Indonesian chicken satay
For our catering service we make alot of Indonesian chicken satay. You can eat this as an appetizer, snack or side order. When we serve soulfood meals, our catering add 2 chicken satays. When it is a side order, appetizer or snack, we serve 3 chicken satays. You can eat these spicy chicken skewers with peanut or kecap sauce. Some people eat them without sauce.
For this recipe you can use boneless chicken. Only the best chicken part for this recipe are chicken thighs. Thighs have more fat and is less dry. For this recipe it is important to clean your chicken thighs first with vinegar or lemon juice. After this, you can remove the excessive fat parts. A little fat is ok, but not too much!
Chicken satay skewers
Many recipes contain seasoning which does not belong to any satay recipe! Tumeric is a spice from India which is not a part of Indonesian or Malaysian chicken satay! This spice makes your chicken more yellow and doesn’t flavor your chicken meat for satay. The main seasoning is Ketumbar! This a typical dried seasoning from Asia. Ketumbar is Coriander and in some countries they call this seasoning Cilantro.
Besides ketumbar, you need 5 spice powder and cummin too! With this blend you can season your chicken thigh pieces. Remember dry seasoning comes first, then garlic and onions. The last part is marinade! This is a mix of soy or kecap sauce. Kecap is a thick version of soy sauce and contains seasoning and sugar. When your chicken have seasoning and marinade, then it is time to put the chicken parts on skewers. When all skewers are with chicken thigh meat, wrap this well and let it overnight in the refrigerator.
Nasi goreng with chicken satay and crispy fried plantains
Roast or BBQ chicken satay
In Indonesia they BBQ Indonesian chicken satay on charcoal. These chicken satay taste the best and they are quick ready to eat. We do roast our Indonesian chicken satay on a grill plate. This can be on a stove, oven or grill plate. Chicken satay with charcoal flavor is the most authentic way of making chicken satay. When you serve this as an appetizer or side order, you can serve this with cole slaw and French bread. The European way is with fries. Fore more chicken satay inspiration, please see our Pinterest account online. You can see our recipe below and if you have questions, please use our comment box below. Enjoy making Indonesian chicken satay.
Roasted chicken satay with satay peanut sauce.
- Peanut sauce recipe is coming soon!
- Kecap (soy) dip sauce is coming soon!
Indonesian chicken satay recipe