Simple Satay Chicken

satay chicken

I have a friend with four adorable children.

I have a friend whose four adorable children are also involved in various after school activities.

I have a friend with four adorable children and a job.

I have a friend with four adorable children who gives and gives and gives.

I have a friend with four adorable children who cannot say no.

I have a friend with four adorable children and a fabulous husband who is every bit as generous as her.

I am blessed to not only call this family my friends, but also my neighbours.

Recently my friends schedule was even more hectic than normal. I could see that she was feeling overwhelmed and under the pump. I offered to whip them up some dinner, a feeble attempt to lighten their load.

I made our quick and easy Satay Chicken.

I woke the next day to a text declaring that all six family members loved it. My friend stated that this is not a common occurrence.

Later that afternoon my friend and her adorable five year old dropped in. Her little girl came up to me and said something along the lines of “Bianca, can I please have the recipe for the chicken you gave us? I would like everyone to have that again.”

I promised her I would get it written up. Here it is. I hope your family enjoys it too.

Simple Satay Chicken

the chicken

  • 500 grams chicken breasts
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup stock

the satay

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter*
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 2 teaspoons honey

the salad

  • 2 ripe mangos
  • 2 lebanese cucumbers
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  1. Bring the coconut milk and stock to a gentle boil. Add the chicken, turn the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes, turn and cook for a further 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the chicken sit, covered for 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the poaching liquid and set it aside, covered, to rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
  2. Place the satay ingredients into a small saucepan over a low to medium heat. Add 1/4 cup of the poaching liquid. Mix until smooth and well combined. Add as much of the liquid as you need to reach your desired consistency. Turn off the heat.
  3. Once the chicken has rested cut it into thin slices and place in a heat proof bowl. Spoon over the satay sauce and stir until the chicken is well coated.
  4. To make the salad, dice the mango and cucumber and mix together.
  5. Place the salad onto your serving plates with the chicken and a wedge of lemon. We often serve this with large lettuce leaves to make chicken satay and salad wraps.
  6. Enjoy.

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Simple Satay Chicken
4.5 Based on 14 Review(s)
  • Beverley

    Bianca, I also. Use Macro brand for a lot of items however would like your feedback on the cacao butter found in the Asian section.

    • I have not seen this, do you have an image? If you want to PM a pic of it and the ingredients I would be happy to have a look at. x

  • Emma

    Hmm. Was looking at the macro coconut milk in the supermarket as it was on special, but noticed the ingredients list included ‘from concentrate’ and also had quite a lot of water. The brand I usually use does not have water and does not state concentrate – seems a little more whole!

    • Hi Emma, do you use the AYAM brand, that is also a great option. However, to the best of my knowledge they only do a light organic coconut milk, I often receive requests for an organic full fat coconut milk and the Macro one is the only one that is readily available in my little town. Everyone has different priorities so I think it is good to have a couple of options to choose from. Thanks for writing, I hope you enjoy the recipe. Have a great weekend. Bianca

      • emma

        Yep, I do use Ayam. I see your point! I tend to stear clear of the light because of the added extras, like gums and ‘flavours’ (whatever that means!). I’m not dogmatic about food, but do like to have less ingredients on the back of the pack. Trying the recipe tonight by tbe way!

        • emma

          Chicken was sooo easy and tasty, thanks Bianca!

          • Fabulous!!!! Thank YOU! I am glad you enjoyed it. I really appreciate the feedback. x

        • Thanks Emma, I hope you enjoy it. x

  • Jodie Burns

    Hi Bianca,
    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. I’d been searching for a quick, healthy and simply satay sauce for the family. I made this last night and it was delicious. I loved the simplicity and the taste and the boys (aged 3 and 7 months) gobbled it up.
    Definitely a keeper.
    Thanks again for creating and sharing

    • That is great to hear!!! Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad the recipe has been enjoyed.

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  • Louise

    Oh my goodness This is such a yummy meal thanks so much for sharing! I have only just discovered your site- a lovely friend told me about it. I can’t believe how lucky we are to be able to try your beautiful recipes! Thank you again

    • ThanK YOU!!!!! I am rapt to hear that you are enjoying the site. I really appreciate your feedback, be sure to keep me posted on how you are going with the recipes. x

  • Marlene

    I use the Ayam Coconut Milk Powder. I’m not too sure about the Macro brand. Do you mind me asking if you get a kickback from Woolworths? I look forward to trying the chicken recipe.

    • Hi Marlene, yes I am working with them because I think they align really well with what I do. What I earn from my sponsored content goes towards covering the ever growing costs of my site and allows me to continue sharing the recipes we love for free. I will always state clearly when a post is sponsored. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Thank you for your support. Bianca

  • Amanda

    Hi Bianca, I made this last night & it was a winner. Myself, my husband and Miss 2 loved it!! I didn’t have cucumbers on hand, so I substituted with Avocado. It was delish! Thank you xxx

    • Perfect!! Thank YOU so much!! I am glad it was enjoyed. x

  • Joeyy Koszyk

    Hi I really want to try this recipe for dinner tonight but I don’t have any tamari. Is there anything I can replace it with? or can I go without, without ruining it? Thank you in advance.

    • I would use a couple of teaspoons of soy sauce, I don’t think you will need the full amount. I hope this helps.

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  • Louise Gleadell

    Hi Bianca, loved this satay. So tasty, and very flexible as I added more coconut milk to extend the sauce. Tonight I made it as part of a platter with lots of salads, and we all made our own satay chicken and salad wraps. Loved it! Thanks x

    • That sounds lovely Louise, thank YOU!!! I am glad you enjoyed it, I really appreciate the feedback. Have a great weekend. x

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  • Naomi Seabrooke

    Deluxe Bianca. So quick and yummy

  • Amy Ferris

    Tried this recipe and it was delicious! The flavour in the sauce is amazing!

    • That is great to hear Amy!! Thank YOU! I really appreciate the feedback! x