Satay Chicken with Salad and Coconut Rice

Satay Chicken with Salad and Coconut Rice

Ready in 25 minutes Serves 2
This dish most recently appeared in My Classic (5 Meals For 1) on Sunday, December 6, 2015.

Tasty and easy to create. Satay chicken with fragrant coconut rice and a side salad.



  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water


  • 30g smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 300g chicken thighs


  • 1 baby cos lettuce
  • 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 1/2 capsicum
  • 1–2 spring onions


  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons torn coriander


  1. BBQ grill to medium to high (if using).
  2. Combine rice, coconut milk, water and a good pinch of salt in a small pot and bring to the boil. As soon as it boils, cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce to lowest heat to cook for 12 minutes. Turn off heat and leave to steam, still covered, for a further 8 minutes. Do not lift lid at any time during cooking.
  3. In small pot on low to medium heat, mix peanut butter, sweet chilli sauce, coconut milk, garlic, fish sauce and lemon juice until smooth. If sauce becomes too thick, add 2–3 tablespoons coconut milk before serving.
  4. Separate lettuce leaves; cut cherry tomatoes in half; thinly slice cucumber; remove core and seeds from capsicum and roughly dice; finely slice spring onions. Combine all in a medium bowl or platter.
  5. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat a medium fry-pan on medium to high heat (alternatively use BBQ grill), and cook chicken for 4–5 minutes each side, until cooked through. Remove and wrap in foil to rest for 2–3 minutes then slice thinly.
  6. Serve ¾ cup of cooked coconut rice per person onto each plate with salad and chicken. Drizzle over satay sauce and sprinkle with peanuts and coriander.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2654 kj
634 kcal
Protein 42.0g
Carbohydrate 53.1g
Fat 27.8g