Today we’re continuing our journey around the world and heading to Indonesia, a country made up of over 17,000 islands. Sate, as spelled in Indonesia, is often credited with being a dish from Thailand when in fact it originated on the island of Java. This is a popular street food typically served on a stick and consisting of a meat option and a peanut sauce.
- Chicken Marinade
- 1⁄4 cup coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 1⁄2 tsp curry powder
- 1 1⁄2 tsp turmeric
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp fish sauce
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Peanut Sauce
- 3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp chili garlic sauce or more, to taste
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
See the original video for this recipe here.
- Make the peanut sauce, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce and ginger in a small bowl. Whisk in 2-3 tablespoons water until desired consistency is reached; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine coconut milk, soy sauce, curry powder, turmeric, garlic, ginger, brown sugar and fish sauce.
- In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken and coconut milk mixture; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
- Drain the chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade.
- Preheat grill to medium high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers. Brush with canola oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Add skewers to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 12-15 minutes.
- Serve immediately with peanut sauce.
Expanded Learning Opportunities
- – Explore the many rain forests of Indonesia and see some of the animals that live on the Islands (and maybe try to draw them!).
- – Batik is an Indonesian wax dying technique. Try this version using white glue or this version on canvas.
- – While you explored the rain forest, you probably saw some Orangutans. Did you know that means “person of the forest” in Malay, one of the many languages of Indonesia? Make your own person of the forest by following the instructions here.
- – Try learning your numbers in Bahasa, the national language of Indonesia.