Chicken satay with peanut sauce may seem like an exotic Thai dish, but it’s really just a simple mix of a few ingredients for the chicken marinade, with those same ingredients showing up in the peanut sauce. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes, and in the meantime make the sauce. Heat it up for a few minutes to let the flavors mingle, and set it aside to cool while you skewer and grill the chicken. Serve the chicken and sauce together with some spicy pickles for a unique appetizer at your next cookout.
Special equipment: You’ll need 30 (8-inch) wooden skewers. Be sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes beforehand to keep them from burning on the grill.
Game plan: The chicken is ready to grill after 30 minutes of marinating, but for the best flavor let it marinate up to 24 hours.
The sauce can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Let it come to room temperature and stir before using.
For the peanut sauce:
To cook the chicken: