Today we’re presenting a second dish that comes from the distant island of Java: chicken satay with peanut, grilled chicken skewers served with a spiced peanut sauce 🙂 .
The skewers are excellent both served as second dish to be eaten at the table, or as a creative appetizer to be served at a buffet.
In Indonesia you can find many variations of satay because the name of the dish simply indicates a skewer of grilled meat served with a spiced sauce. The commonly used meat is chicken but you can also find pork, beef or lamb skewers. The more traditional sauce is the one that we’ll present today, peanut-based, but there are many regional variations.
This dish is so characteristic that in Indonesia you will find it everywhere, from the kiosk in the street, to the most elegant restaurants 🙂 .
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Chicken satay with peanut
- 700 g of chicken breast
- chili pepper
- 1 onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- 100 g of peanut
- 200 ml of milk or cream
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
Slice the chicken into strips, then placed them onto skewers. Salt and spice with chili pepper (better if you can find the thai pepper, it is kinda medium spicy, typical of the Indonesian island).
Bake the skewers in the oven at 200°C for 40 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce.
Caramelize the onions and garlic with sugar on medium-low heat.
Add chopped peanuts and soy sauce, and mix thoroughly.
Add the milk and cook a few minutes until thickened. Now blend the sauce.
Pour the sauce over the chicken and let it warm up again in the oven.