A Sunrise Recipe: Chicken Satay

Sunrise Senior Living  |  February 16, 2017
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Our chef at Sunrise of Carmichael, CA, used to cook this tasty Chicken Satay dish with his mother. A lot of happy memories come from cooking this dish, which he cooks regularly for residents. It’s become a menu favorite!

Nutrition Fact: Ginger has powerful antioxidant effects and has been shown to alleviate gastrointestinal distress and relax the intestinal tract. It also helps inhibit formation of inflammatory compounds.

Chicken Satay
Serves 10


Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ pounds of chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 20 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for an hour

Instructions:

  1. Combine soy sauce, juice, vinegar, ginger and garlic. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to marinate.
  2. Heat grill.
  3. Thread each piece of chicken onto a skewer. Grill over high heat until well-marked and internal temperature reaches 165º F.

Peanut Sauce
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Red chili flakes to taste

Peanut Sauce
Instructions:

  1. Combine peanut butter, coconut milk, lemon juice, and honey in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick (about 4 minutes). Season with chili flakes to taste.
  2. Serve chicken satay with peanut sauce on the side.