VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter Chicken Satay

These peanut butter chicken satay in skewers are great party appetizers because they’re quick to make, present nicely on a platter, and don’t break the bank! 

In this recipe the chicken is marinated in a sauce made with coconut milk, curry paste, Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator, and lime. Once grilled, enjoy it with extra peanut sauce on the side for more of that yummy peanut-y and coconut-y flavor. 

  • Yield:20 Sticks and 3 Cups Sauce
  • Prep Time:20 Minutes
  • Cook Time:15 Minutes
  • Total Time:35 Minutes


For the marinade and sauce 

1 can full-fat coconut milk 

¼ cup red curry paste 

1 cup Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator

1 tsp. kosher salt 

3 large limes, juiced 

½ cup hot water 

For the chicken 

1½ pounds skinless chicken breasts, cut into 20 long strips 

kosher salt 

black pepper 

20 wooden skewers, soaked in water 

Butter lettuce leaves, sliced scallions, and cilantro for garnish 


  1. Make the marinade and sauce: combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree until very smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. 

  2.  Combine chicken strips with salt and pepper in a plastic gallon sized zipped bag. Pour half of the sauce into the bag, close and massage to coat chicken. Let marinate at least 20 minutes, and up to overnight. Set aside the remaining sauce. 

  3. Thread the chicken onto the skewers (one per skewer) and grill 3-5 minutes on a preheated grill pan. (These can also be broiled for the same amount of time.) Discard the marinade. 

  4. Serve on a bed of butter lettuce garnished with fresh cilantro and scallions, with the remaining dipping sauce on the side. 

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