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Martin Yan's Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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Satay is such a popular dish that it has made its way to the west too. The Asian skewered meat, barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, is served with a delicious peanut sauce.

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Sometime back, I was invited to the culinary legend - Chef Martin Yan's Autumn Treasures Event at AFC Studio. The Grilled Chicken Satay was one of the dishes at the cooking demo, & I'm most delighted to share with you Chef Yan's recipe today.

375g of skinless boneless Chicken

2 shallots, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
¾ cup of finely chopped shallots
1 tbsp of packed palm
¼ tsp of black pepper
2 tbsp of peanut or vegetable oil
1 tbsp of fish sauce
1 tbsp of soy sauce

Peanut Sauce:
2 tsp of vegetable oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
⅔ cup of chicken broth
½ - 1 tbsp  of hoisin sauce
3 tbsp of smooth peanut butter
1 tsp of sweet chilli sauce
1 tsp of soy sauce
2 Thai chilli, thinly sliced
¼ cup of unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped

To Assemble:
12 8-inch bamboo skewers

Method (Chicken):
  1. Cut the chicken into ½ inch wide strips & set aside.
  2. Combine the marinade ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Add the chicken strips & stir to coat.
  4. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
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  6. Skewer 3 to 4 pieces of chicken onto a bamboo skewer & set aside on a plate. 
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  8. Repeat process with remaining chicken strips. 
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  10. Grill chicken, turning it occasionally until it is cooked thoroughly, for about 5 minutes in total. 
  11. Serve over grilled pineapple slices & with peanut sauce on the side.
martin yan grilled chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce

Method (Sauce):
  1. Place a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it becomes hot.
  2. Add the oil, swirling it to coat the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add the garlic & cook for approximately 10 seconds, stirring until it becomes fragrant.
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  5. Add the broth, hoisin sauce, peanut butter, fish sauce, & chilli garlic sauce & bring it to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low & simmer for 4 to 5 minutes until it thickens.
  7. Stir in the chilli & peanuts. Set aside.
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Click on the link to check out the rest of the dishes: If Yan Can Cook, So Can You!


  1. Chicken satay is my favorite! Thanks for sharing this, Shirley! It looks super yummy!

    1. Tina, glad it caught your attention! Have a good week :)

  2. You are so lucky to meet Martin Yan in person :D

  3. Mmm.... this look simple, shall try one of the days. Thanks for sharing.

  4. the barbequed satay look more tempting.. :p.. but this one look healthier.. :)..

    1. Aki, I like both versions :) Will try this out some day.

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    1. Jacinta, thks for visiting & it's great having u here with us! Gonna chk out your blog soon :)

  6. Grilled to perfection! I would love to give it a go and try out Yan's recipe one day. How lucky to be invited to watch him cook!

    1. Olive, thks for visiting & leaving your wonderful comments! Great having u here with us :)

  7. Feel more healthier with pan grilled :)

    1. Choi Yen, thks for leaving your thoughts & it's great to have u here!

  8. looks simple....should be nice to eat

    1. Kathy, shouldn't be a problem for u to make too :)

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    1. cquek, looks simple enough to diy, doesn't it?? Heehee!

  10. I'm going to print this off and hopefully make for my book club :)

  11. I got distracted and left the house for a few hours with your page still up! I love chicken satay and have copied this recipe to test out on my book club next month..yum!

    1. Liz, hahaha! U're lovely! I'm sure you'll enjoy this simple recipe :)

  12. Looks gooood! 2 weeks ago a friend was visiting for business and I leaned that my friend was visiting his office! I didn't know his office was in the bay area. I immediately thought of you as you just met him and he was already back here!

    1. Nami, hahaha! Small world, isn't it? It's great mtg him in person :)

  13. I think I must show this recipe to my mum. haha
    I remember watching him in TV show those days.


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