SatayAjam with spicy peanut butter sauce (Indonesian chicken kabobs)

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By Tina Watt
from Kalamazoo, MI

Whenever I was in the Netherlands, I couldn't resist indulging in some Indonesian food. It was the typical "fast-food" at the time. This recipe is simple and great as a side, or an appetizer.

serves 6-8
prep time 12 Hr
cook time 10 Min


  •   1 large
    4-5 pound chicken
  •   4 Tbsp
    kecap manis
  •   8 Tbsp
  •   4 Tbsp
    peanut butter
  •   1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  •   1/2 tsp
    maple syrup
  •   1 Tbsp
    kecap manis

How To Make

  • 1
    Remove chicken from bone and cut into one inch pieces.
  • 2
    Marinate chicken in kecap manis (sweet Indonesian soy sauce), salt, and pepper for at least 2 hours, preferably overnite.
  • 3
    Soak skewers if using bamboo for about an hour. Skewer chicken pieces, leaving a bit of space between each piece.
  • 4
    Make the sauce. In a medium sized sauce pan, simmer together the water, peanut butter, red pepper, maple syrup, and kecap. Let simmer on low heat until smooth.
  • 5
    Grill skewers until completely done but still moist.
  • 6
    Pour sauce over skewers and serve.
  • 7
    Note: If you like spice, try sambal (Indonesian pickled red pepper condiment)instead of the crushed red pepper flakes. Most good oriental grocery suppliers have an Indonesian offering.

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