Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chicken satay

Both Miss F and Little SS LOVE peanut butter, so I wanted to give a satay chicken a try. Every time we have Thai, satay chicken sticks is always the first thing that I request, so I thought I would give it a try at home for the little ones. 

Miss F was given a set of baby chopsticks and these have been a godsend. Whenever she refuses to eat a meal I suggest using the chopstick and this then brings a whole new interest back into the meal. It becomes a challenge to get something into her mouth and this makes her forget what she is eating. 

I can’t say that this was a massive hit but it wasn’t thrown on the floor, so that’s a good thing in this house! This could be a dish that the whole family can enjoy (if your kids are a little more experimental than mine are!)

Chicken Satay

Prep time 
20 mins

Cooking time
20 mins

¾ cup crunchy peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut cream
¼ cup sweet chilli sauce
1/3 cup chicken stock
1 tbs lime juice
400g chicken thighs cubed
noodles or rice
¼ cup copped unsalted peanuts
¼ cup chopped coriander (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 180C
2. Combine peanut butter, coconut cream, chilli sauce, stock and juice in a bowl.
3. Place cubed chicken in a single layer in a large shallow baking dish; spoon peanut sauce over chicken. Bake uncovered for about 20 mins or until the chicken is cooked. 
4. Cook noodles or rice as per instructions.
5. Serve the rice/noodles and place the chicken on top and sprinkle with coriander if desired. 

This recipe has been modified from a recipe found in the Women’s Weekly kids cooking magazine. 

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