An overhead shot of Chicken Satay and Hoisin No-Nut Sauce along with some sliced cucumbers and cauliflower rice.
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Chicken Satay

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
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken, gluten-free, paleo, Primal, satay, skewers, Whole30
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Michelle Tam

Ingredients

Chicken Satay

Hoisin No-Nut Sauce

Instructions

Chicken Satay

  • 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!
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Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 19g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g