When we have a BBQ or a crowd at our home, I am always looking for something that I can prepare in the morning and just POP on the grill. I like this recipe for Chicken Satay for this very reason...it's easy and I can make it in the morning. It leaves me with plenty of time before our friends arrive to set the table, work on minor side dishes and get ready! Sometimes I spend the day cooking and forget that I need to look good too. LOL
Brown rice and veggies are what we serve. I love my rice cooker. Again, it's something that I can add the ingredients and walk away. It does it's own thing with out me having to keep track of it. I love that!
Skewers always add so much to any meal. They look great on the table and the kids love eating their food right off of a stick. Who does not love food on a stick?
Chicken Satay and Peanut Sauce
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 T crunchy or smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
crushed dried chile peppers, to taste
3/4 cup crunchy or smooth peanut butter
1 1/2 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 T. soy sauce (I used Tamarin, it's gf)
2 T. molasses
1 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy cream
grated lime zest
6 chicken breast halves, boned, skinned and cut into 1/2 inch wide strips
To make the marinade, combine the first 7 ingredients in a large ziplock bag.