Chicken Satay Skewers & Spicy Peanut Sauce

I feel sorry for people who are allergic to peanuts. Imagine a life without peanut butter...

My sister gave me this Power Snacks book for my birthday. This is the only recipe I've tried yet but I've used it a good few times already! Like all my favourite meals it's quick and easy - the marinading is the only part that takes time, but it's worth it as the chicken ends up so full of flavour! If you're organised you can do that part in the morning and then you'll have dinner ready within half an hour after work.

For the skewers                                           For the peanut sauce
4 chicken breasts                                          1 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp soy sauce                                            1 small onion
1 tbsp cornflour                                            1 garlic clove
2 garlic cloves                                               4 tbsp crunchy natural peanut butter
1 small piece of fresh ginger                      1 pinch crushed chillies
1 pepper                                                          5 tbsp water
1 red onion

Mix the soy sauce, cornflour, crushed garlic & finely chopped ginger together and then pour over the chopped chicken. Leave it to marinade in the fridge for as long as possible. Soak your skewers in cold water for at least half an hour as well. 

Preheat the grill and thread the chicken onto the skewers, spaced between the pepper and onion, or any other vegetable of your choice. The chicken only needs 5 minutes on each side under the grill. You can make the sauce while it's cooking...

Fry the onion and garlic in the oil before adding the peanut butter, water and chillies. Keep stirring the sauce and adding water until you get the right consistency. And that's it! We had ours with salad but it also goes well with rice, or even a sweet chilli sauce if you run out of peanut butter!

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