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Chicken & Bacon Satay

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A satay is an Indonesian version of kabobs: thinly sliced marinated meat grilled on a skewer and served with lip-licking peanut sauce. This version uses grilled chicken strips with bacon. Mmm-mm good!

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Ingredients

  • PEANUT SAUCE:
  • 4 chicken thighs, skinned and boned (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sake
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 16 to 20 (4-inch) wooden skewers
  • 8 to 10 fully-cooked bacon slices, cut in half crosswise
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, loosely packed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil

Details

Servings 16

Preparation

Step 1

Place chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet. Cut chicken into 16 to 20 (1-inch) strips.

Combine soy sauce and next 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add chicken, turning to coat. Seal and chill 45 minutes, turning once.

Meanwhile, soak skewers in water 30 minutes; drain.

Preheat grill to 350°F to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Thread 1 bacon piece and 1 chicken strip onto each skewer.

Grill skewers, covered with grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Serve skewers with Peanut Sauce.

Peanut sauce:

Process peanut butter, soy sauce, cilantro, lime juice, honey, and dark sesame oil in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon at a time, processing until desired consistency is reached.

Garnish: thinly sliced green onions


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