Move over, boring satay! We’ve given the classic dish a spicy kick with this recipe that one of our team picked up in Bali.
The chicken is marinated in coconut cream, curry powder to give it a burst of flavour. We have also used ketchup manis in the peanut sauce which is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce, available in Marks & Spencer. If you can’t find it, you can replace with a simple mixture of soy sauce and brown sugar.
Serve with a light side salad with a simple rice vinegar and chilli dressing to compliment the powerful flavours of the chicken.
- 150g salted, roasted peanuts
- 100g dark brown sugar
- 2 red chillies
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3tbsp ketchup manis (from M&S)
- 150ml warm water
- 4tbsp coconut cream
- 2tbsp curry powder
- 8 boneless chicken thighs, skin on
- For the salad
- 3tbsp rice vinegar
- 1tbsp sugar
- 1 cucumber, halved, deseeded and chopped
- 1 carrot, grated
- handful beansprouts, stir-fried
- 1 gem lettuce, shredded
- 1 bunch coriander
- 1 red chilli, finely sliced
Blend the peanuts, sugar, chillies, garlic, ketchup manis and warm water in a blender, until you have a smooth sauce.
Mix together the coconut cream and curry powder, and rub onto the chicken. Leave to marinate for 1 hour or overnight.
For the salad, combine the sugar and the vinegar and pour over the cucumber, carrot and beansprouts. Arrange in a bowl with the lettuce, coriander and chilli.
Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Heat an ovenproof griddle pan until smoking. Add the chicken skin-side down until slightly charred. Flip and put into the oven for 15-20 mins, until cooked through. Serve sliced with the salad and sauce.