Chicken satay with peanut sambal

This is one of my favourite recipes of all time, and I’m really excited I’ve found a way to make it Slimming World friendly!

I’ve always loved satay sauce, and in my 20’s I’d make this up for my flatmates using half a jar of peanut butter! I saw powdered peanut butter advertised on another website and wasn’t convinced, but my local health food shop ordered it in for me and I’m so impressed! You just add water to make it into peanut butter consistency, and it’s half the syns of real peanut butter! It is expensive (£7.99 a jar on Amazon for PPB the British made one Hale Naturals PPB® 180g Original Powdered Peanut Butter, or £5.69 for the American Bell Plantation, PB2, Powdered Peanut Butter (184 g), but I think it will last well, and after eating my satay I definitely think it’s worth the investment! If you’re looking to make the recipe a little quicker (although it really isn’t a lot of work to do it all) and don’t have time to marinade the chicken, it would still be lovely with just plain chicken served with the peanut sambal. I served mine with rice, griddle courgette, fresh runner beans, lime and coriander.


My Recipe

Serves: 2
Syns: 2
Healthy Extra: none


  • For the chicken:
  • 2 chicken breasts, chopped into chunks
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon (reserve 2 tbsp for the peanut sauce)
  • 1 tsp dark brown sugar
  • Ground black pepper
  • For the Peanut Sambal:
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 100ml cold water
  • 1 tsp dark brown sugar
  • pinch salt


  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together, add the chicken and marinade for at least one hour
  2. Put chicken pieces on skewers, and grill for about 3 mins on each side (check cooked through before serving)
  3. To make the Peanut Sambal:
  4. Cook the onion gently in frylight, until soft
  5. Stir in all of the other ingredients- chilli, peanut butter powder, soy sauce, lemon juice, water, sugar and salt
  6. Cook gently, stirring, until the sauce is thick and smooth.

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2 Replies to "Chicken satay with peanut sambal"

  • Vp 21st August 2015 (5:45 pm)

    Ever a favourite!

  • Kirsty Owen 3rd September 2015 (8:42 pm)

    Bloody gorgeous!