Quick Chicken Satay - A Healthy, Family-Friendly Meal

  Everyone loves chicken, and this recipe gives new life to the family friendly staple. On busy week nights this fast-fix, simple version of a traditional Thai dish will satisfy even the most hard to please eaters in your family. From start to finish this...

 

Everyone loves chicken, and this recipe gives new life to the family friendly staple. On busy week nights this fast-fix, simple version of a traditional Thai dish will satisfy even the most hard to please eaters in your family. From start to finish this takes about 30-45 minutes to prepare (depending on when you prepare your marinade), using ingredients that you will most likely already have in your pantry or refrigerator. This is my family's favorite, and I hope yours will enjoy it as well! Serves 4 adults

Quick Chicken Satay

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces

2 tablespoons unsalted peanuts, minced

2 tablespoons green onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup low sodium teriyaki marinade

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

wooden skewers

 

Directions:

Prepare your marinade by mixing together peanuts, garlic, green onion, teriyaki marinade, lime juice, and red pepper flakes. (I grind my red pepper flakes to a powder but this is optional.) Add the chicken breast pieces to the mixture and allow them to marinate for at least 15-20 minutes, tossing chicken once about halfway through marinating time. (You can also prepare your marinade and cut up your chicken the night before to speed up the dinner preparation process. Simply add the chicken to the marinade when you are ready to continue your dinner preparation.)

Set your oven to broil. While your chicken is marinating, prepare your side dish of choice. I serve instant brown rice (steamed in the microwave), stir fried in coconut oil with broccoli florets, snap peas, and broccoli slaw. I find the stir-fry vegetables pre-packaged in the produce section of my local grocery store. You can use any vegetables your family enjoys. Toss the rice and vegetable mixture in a couple of tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce.

Next, line a baking sheet in aluminum foil. Place the chicken pieces on skewers, leaving a small space between each piece. Line the skewers on the baking sheet and broil for 8 minutes. Serve on top of rice and vegetables, or with your side of choice.

Your family will request this meal once a week, and you will feel great about serving a healthy dinner with very little prep time!

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