Back to work today, which was hard after a lovely 5 day break 😔
Last night I took out 3 Aldi Chicken breasts from the freezer and defrosted overnight in the fridge. Satay chicken for dinner 😍 I would normally use boneless chicken thighs, but we have had BBQ a lot recently and the breast what what I had left.
I cut these into large strips
marinated in chilli (as much as you like) 2 crushed cloves of garlic, soy sauce, a squirt of honey and a tablespoon of Veg oil.
for at least an hour, overnight would be good
Thread these onto skewers ready to BBQ – you can oven bake or grill just as easily I am just taking advantage of Hubby’s BBQ addiction 🙃
For the Satay sauce I am using the Thermomix but this can be made in a pan, just takes more stirring.
Into the bowl, I add a peeled, halved small onion and a peeled cloves of garlic and a s much Chilli as you fancy, whizz these on speed 4 for 5 seconds, then scrape down the bowl add a tablespoon of Veg oil and cook for 5 minutes, heat 100 speed stir (or finely chop the onion and garlic and sweat off in a pan)
Add a heaped tablespoon of brown sugar, cook again at heat 100, speed Stir for 3 minutes. (Or add to pan and gently stir till sugar starts to caramelise) Add a teaspoon of dark soy sauce
3/4 jar of peanut butter
and half a can of coconut milk, at this point it will look revolting and cook for 5 minutes heat 100 speed 2.
This sauce can be adjusted to taste, more soy, more sugar etc and can be cooked down to a thickness you like, or loosened up by adding more coconut milk.
The Satay sauce keeps well in a jar in the fridge and reheats well. A good dipping sauce for crunchy Veg too 😉
We BBQ the chicken till cooked through then, for Aldi super 6 Romaine lettuce leave to wrap with the chicken and drizzled Satay sauce – I love this sauce – Yummmm….
Dinner is served 😍
The men had Wraps and salad.