Dinner, Meat, Outdoor Cooking

Grilled Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 3h 10 mins
  • Total time: 3h 30 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Grilled Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Peanuts, Fish, Soy, Sesame


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 125ml canned coconut milk
  • 60ml reduced salt soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes (optional)

For the peanut sauce

  • 125g creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled, grated
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2-4 tbsp water

For garnish (optional)

  • Chopped coriander
  • Chopped peanuts

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, and chilli crisp oil or crushed red pepper. Place marinade and chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Massage outside of bag to work marinade over all parts of chicken, then place bag in the refrigerator for 3 to 8 hours. When marinating is complete, remove chicken from bag and thread onto skewers

  • Step 2

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the lid

  • Step 3

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close the smoke box lid

  • Step 4

    Turn dial to GRILL, set the temperature to MED and set time to 20 minutes. Press WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Press START/STOP to begin preheating (IGN and preheating will take approx. 8-10 minutes)

  • Step 5

    When unit beeps to signify it has preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open lid and add the skewers to the grill. Close lid to begin cooking. Flip skewers every 6 minutes until cooking complete

  • Step 6

    While chicken is cooking, prepare peanut sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk together all peanut sauce ingredients, except water. Then slowly whisk in water until smooth

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, open lid and remove chicken from grill. Garnish skewers with chopped coriander and peanuts and serve with peanut sauce