If you’ve been craving smoky chicken satay slathered in a creamy peanut sauce on your Whole30, I’ve got you covered with this lip-smacking no-nut version that’ll knock your socks off! These delicious paleo chicken satay skewers are a quick and easy Whole30-friendly weeknight meal that you can cook indoors or out.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 people
Slice the chicken breasts into ½-inch strips and place in a large bowl.
Combine the coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, date, garlic, fish sauce, and turmeric in a high speed blender and blitz until smooth.
Pour the marinade over the chicken strips and mix well. Cover the chicken and marinate in the fridge for up to 12 hours. Usually, I just let the chicken hang out in the fridge while I’m preparing my side dishes for dinner.
When you’re ready to cook the chicken, grab some soaked wooden skewers. Using one strip of chicken at a time, carefully skewer the meat in an accordion-like fashion. Depending on the size of the chicken pieces and the length of the skewer, you might have two to four pieces threaded tightly on a skewer.
Now, you can choose how you want to cook the skewers: on the grill or in the oven. If you’re cooking the skewers on a grill, set the grill to high heat. When it’s nice and hot, clean the grill and brush the grates with a high smoke point fat (e.g., ghee, avocado oil, etc.) Place the skewers on the hot grill and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
If you choose to roast them in the oven, heat the oven to 400°F convection or 425°F (no convection). Place the skewers on a rimmed baking sheet and cook them in the hot oven for 10 minutes or until cooked through, flipping the skewers over at the halfway point. Broil for an additional 2 minutes if you want some more color.
Hoisin No-Nut Sauce
Time to make the Hoisin No-Nut Sauce! Dump the hoisin sauce, sunbutter, water, and rice vinegar into a blender and blitz until smooth. You can add a smidge more water if you like a thinner sauce.
Slather the sauce on the chicken satay and chow down!
Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 19g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g