Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

This dish might look kind of boring, but believe me, it is anything but. I've been very pleasantly surprised with Weight Watcher's recipes - on the whole, I have been very pleased with everything that I have eaten. In fact, my husband and brother have even liked everything we have eaten, and even said we should have it again! I don't think they were bluffing, either. 
There is a ton of flavor here - ginger, coconut milk, peanuts, limes, and a bit of kick from red pepper flakes. I really liked this dish. So much, in fact, that I am already planning on making it again next week. The original recipe here calls for placing the chicken on skewers and grilling, but since it is about 10 degrees outside, the wind is blowing huge snow drifts around, and the grill is currently covered in ice, you can safely bet that I cooked my chicken in a pan!! I just dumped the whole bag in, marinade and all, and let it cook that way. 

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce 

2.5 Tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp minced ginger root
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp + 2 tsp lime juice, divided
1.5 pounds chicken breast, cut into 2' strips
6 tbsp light coconut milk
3 tbsp reduced fat chunky peanut butter
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
4 tsp honey
1tsp lime zest
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Combine 1.5 tbsp fish sauce, ginger, garlic, and 2 tsp lime juice in a large zip-close plastic bag. Add the chicken, mix, and allow to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
Soak about 40 wooden skewers in cold water for about 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Prepare peanut sauce: combine coconut milk, peanut butter, cilantro, honey, 1 tbsp fish suce, lime juice, zest, and red pepper in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth.
Preheat broiler or grill. Thread the chicken strips onto the skewers and grill 4 inches from heat, turning once, until cooked through - about 4 minutes per side.
Serve at once with peanut sauce.

Serving size: 5 skewers with about 2 tbsp peanut sauce (or 5 strips)
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4
Servings: 8

Hint: Not sure what to do with all that leftover coconut milk? Put it in a container and freeze it! It can last for up to two months!


  1. I'm so impressed that WW has a chicken with peanut sauce recipe. I'd love it too!

  2. I have been very impressed with the quantity and quality of recipes that weight watchers has on their website! So far, everything has been delicious! You should definitely try this one!


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