These delicious Thai Chicken Kebabs are the perfect BBQ dinner recipe. They're served with a spicy satay sauce that can be made with either peanut butter or (for a paleo-friendly recipe) with almond butter. They're an easy and healthy summer recipe.

These delicious Thai Chicken Kebabs are the perfect BBQ dinner recipe. They're served with a spicy satay sauce that can be made with either peanut butter or (for a paleo-friendly recipe) with almond butter and a cucumber salad to cool the heat. They're an easy and healthy summer recipe. | theendlessmeal.com

Thai chicken kebabs make me feel like summer has arrived!

And … it almost has. I spent yesterday laying on the beach with my handsome man soaking up some much-needed sunshine. Today I keep getting distracted by the wicked new color of my skin. Seriously guys, having a tan makes me so happy.

Do you know what else makes me happy? Dipping some tasty Thai chicken kebabs into spicy satay sauce. Maybe this sounds cheesy but I've always loved food that has to be dipped. No matter what it is, that little plunge into something saucy just makes my day.

♥♥♥ dip. dip. dip. ♥♥♥

The chicken is marinated in some simple but flavorful Thai spices before it's popped on the BBQ and covered in tasty grill marks.

The satay sauce can be made two ways:

  1. Paleo: using almond butter
  2. Not paleo: using peanut butter

Then there's the cool cucumber salad. It's so simple that I was hesitant to share the recipe with you. Can I even call it a recipe when it only has five ingredients, including salt and pepper? Even though it's super basic I absolutely love it with the spicy Thai chicken kebabs. It's just a bonus that it can be made in less time than it takes the chicken to cook.

The other big bonus: this whole dinner comes together in 30 minutes flat!

These delicious Thai Chicken Kebabs are the perfect BBQ dinner recipe. They're served with a spicy satay sauce that can be made with either peanut butter or (for a paleo-friendly recipe) with almond butter and a cucumber salad to cool the heat. They're an easy and healthy summer recipe. | theendlessmeal.com

Seriously, you can start this dinner and be sitting down to eat a half hour later. That's faster than it takes for a pizza to arrive. And healthier. And 1.987 million times tastier. IMO.

{In case you're totally behind the times like I was a couple of weeks ago, IMO means In My Opinion. I actually had to Google it to find out. I need to get out more often.}

These delicious Thai Chicken Kebabs are the perfect BBQ dinner recipe. They're served with a spicy satay sauce that can be made with either peanut butter or (for a paleo-friendly recipe) with almond butter and a cucumber salad to cool the heat. They're an easy and healthy summer recipe. | theendlessmeal.com

See that cucumber salad in the background photobombing the Thai chicken kebabs? I've been making that salad since I was about eight years old. No lie. My mom taught me how to make it and for years it would be my contribution to BBQs and picnics. Then, after too many childhood cucumber salads, it fell off my radar and was completely forgotten about until a month ago.

I knew I wanted to share this Thai chicken recipe with you, but I wanted to make it a meal. I don't know why or how this long forgotten cucumber salad recipe came screaming back into my brain, but it did. And it works! The truth is, I've been making this with so many meals again cause it's super stinkin' easy make, it's so tasty and it goes with just about everything. Hope you love it too!

PS. If you're looking for more chicken recipes, make sure to check out the Meat and Chicken category.

These delicious Thai Chicken Kebabs are the perfect BBQ dinner recipe. They're served with a spicy satay sauce that can be made with either peanut butter or (for a paleo-friendly recipe) with almond butter and a cucumber salad to cool the heat. They're an easy and healthy summer recipe. | theendlessmeal.com

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Thai Chicken with Spicy Satay Sauce and Cool Cucumber Salad

Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Cool Cucumbers

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

These delicious Thai Chicken Kebabs are the perfect BBQ dinner recipe. They're served with a spicy satay sauce that can be made with either peanut butter or (for a paleo-friendly recipe) with almond butter. They're an easy and healthy summer recipe.


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Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free, if needed. coco aminos, for paleo)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1″ piece ginger, grated on a Microplane or very finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic, grated on a Microplane or very finely minced

For the satay sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 1″ piece ginger, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or coconut aminos for paleo)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (almond butter for paleo)

For the cucumber salad:

  • 1 English cucumber, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced very thin, preferably with a mandolin
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip. homemade mayo, for paleo)
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

For the chicken:

  1. Place 8 wooden skewers in water for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Cut the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces. Mix the remaining ingredients for the chicken together in a medium-sized bowl then add the chicken and stir. Let the chicken marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is marinating, oil and preheat the grill to high. After 15 minutes, take the chicken pieces out of the marinade and thread them onto the soaked skewers. Grill the chicken for 5 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.

For the satay sauce:

  1. Start the satay sauce while the chicken is marinating. Melt the coconut oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, or until it is soft and translucent. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  2. Add the coconut milk. soy sauce, lime juice, and peanut or almond butter. Let the sauce cook for 1 minute, or until it has thickened. If it thickens too much add a splash of water.

For the cool cucumber salad:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl toss together the cucumber slices, red onion, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.

To serve:

  1. Serve the chicken on a platter with the satay sauce and cucumber salad on the side and let everyone dig in!