles. Don’t worry about the extra coconut milk in the can; you’ll use it up in the following recipe. Soaking the skewers for 10 to 20 minutes will keep them from burning on the grill pan. You can also use metal skewers.

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Credit: Scott Rounds

Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 chicken skewers, 2 tablespoons sauce, about 1 cup salad, and 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds)


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  • Combine almond butter, coconut milk, 1/4 cup lime juice, and curry paste in a medium bowl, stirring until smooth. Place 1/2 cup almond butter mixture in a small bowl; reserve. Add chicken to remaining almond butter mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

  • Remove chicken from almond butter marinade; discard marinade. Heat a grill pan over medium-high; coat with cooking spray. Thread chicken evenly onto skewers; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken skewers to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until done, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine cucumbers, bell pepper, cilantro, remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper in a bowl; toss. Serve salad with chicken skewers and reserved 1/2 cup almond butter mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; fat 25g; saturated fat 3g; protein 34g; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 6g; sugars 6g; sodium 646mg.