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homemade cucumber satay on a plate with peanut sauce by it

Chicken Satay and Cucumber Salad - Indonesian Inspired Meal

Homemade chicken satay and cucumber salad with dipping sauce. A tasty Indonesian inspired meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people


Ingredients needed to make Chicken Satay

  • Chicken breasts (1 pound)
  • Chicken satay boxed seasoning mix (plus any ingredients listed on the box)
  • Wooden skewers

Ingredients needed to make Cucumber Salad

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 small red onion
  • cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  •  1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
  • pepper to taste 

Ingredients needed to make a Peanut dipping sauce

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • chili pepper flakes
  • small (tiny!) amount of chili oil


How to make Chicken Satay

  • Start by cutting your chicken breasts into strips that are thick enough to be on wooden skewers. Once they are cut, set aside.
  • Mix together the chicken satay package ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Take your cut up pieces of chicken and add them onto the skewers. Once added, dip and cover them with the mixed up satay mixture.
  • Once they are covered, place them on a hot griddle or pan and cook until they are completely done. 
  • Always ensure that the chicken is cooked all the way through before removing from the pan.

How to make Cucumber Salad

  • Begin by washing off the cucumbers. Then remove the outer skin and dice up the insides into small, square bite-sized pieces. Set aside. 
  • Dice up your red onion and cilantro. Add in your cut up cucumber bites. Mix together in a bowl.
  • Next, add in your white wine vinegar, chili pepper flakes, sugar, and pepper. Stir.

How to make a Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • Take your 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (chunky or smooth) and mix in a very small amount of chili oil and pepper flakes. THIS IS GOING TO BE HOT. If you don't want it to be hot, omit and add a small amount of coconut oil instead. (You're just needed to add a liquid base that is going to make the peanut dipping sauce just a little less thick than it already is.)