Appetizers & Snacks, Dinner, Kid-Friendly

Grilled Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Marinate 3 hours
  • Preheat 17 mins
  • Total 3h 45 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 6

These grilled chicken skewers are an easy and delicious appetizer to share at a party. Chicken flavored with a classic Thai marinade, and served with a tangy peanut sauce. Get that classic grill charred flavor with woodfired grilling.

TIP: Be sure to marinate the chicken for at least 3 hours (or up to 8 hours) for full flavor.


  • Contains Peanuts

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Peanuts

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  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon chili crisp oil or crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 6–9 wooden skewers
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)
  • chopped peanuts, for garnish (optional)

Peanut Sauce

  • ½ cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red crushed pepper (optional)
  • 2–4 tablespoons water


  • Whisk
  • Skewers
  • 2 medium bowls
  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, and chili crisp oil or crushed red pepper. Place marinade and chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Massage outside of bag to work marinade over all parts of chicken, then place bag in the refrigerator for 3 to 8 hours. When marinating is complete, remove chicken from bag and thread onto skewers.

  • Step 2

    To install the grill grate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the hood.

  • Step 3

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close the smoke box lid.

  • Step 4

    Turn dial to GRILL, set the temperature to MED, and set time to 20 minutes. Press WOODFIRE FLAVOR. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 13–17 minutes).

  • Step 5

    When unit beeps to signify it is preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open hood, and add skewers to grill. Close hood to begin cooking. Flip skewers every 6 minutes until cooking is complete.

  • Step 6

    While chicken is cooking, prepare peanut sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk together all peanut sauce ingredients, except water. Then slowly whisk in water until smooth.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, open hood and remove chicken from grill. Garnish skewers with chopped cilantro and peanuts and serve with peanut sauce.