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A Delightful Chicken Satay Paired With Charred Broccoli: Perfect For a mid-Week Meal


Chicken Satay is a classic dish that many love, and the addition of charred broccoli brings a nutritious and delicious twist to it. Chicken satay with Charred Broccoli Recipe is a hearty dish packed with flavors of peanut and spices complimented by the charred goodness of broccoli offering a delightful blend of flavors.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Marination Time: 1 hour (or overnight for best results)
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes (or longer if marinating overnight)


For the Chicken and Marinade:

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into thin strips
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ large fresh green chilli (deseeded if you prefer it milder)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Satay Sauce:

  • 100g peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 120ml coconut milk
  • Water (to adjust consistency)

For Serving:

  • Skewers (pre-soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes)
  • Chopped peanuts and finely chopped spring onions for garnish
  • 1 broccoli, cut into florets and halved


  1. Chicken Marination: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Add chicken strips ensuring each piece is thoroughly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight for deeper flavors.
  2. Peanut Sauce Preparation: In a saucepan over low heat, combine ingredients for the satay sauce. Stir continuously until the mixture is smooth and well-combined. Adjust consistency with water if it’s too thick. Keep warm.
  3. Grilling the Chicken: Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat and lightly brush with oil. Thread marinated chicken strips onto the skewers. Grill each side for about 3-4 minutes until fully cooked and lightly charred.
  4. Charred Broccoli: In a frying pan, heat a small amount of oil until nearly smoking. Add broccoli florets, flat side down. Reduce heat and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip the florets, then remove the pan from heat and let it cool naturally.
  5. Serving: Plate the grilled chicken skewers and drizzle or serve with peanut sauce. Garnish with chopped peanuts and sliced spring onions. Serve alongside rice and charred broccoli.


For a richer flavor, consider marinating the chicken overnight.

Enjoy your meal!

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