Keto Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Keto Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is a new recipe from Joanie’s low carb kitchen. The inspiration came from our recently posted Keto Peanut Coleslaw Dressing. The peanut dressing was so delicious for that coleslaw recipe that after one taste Joanie and I each said the same thing, at the same time, “Chicken Satay!” The sauce is the same, but the chicken recipe also has a unique marinade that adds more Thai taste.

Chicken Satay is a standard menu item in virtually every Thai restaurant that we have ever enjoyed. We also see it often in food trucks, outdoor markets, festivals, and street fairs. Always a hit! It can be served as an appetizer or a main dish. The sauce can also be used for beef satay. We can’t wait to try this recipe with our Coconut Cauliflower Rice with Jalapeño. You could also serve it over simple cauliflower rice.

This recipe is a keeper! We are adding it to our Keto Thai recipe collection. In addition, you may want to try some of our other Thai inspired Keto recipes:

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  • Keto Shrimp Pad Thai with Spaghetti Squash

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Joanie chose Grilled Chicken Tenders for this recipe. You could use Chicken Thighs instead of the tenders. However, you might want to trim excess fat from the thighs. They would also have a more pronounced favor. I grilled the tenders on our outdoor grill, but you could also use an indoor grill pan and make this a dish you can make year round. The grill marks and outdoor grill will give the chicken a smoky flavor – delicious! The marinade will also make the dish, as well as the peanut butter sauce.

Any creamy peanut butter will work. The standard store brands are okay. However, Joanie likes “Spread the Love Naked Organic Peanut Butter” for her peanut sauce creation. It is all natural, organic, vegan, creamy, dry-roasted, with no sugar or palm oil. It is basically just peanuts! This peanut butter is as healthy as you could imagine. The peanut butter is a little thinner than most peanut butter. You could stir it well and refrigerate it before using, if you prefer a thicker peanut butter. It is delicious, and will add a natural peanut flavor to your Keto Chicken Satay.

Preparation Tips

The marinade adds so much flavor to the usual bland white meat chicken. It is essential to the recipe. Some would say marinade over night. We feel that may add an overpowering flavor and Joanie just wanted just a hint of Thai flavors in the chicken. Thirty minutes should be fine. There is also no need to refrigerate the chicken while it marinates. Meats should always be room temperature before grilling.

You can use wooden skewers to hold the chicken or simply grill them. However, since we are using whole tenders rather than pieces, there is really no need to use skewers. It does add that Thai Satay presentation, to be sure. However, if you choose to use wooden skewers make sure that you soak the skewers well to avoid burning on the open grill.

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We poured the peanut sauce directly over the chicken tenders. You could also serve them with a side bowl of sauce for dipping. For serving, we garnish with lime juice, lime wedges, and cilantro.

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Chicken Satay – Marinated Grilled Thai Chicken Tenders with Easy Peanut Sauce

Keto Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is a Thai inspired recipe featuring grilled chicken tenders, marinated in traditional Thai spices, and grilled to perfection. Serving with our easy and delicious peanut sauce will make this recipe unforgettable!

Keto Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

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Recipe by Joanie and Chris Course: MeatCuisine: ThaiDifficulty: Easy


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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is a Thai inspired recipe featuring grilled chicken tenders, marinated in traditional Thai spices, and grilled to perfection. Serving with our easy and delicious peanut sauce will make this recipe unforgettable!

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  • Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup 113 g Peanut butter natural, organic

  • 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons Choc Zero Maple Syrup

  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons Soy sauce Coconut aminos for gluten free

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon Lime Juice

  • 3/4 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon Ginger fresh grated

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Water thin to desired consistency

  • Chicken Marinade
  • 1/4 cup 59 ml Coconut milk unsweetened

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Coconut aminos

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Sukrin Gold brown sugar substitute

  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon Sriracha

  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon Garlic minced

  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons Fish Sauce

  • Chicken Satay
  • 1 pound 450 g Chicken tenders boneless, skinless

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon Pepper

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Cilantro chopped

  • 2 teaspoon 2 teaspoon Lime Juice fresh squeezed


  • Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • In a medium bowl, combine the sauce ingredients stirring to make a creamy consistency. Add water if needed to thin the sauce to the consitency you desire.
  • Chicken Marinade/Satay
  • In a small bowl combine the chicken marinade ingredients using a whisk.
  • Add the marinade ingredients to a large zip-lock freezer bag. Salt and pepper the chicken tenders and drop them into the freezer bag. Coat the chicken, then sit aside for 30 minutes to marinade.
  • Use an outdoor grill or grill pan and grill for 4 minutes on each side, until done. You want nice grill marks.
  • Squeeze the lime juice on the hot chicken strips, then serve with a drizzle of the peanut sauce on top, garnished with cilantro, lime wedges, and whole or crushed peanuts.


Chef’s Notes

  • Keep the peanut dipping sauce handy in a bowl for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 371.6kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8.7g
  • Protein: 33.3g
  • Fat: 22.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 72.6mg
  • Sodium: 1808.3mg
  • Potassium: 696.8mg
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sugar: 4.1g
  • Vitamin A: 48IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
  • Calcium: 32.1mg
  • Iron: 2mg

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