Chicken Skewers with Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice

A deliciously authentic satay sauce, served with chicken, fragrant coconut rice and a refreshing chunky salad.

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Chicken Skewers with Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice

This dish most recently appeared in My Classic food bag on Sunday, January 8, 2017.


  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut milk (shake well before opening)
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 600g chicken breasts, diced 2–3cm
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 12 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 10 minutes


  • 4 sachets peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon fish sauce


  • ½ cos lettuce *
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • ½ punnet cherry tomatoes *
  • Preheat BBQ grill to medium-high (if using).
  • 1 Combine all coconut rice ingredients in a medium 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 15 minutes. Turn off heat and leave to steam, still covered, for a further 10 minutes. Do not lift lid at any time during cooking.
  • 2 In a medium bowl toss chicken pieces with soy sauce then set aside while you make the satay sauce.
  • 3 Place all satay sauce ingredients in a small pot on medium heat and simmer gently for 2–3 minutes, until thickened. Add extra coconut milk (if needed) to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with soy sauce. Turn off heat, cover and keep warm.
  • 4 Thread 3–4 pieces of chicken onto each skewer. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium heat. Cook chicken for about 2 minutes on all 4 sides, until browned and cooked through. Set aside on a plate, covered with foil, to rest while you make the salad.
  • 5 Roughly tear lettuce leaves and cut cucumber in quarters lengthways then dice 2cm. Add both to a medium bowl, along with cherry tomatoes. Toss with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, Spoon ¾ cup cooked coconut rice onto each plate and top with about 2 skewers. Drizzle over satay sauce, or place a dollop on the side. Serve chunky salad on the side.
  • SERVES 4-5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2610 kj / 624 kcal
  • Protein: 43.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.0g
  • Fat: 28.2g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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