Chicken Satay by Cooking Them Healthy

With the arrival of March we’ve got a “spring in our step” – it’s time to start experimenting with food again! The wonderful team at Cooking Them Healthy have once again created an absolutely delicious & easy Chicken Satay recipe for us to enjoy! See the full recipe & step by step guide below…

The chicken provides a great source of lean protein and the peanuts in the satay sau06ce are little energy-boosting powerhouses. They are packed with protein and good fats, as well as supporting balanced blood sugar levels, keeping little ones full of energy and helping them stay fuller for longer. Once cooked, the chicken becomes a delicious golden yellow with caramelized, crispy edges. The dipping sauce is a perfect combination of sweet maple, salty peanuts and tangy vinegar. It is incredibly moreish – you will be amazed at how quickly it disappears!


Makes 8 skewers

  • Serves 2-3
  • 10 minutes prep time
  • Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into long slithers
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp unrefined sugar, maple or honey
  • 8 wooden skewers


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C or if using a gas BBQ put it on it on high and keep the lid shut to retain the heat inside – you are aiming for 200C or 400F.
    Soak your wooden skewers in some water for up to 10 minutes to help prevent them from burning.
  2. Place your chicken pieces into a bowl and add all the spices, onion and sugar and massage into the meat. For a stronger flavour, leave for at least 30 minutes or in the fridge overnight (however if pushed for time you can cook them straight away).
  3. Next, take pieces of your marinated meat and weave through onto your skewers. Do not squash the meat up too much as it makes quite dense eating and takes longer to cook through.
  4. Place your skewers on to the preheated BBQ and leave for 5 minutes (with the lid on) – try not to over crowd them too much as this can effect their cooking time. Turn them over for another 5 minutes of cooking.
  5. If using an oven, lightly oil a baking sheet and place in the oven about 5 minutes before using so it can heat up. Place your satay onto your preheated baking sheet and cook for 5 minutes, then turn and cook for another 5 minutes. They should take on a bit of a golden brown colour from the heat of the baking sheet.
  6. Always check the meat is cooked all the way through before serving.

This is best served warm and is great with our Green Rice.

Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • 160g crunchy peanut butter
  • 60ml maple syrup
  • 20ml white wine vinegar
  • A splash of water to loose.

For the sauce, simply place all the ingredients into a small saucepan, put on a gentle heat and stir. It will loosen a lot and become more sauce like as it warms however if you want it to be a touch runnier just add a splash of water. You can prepare this in advance and keep in an airtight container up to a couple of days in advance.