Grilled Chicken Satay with Ginger Cashew Sauce

This easy skewered chicken with 
an Asian-inspired cashew sauce will become a staple in your household throughout the summer – you can marinate the chicken the night before and just throw it on the grill when you get home. Try it with a side of brown rice or quinoa sprinkled with
chopped cilantro.

Asian style chicken skewer with ginger cashew sauce recipe

Grilled Chicken Satay with Ginger Cashew Sauce

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Recipe and Image from Cuisine at Home

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  • 6Servings



  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 2 shallots
  • 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, plus 2 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp chile garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp safflower oil
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 12 chicken breast tenders, cut in half (about 1¼ lb)


  • 2 tsp safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw unsalted cashews
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp chile garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice


  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water


  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high and brush grates with oil.
  2. Marinate chicken: In a small food processor, blend all marinade ingredients until smooth. Pour into bowl, add chicken and toss to coat. Set aside for 15 minutes. (MAKE AHEAD: Marinate chicken up to 1 day ahead; cover and refrigerate.)
  3. Prepare sauce: In a small saucepan on medium, heat 2 tsp oil. Add cashews, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 1 minute. Whisk in 1/2 cup water, 1/3 cup coconut milk, cashew butter, 2 tbsp coconut sugar, 1 tbsp garlic chile sauce and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tbsp lime juice. Set aside.
  4. Thread chicken onto skewers, discarding remaining marinade. Grill chicken until no longer pink inside, flipping once, 3 minutes per side. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 3 oz chicken and 3 tbsp sauce
  • Calories: 266
  • Carbohydrate Content: 13 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 52 mg
  • Fat Content: 14 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 23 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 211 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8 g