Thursday, 14 June 2012

Chicken Satay


  • 4 chicken legs and thighs (preferred) or 4 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, chopped
  • 6 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 tsp of kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 2 hours to avoid burning (optional)


1. Cut the chicken meat into small cubes. The recipe suggests to grind the spices in a food processor to create a paste however I just mixed everything. You can also pound it if you have mortar and pestle.
2. Marinate the chicken pieces with the spice paste for 10-12 hours.
3. Thread the meat onto the bamboo skewers and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve hot with the fresh cucumber pieces and onions.

For the dipping sauce, please follow the satay peanut sauce recipe.

After 8 hours of marination

Grilled to perfection

Peanut Sauce


  1. aside from the kepap manis, i think i can try making this...

  2. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    Btw, I think there's a virus in your site. My antivirus keeps on detecting a bug when I visit. =(

  3. Mmmmmm ! ! Looks deliciously good ! More rice , please ?! lol

  4. This is my fave! Can you adopt me please, hihihihi! The peanut sauce must be equally good.. now I'm drooling :P

    Your site makes me sooo hungry. Good thing I can stare at the photos and not literally taste them!

  5. oh...i tried making this one, my dad and brother didn't like it...naparami kasi ang turmeric powder that i put hahaha

  6. nom nom nom... i wanna try this too!

    btw, i like your new layout sissy!! those spoons and forks match your posts.. so cool!

  7. Oh, how I wish I could cook!

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  8. ang sarap :) I made a post about ur recipe ^_^

  9. yummy! want to cook this for hubby :D

  10. looks yummy. will try your recipe at home. :)


  11. hehe, i hope i can try this recipe at home. i ain't much of a cook.

  12. Last year, when we shifted to our new office in Dubai, the only nearby restaurant was an Indian fastfood place. My American boss ordered Chicken Satay every single day so I got curious and eventually discovered it's so good!