SERVES 4 TO 6
Appetizer

Ingredients

Part 1: For the chicken and marinade
  • full-fat coconut milk (NOT light),1,can (14-ounce),,aroy-d-coconut-milk-14-oz
  • garlic,8,cloves,minced,
  • fresh cilantro leaves,1/4,cup,chopped,
  • light brown sugar,2,tablespoons,,
  • kosher salt,4,teaspoons,,mortons-kosher-salt
  • ground turmeric,1,tablespoon,,ground-allepy-turmeric
  • fresh ginger,1,tablespoon,finely grated,
  • ground cumin,1,teaspoon,,ground-cumin-seeds
  • chicken tenders,1,pound (about 12),,
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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

In restaurants, I find chicken satay to be a bit dry and lame, but I order it for the sole purpose of cramming peanut sauce into my belly. But oh, I had a dream. A dream to create a delicious, Thai-inspired coconut-grilled chicken, juicy little meat suckers to complement the spicy peanut sauce. Achievement: Unlocked. — from Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman. Buy this book from Penguin Random House, Indiebound, or Amazon.

Excerpt from Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman. Copyright 2016 by Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman. Excerpted by permission of Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Written By Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman | Oct 28, 2018

Ingredients

Part 1: For the chicken and marinade
  • full-fat coconut milk (NOT light),1,can (14-ounce),,aroy-d-coconut-milk-14-oz
  • garlic,8,cloves,minced,
  • fresh cilantro leaves,1/4,cup,chopped,
  • light brown sugar,2,tablespoons,,
  • kosher salt,4,teaspoons,,mortons-kosher-salt
  • ground turmeric,1,tablespoon,,ground-allepy-turmeric
  • fresh ginger,1,tablespoon,finely grated,
  • ground cumin,1,teaspoon,,ground-cumin-seeds
  • chicken tenders,1,pound (about 12),,
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Step one: Marinate the chicken

In a bowl, combine the coconut milk, garlic, cilantro, brown sugar, salt, turmeric, ginger, and cumin in a bowl. Add the chicken tenders, cover, and marinate for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

Part 2: For the satay sauce
  • creamy peanut butter,1/2,cup,preferably not natural-style,
  • light brown sugar,1/4,cup (packed),,
  • garlic,5,cloves,minced,
  • fresh ginger,1,teaspoon,finely grated,
  • light soy sauce,3,tablespoons,,pearl-river-light-soy-sauce
  • Sriracha,1 1/2,tablespoons,,huy-fong-sriracha
  • rice vinegar,1,tablespoon,,marukan-organic-rice-vinegar
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Ingredients

Part 2: For the satay sauce
  • creamy peanut butter,1/2,cup,preferably not natural-style,
  • light brown sugar,1/4,cup (packed),,
  • garlic,5,cloves,minced,
  • fresh ginger,1,teaspoon,finely grated,
  • light soy sauce,3,tablespoons,,pearl-river-light-soy-sauce
  • Sriracha,1 1/2,tablespoons,,huy-fong-sriracha
  • rice vinegar,1,tablespoon,,marukan-organic-rice-vinegar
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Step two: Make the satay sauce

In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, Sriracha, vinegar, and 1⁄4 cup water, thinning with additional water if you prefer a thinner sauce.

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Part 3: For the sweet hot pepper sauce
  • sugar,1/2,cup,,white-sugar
  • distilled white vinegar,1,tablespoon,,
  • seedless cucumber,1/2,,chopped,
  • shallot,1,,finely chopped,
  • jalapeño pepper or fresh Thai chile,1,,minced,
  • Kosher salt,,,,mortons-kosher-salt
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Ingredients

Part 3: For the sweet hot pepper sauce
  • sugar,1/2,cup,,white-sugar
  • distilled white vinegar,1,tablespoon,,
  • seedless cucumber,1/2,,chopped,
  • shallot,1,,finely chopped,
  • jalapeño pepper or fresh Thai chile,1,,minced,
  • Kosher salt,,,,mortons-kosher-salt
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Step three: Make the sweet hot pepper sauce

In a bowl, combine the sugar, 1⁄2 cup water, the vinegar, cucumber, shallot, and chile. Season to taste with salt.

Step four: Cook the chicken

Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. Remove the chicken tenders from their marinade, letting the excess drop back into the bowl. Thread each chicken tender on a skewer and grill until cooked through but still juicy, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Step five

Serve the chicken with the satay sauce and sweet hot pepper sauce.