Baked chicken satay

Satay is one of those things you can go back to time and time again and find it’s just as delicious as ever. While we often think of satay as a sauce, the name actually means meat that is grilled that is grilled on a skewer and served with a spiced sauce containing peanuts. This version is a little different though… It still used that amazing sauce, but everything is baked in the oven instead for an easy and quick meal. While you can buy satay sauce in a jar, the homemade version is so much better and this one is absolutely full of flavour. Serve with steamed rice and a side of Asian greens!


  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs or drumsticks (can use 4 of each)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter, smooth or chunky
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Red Thai curry paste
  • 3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • ⅔ cups coconut milk


1. Preheat the oven to 180C. For the marinade, combine the peanut butter and curry paste. Add the lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, ginger and coconut milk. Mix until smooth.

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2. Place the chicken in a non-metallic bowl and pour the marinade over. Cover with cling film and set aside to marinate for 15 minutes or over-night.
Transfer the chicken (skin side down), onto a greased baking sheet and season lightly. Keep the remaining marinade aside for later.

3. Roast the chicken uncovered for 30 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces and pour the reserved marinade over.
Turn the oven up to 200C and roast for a further 30 minutes. Scatter with roasted peanuts, diced spring onions and basil. Serve with your choice of sides.


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