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Healthy Chicken Skewers

Healthy Chicken Satay Skewers

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 35 minutes + 2 hours to marinade
  • Yield: 1 (2-3 skewers) 1x


These healthy chicken satay skewers are flavoursome and juicy – with a healthier peanut sauce on the side – using raw peanuts and natural honey rather than processed foods. 

Makes 2-3 skewers per 1 portion (depending on how much chicken you put on each skewer)




  • 1 tsp soy sauce light
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) whole raw shelled peanuts
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp water


  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Healthy Chicken Satay Skewers Ingredients


1. Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade and toss the chicken through it. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Meanwhile place some wooden skewers in a large glass or bowl of water to soak.

Healthy Chicken Satay Skewers Step 1

2. Place the peanuts in a blender with the honey and blend well. 

Healthy Chicken Satay Skewers Step 2Healthy Chicken Satay Skewers Step 3

3. Add the lime juice, soy sauce, garlic and water into the blender and blend again until well combined. Set aside until ready to serve. 

Healthy Chicken Satay Skewers Step 4

4. Thread the chicken onto the soaked skewers.

5. Cook the chicken under the grill (broiler) for around 5-8 minutes, turning frequently. 

Healthy Chicken Satay Skewers Step 5

6. Serve with your preferred dish (see above for ideas). You can serve the peanut sauce in a separate ramekin as a dipping sauce or drizzle over the skewers.


  1. Light soy sauce works much better than other varieties for this recipe – particularly the peanut sauce. If you do only have dark soy sauce then the result will be stronger and much darker looking than in the recipe pictures. 
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + 2 hours marinade
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Starter
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 30g

Keywords: chicken, skewers, indonesian, thai, asian, dinner, lunch, starter, appetizer, peanut