I love Thai food and I make it at home often. I’ve had a lot of people tell me they’re intimidated by it, which is understandable when some of the ingredients aren’t what we’re necessarily used to here in the US, but the basic flavors of Thai are readily available here and, because the flavors are rather bold, you don’t need to put a lot of effort into it to get a lot of flavor out of it.
This easy recipe is another one that comes from Cozi’s new Dinner Decider app (which I’ve already told you how much I love!) and our entire family polished off the whole thing with no leftovers. I added some black rice, used chicken tenders instead of slicing breasts and made my own peanut sauce (although I’ve taste-tested some jarred versions and they’re actually quite good, pick them up in your international grocery aisle). This recipe was solid and needed no other changes. I only had time to marinate it the minimum two hours it calls for and it still turned out perfectly!
Thai Chicken Satay Skewers with Black Rice
I skipped the grill since it’s cold here and just put my chicken under the broiler, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
- 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
- ¼ cup soy sauce (low sodium)
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil (can sub reg sesame oil)
- ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- cooking spray
- 8 12-inch bamboo skewers, soaked
- coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- ½ cup Thai peanut sauce
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine marinade ingredients (through cilantro) Add chicken and toss to coat evenly. Refrigerate 2 hours or all day, turning bag occasionally.
- Spray grill with cooking spray and heat to medium-high.
- Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Weave chicken strips onto skewers; season with salt and pepper. Grill skewers, turning once, until chicken is tender and cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side; watch carefully throughout to make sure they don’t burn.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat peanut sauce in microwave. Serve chicken skewers drizzled with peanut sauce.
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Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories 350; Protein 46g; Total Fat 16g; Fiber 2g; Saturated Fat 3g; Carbohydrates 6g; Cholesterol 103mg; Sodium 640mg; Weight Watchers Points 9