These Chicken Satay Skewers by Raya Malaysia are the perfect addition to any BBQ to nibble on. Full of flavour with crispy, charred edges - you'll be drooling just from the smell!


1 kg chicken thigh, boneless and skinless
Bamboo skewers, soaked in cold water for two hours
1 cucumber, cut into small pieces
1 small onion, quartered
oil, for basting

3 Tbs oil
2 stalks lemongrass, white parts only
2 cloves garlic, peeled
6 small shallots or pearl onions, peeled
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp chilli powder
½ Tbs salt
2 Tbs sugar or honey


1. Cut the chicken meat into small cubes. Set aside.
2. Blend all the the Marinade ingredients in a food processor. Add a little water if needed.
3.Combine the chicken and the Marinade together, stir to mix well. Marinate the chicken for 6 hours in the fridge, or best overnight. When ready, thread 3-4 pieces of the chicken meat onto the bamboo skewers.
4.Grill the chicken satay skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side until the meat is fully cooked and the surface is nicely charred, on both sides. Baste and brush with some oil while grilling. Serve hot with peanut sauce, the fresh cucumber pieces, crushes peanuts and spring onions.

Recipe credit: 'Rasa Malaysia'


chicken satay skewers

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