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Grilled Chicken Satay with Honey Peanut Sauce

Most people think they can only find chicken satay at restaurants, but you can make it at home too!  It's the perfect dish for parties and entertaining. There is honey in the chicken marinade and the sauce so you can't go wrong. Give this a shot the next time you're hosting people at your place.

Course Appetizer

Servings 24



For Chicken Satay Skewers:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast cut into long strips (about 1 oz. each)
  • 24 skewers soaked in water if wooden

For Marinade:

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

For Honey Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 T red chili sauce
  • fresh limes for serving



  • Mix the olive oil, soy sauce, honey and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Cut the chicken into strips and toss in the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  • Whisk together all the ingredients for the Honey Peanut Sauce and set aside at room temperature to let the flavors meld.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high and thread the chicken strips onto the skewers.
  • Grill the chicken satay skewers for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and serve warm or room temp along with Honey Peanut Sauce and fresh limes.


You can cut the chicken and prepare that marinade and sauce up to 2 days ahead for party prep.