• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

This Malaysian Favourite is best served with a peanut sauce dip – try your hand at making the recipe at this Peanut Sauce recipe!

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Recipe Ingredient

  • 300 g chicken skinless, boneless and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 pack wooden toothpicks soak toothpicks in water
  • Marinade:
  • 1 stalk lemongrass or 2 tbsp dried lemongrass
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 in ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp anise seed
  • 1 tbsp coriander ground
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric


  1. Blend all the marinade ingredients in a food processor. Add water if needed.
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl and add the marinade paste. Turn to coat well and allow for an hour or longer for marinating.
  3. Thread 1-2 pieces of meat onto the toothpicks.
  4. Grill the meat on both sides in a grill pan. Add oil if needed.
  5. Serve with peanut or chilli sauce.

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5 thoughts on “Mini Chicken Satay”

  1. thamkokwoh - April 25, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    As a Malaysian I should know how to cook this dish better after reading this article. Thank .

  2. sutwan sidhu - May 4, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Nice recipe. Tried for my nephew’s birthday party..the kids lived it

  3. sutwan sidhu - May 4, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Nice recipe. Tried for my nephew’s birthday party..the kids loved it

  4. Thibashan - May 4, 2014 at 1:22 am

    It looks delicious. I will try it.

  5. Anni Bel Pereira - May 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

    that really looks delicious and makes my mouth water. Am surely going to try this recipe, Harvin, when I am back in the U.S. and let my friends taste. They will really like it I am sure! 🙂


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