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Chicken Satay

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Ingredients

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½ cup coconut milk
1 stalk lemongrass - roughly chopped
1 tsp ginger - minced
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp palm sugar or brown sugar
1 tbsp lime juice from 1 lemon
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp garlic - peeled and crushed
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 red chili - chopped
1 tsp curry powder
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs
10 Bamboo skewers

Nutritional information

150
calories
7 g
carbohydrates
7 g
protein
6 g
fat
210 mg
sodium
15 mg
cholesterol

Chicken Satay

Features:
  • Non Veg
  • 4 hrs `15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Medium

Ingredients

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Chicken satay is a perfectly grilled chicken with exotic spices, and one of the most popular Thai appetizers. The boneless chicken breast is marinated in coconut milk, fish sauce, and curry paste, and then grilled. The chicken is full of flavors, tender, and succulent. This delicious dish is very easy to make and tastes totally amazing. Chicken satay is most commonly served as a delicious appetizer but can also be served with rice. It is a great party food and children love it. This lip-smacking dish requires preparation time of 4 hours and 15 minutes of cooking time.

Health Benefits

Chicken is rich in protein and helps in building body tissues and muscles. It also contains vitamin B3 and vitamin B6 which are necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system. Chicken also contains phosphorous which is essential for healthy and strong bones and teeth.

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How to make Chicken Satay

  • Prepare the marinade by placing lemongrass, ginger, garlic, vegetable oil, fish sauce, lime juice, soy sauce, turmeric, coriander, curry powder, red chili, brown sugar, and coconut milk in a blender jar and blend on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  • Cut the chicken into ½ -inch strips lengthwise.
  • Place the chicken in a zip lock bag and pour the marinade in it. Refrigerate for 4 hours, turning the bag occasionally so that chicken is coated with the marinade evenly.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread 3-4 pieces of chicken on a skewer.
  • Heat the grill and place the chicken skewers on the grill and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the skewers and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from grill and serve on a platter.

Trivia

Chicken is a member of the pheasant family. They were initially domesticated and bred for cockfighting and not as a food.

Did you know that chickens have three eyelids? In addition to the regular top and bottom eyelid, chickens have a third eyelid. This eyelid opens and closes horizontally!

The Guinness World Record for the smallest chicken egg is 2.7 cm and for the largest chicken egg is 9.2 cm long and 6.3 cm wide. A chicken will lay bigger eggs if the lighting is changed to make a chicken think that a day is 28 hours long!

Ava Murphy

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