Super Simple Satay Chicken

Jam-packed with flavour without the additives from pre-packaged sauces!

This simple satay chicken beats any supermarket jar sauce or freeze-dried chemical concoction out there!

I used to be a sucker for those little jars and sauce sachets that are ALWAYS on special and promise tasty results in little to no time. We used to live off the typical SAD (Standard Australian Diet) dinner of meat + 3 veg + a pasta side. That was my idea of a ‘healthy’ balanced diet, jeepers how times have changed!

Make your own home made satay chicken sauce in less time…

Since evolving to a clean whole food diet I have not used a single packet, jar or bottle of sauce in my own kitchen for years. Whats more is I honestly don’t think that i spend any more time in the kitchen than before.

Now instead of slicing open a freeze-dried sachet or cracking open a sauce jar, I throw in a few tablespoons of peanut butter, tahini and a few spices to make this tasty satay chicken. It doesn’t take even 1 minute longer to prepare this recipe, even less if your kitchen is clean, organised and user-friendly!

NOTE: One minor change I would make to this, is if you want your red onion to stay semi-crisp and looking fresh, add that into your pan last instead. Otherwise you’ll get the washed out purple colour you see in the photo here… It made no difference to the flavours though 🙂

Spice up your life!

Turmeric is a-ma-zing. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory superfood super spice that is proving incredibly beneficial for a range of conditions, most notably cancer, depression, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Curcumin is the active pharmacological component of Turmeric and gives it the bright yellow/orange pigment. Several studies show that curcumin’s anti-inflammatory effects are comparable to potent drugs including hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone. Unlike the drugs that come with significant toxic ‘side’ effects like ulcers and intestinal bleeding, curcumin does not produce any toxicity making it a far safer but still effective remedy.

Not only does curcumin not produce any toxicity, it is also a known antioxidant, meaning it is able to neutralise nasty free radicals throughout the body.

Nutrition Tip: Turmeric becomes more bio-available when served with black pepper or an oil/fat of some kind.

Serve Satay Chicken with Turmeric Rice

These days whenever we cook brown rice, I add turmeric. It gives it a gorgeous golden colour and a nutrient boost, without being too overpowering in flavour. Just add a teaspoon of powdered turmeric to your rice while it is cooking as normal.

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Satay Chicken Recipe

Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsCategory, , ,

Ingredients:

 2 Chicken breasts (or 4 tenderloins), diced
 1 Large red onion
 2 Cloves garlic
 ½ cup shredded coconut
 1 tbsp Coconut oil
 2 tsp Ground cumin
 1 tsp Ground coriander
 3 tbsp 100% pure peanut butter (I like crunchy)
 1 ½ cups High-quality chicken or vegetable stock
 12 cups Frozen peas & corn

Instructions:

1

Heat coconut oil, onion, garlic and cumin in a large frypan/wok

2

Add chicken and cook thoroughly (until browned)

3

Add coconut, stock and peanut butter and stir through until combined and sauce starts to thicken

4

Add frozen peas/corn last and allow to defrost before serving. Vegetables retain more of their nutrients when left a little crunchy, so I don’t leave them over the heat for long.

Serve alone or over brown rice (with turmeric!). Enjoy!

Ingredients

 2 Chicken breasts (or 4 tenderloins), diced
 1 Large red onion
 2 Cloves garlic
 ½ cup shredded coconut
 1 tbsp Coconut oil
 2 tsp Ground cumin
 1 tsp Ground coriander
 3 tbsp 100% pure peanut butter (I like crunchy)
 1 ½ cups High-quality chicken or vegetable stock
 12 cups Frozen peas & corn

Directions

1

Heat coconut oil, onion, garlic and cumin in a large frypan/wok

2

Add chicken and cook thoroughly (until browned)

3

Add coconut, stock and peanut butter and stir through until combined and sauce starts to thicken

4

Add frozen peas/corn last and allow to defrost before serving. Vegetables retain more of their nutrients when left a little crunchy, so I don’t leave them over the heat for long.

Serve alone or over brown rice (with turmeric!). Enjoy!

Simple Satay Chicken
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