Summer entertaining means outdoor cooking and long afternoons enjoying the sun and fun with family and friends. Of course burgers and hot dogs are a great choice, but chicken satay is a fun and versatile way to change up your grilling menu.
Satay is simply marinated and grilled chicken skewers. They are traditionally part of Thai cuisine, but I love serving them with a variety of Full Circle Asian Sauces. My favorite is the Peanut Satay, but I am also torn between Hoisin and Sweet Thai Chili.
Each of the Full Circle Asian Sauces are USDA organic with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. Sweet Thai Chili is exactly that – sweet and spicy with ginger, garlic, lemongrass, red jalapeños, and a touch of pineapple and orange juice.
Hoisin is a sweet and sour soy-based sauce flavored with molasses, miso paste, complex spices with a hint of vinegar, and finished with orange and toasted sesame.
Peanut Satay is rich with creamy peanut butter, coconut crème and red curry sauce.
This meal couldn’t be any easier. Simply marinate your chicken, grill it and serve with a variety of the sauces. Quick, simple and a great way to enjoy more sun and fun outside the kitchen.
Chicken Satay with Assorted Dipping Sauces
1 lb chicken tenders, trimmed
2 shallots, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 Tbs Sriracha sauce, to taste
3 Tbs soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbs vegetable oil
Full Circle Organic Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, Hoisin Sauce and Peanut Satay
If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes. Place shallots, garlic, Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, orange juice and vegetable oil in a blender. Blend well. Taste the marinade to see if you like the balance between salty, sweet and spicy.
Pour marinade over the meat; stir well to combine. Marinate for 30 minutes to 3 hours. Thread the chicken onto the skewers and discard the marinade.
Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Be sure the grates are clean and well-oiled. Place the skewers on the grill. Depending on thickness, grill about 5 minutes on each side until chicken is cooked through. Serve with dipping bowls filled with each of the Full Circle Asian Sauces.
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