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Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chicken satay is the perfect addition to any appetizer spread. It’s great for parties and casual dining. Serve with a green salad to make a full meal of it.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 min


Chicken Satay

1 cantaloupe, cubed
1 lb boneless chicken breasts
¼ cup soy sauce, prepared
¼ cup sherry, dry
1 lemon, grated rind and juice
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Peanut Sauce

½ cup peanut butter, chunky
¼ cup milk
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp sherry
2 tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp curry powder
5 drops hot pepper sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. In a medium-sized shallow bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, lemon rind and juice, and whisk in oil.

  2. Cut chicken into strips (4 inches x ½ inch / 10 cm x 1 cm).

  3. Add chicken to soy mixture and marinate covered in refrigerator for 4 hours.

  4. To make the peanut sauce combine peanut, milk, soy sauce, lemon juice, sherry, brown sugar, curry powder, hot pepper sauce and garlic in a small saucepan. Heat until warm.

  5. Thread chicken onto wooden skewers (8 inch / 20 cm)*, 2 strips per skewer. Cook on barbecue 4 minutes, turning once.

  6. Add 1 piece cantaloupe to each skewer and cook 1 minute longer or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°F (74°C).

  7. Serve 4 skewers per person with peanut sauce for dipping.

Helpful Tip

*Soak wooden skewers in water for 15 minutes before using to prevent scorching.

Nutrition Info

Per 450 g serving Amount
Protein37 g
Fat25 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Carbohydrate36 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar26 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Sodium910 mg
Per 450 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A140
Vitamin C150
Vitamin B655
Vitamin B1225