Juicy Chicken pieces smothered and baked in a sweet Satay Sauce, with a good helping of Squash & Edamame Quinoa Salad, and extra sauce for dipping.
Chicken Satay is the perfect summer comfort food. Its warm and creamy, yet light and refreshing, with plenty of Asian flavours knocking about to ensure your tastebuds will not be disappointed. Sauces, condiments and dressings can sometimes be the trickiest part of a recipe, but often this is the very thing that makes a meal really great. This satay sauce is so quick and so simple that it leaves no excuses for not turning a simple piece of Chicken into a really fantastic dinner.
And just to show off how easy and super duper this dish really is, and to let you know how much I love it, theres not 1 but 2 videos below. Thats right – I’m getting super fancy now with videos as well as photos!!
My satay sauce requires no more than soy sauce, peanut butter and tahini with a teaspoon of coriander, a squeeze of lime juice and grated ginger and garlic.
How to make really easy satay sauce and chicken satay
Because this is most definitely a summer dish, I love to serve my chicken satay with a full flavoured quinoa salad.
Fluffy quinoa mixed with squash, mint and edamame beans help keep this salad bright, refreshing, healthy and of course mega tasty.
Quinoa is one of the easiest grains to cook. Just cover with stock, pop on a lid, simmer for 15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed, then set to one side with the lid on for 10 minutes, before fluffing up with a fork.
How to make squash and edamame quinoa salad
To make this recipe even more lovable and mid-week worthy; make the sauce ahead of time and use as a marinade for the chicken until you are ready to cook. The quinoa salad will also keep well in the fridge, if made the day before.
If you love this satay sauce recipe, check out my easy tikka paste recipe which is also great with chicken and good to keep handy in the fridge.
**Estimated nutritional information per serving of chicken satay and quinoa salad and per 100g. If you want to find out more about how the information is calculated and the sources used, please refer to my Nutrition Information Guide.
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