July 28, 2014

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Pistachio Chicken Satay

We have twisted up the traditional chicken satay to use our pistachio paste and nuts in place of the usual peanuts.  This recipe is quite mild, so do use more chilli if required to suit your taste buds.  If you do not have Thai fish sauce then leave it out and add a little more soy sauce. 

Ingedients (serves 2)
For the sauce and marinade
½ red chilli – deseeded
2 cloves garlic – peeled
1 tbs Why Nut Pistachios 1 tbs WhyNut Pistachio Paste
1 Lime – Juice
2 tbs soy sauce or tamari
1 tbs Thai fish sauce
1 tbs honey
150ml coconut milk
2 chicken breasts  - cut into 2cm cubes
4 bamboo skewers
For the Salad (optional)
½ Lime – Juice
½ tsp fish or soy sauce
Glug of olive oil
½ red pepper – cut into thin strips
Wedge white cabbage – shredded
½ cucumber – cut into thin strips
5 or 6 coriander stalks
½ red chilli – deseeded and thinly sliced
1 tbs WhyNut Pistachios
Preparation
  • Place all the ingredients for the marinade apart from the coconut milk into a blender or chopper and whizz until you have a thick paste.  
  • Mix half of the paste into the chicken pieces and stir well so they are coated. 
  • Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for a few hours.
  • To make the satay sauce put the rest of the paste into a small pan with the coconut milk. 
  • Gently simmer until you have a thick sauce.   
  • Remove from the heat and set to one side.
  • Thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers, then fry, griddle, grill or BBQ for about  5 minutes on each side until slightly charred and cooked through.
  • Serve immediately with the satay sauce and salad (below)
  • Put the lime juice, fish sauce and olive oil into a bowl and mix.  Add the other ingredients, toss in the dressing then top with the WhyNut Pistachios.
Recipe, photography and styling by Helen Best-Shaw (www.fussfreeflavours.com) for WhyNut

15 Comments

nazima
nazima

April 14, 2015

this looks gorgeous – love satay. gorgeous picture

Joanne T Ferguson
Joanne T Ferguson

April 13, 2015

I love this recipe and your photo makes me want to try! I have added this to my list to do!

Choclette
Choclette

April 11, 2015

I do like satay sauce and I adore pistachios, so I’m trying to imagine what this must be like. Sounds like I need to get hold of some pistachio paste.

Linda @ With A Blast
Linda @ With A Blast

April 09, 2015

What an amazing dish ! Love all the ingredients and would probably double the Pistachio !

Helen
Helen

April 09, 2015

I hate peanuts so this sounds like a brilliant alternative! I’ll have to try it out with some tofu or something else veggie instead of the chicken :-)

peter @Feed Your Soul Too
peter @Feed Your Soul Too

April 09, 2015

The marinade sounds delicious and the grill marks look perfect.

Janette@CulinaryGinger
Janette@CulinaryGinger

April 09, 2015

I love satay. I’m loving the use of pistachios, I have to try that and that chicken looks perfectly grilled.

Munchies and Munchkins
Munchies and Munchkins

April 09, 2015

Wouldn’t have thought of using pistachio in a satay sauce but I love them and also satay! I have a bag of pistachios calling to me in the pantry now….

Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

August 01, 2014

I really prefer pistachios and cashews to peanuts so I totally love the idea of a pistachio satay. Fantastic recipe.

nazima
nazima

July 31, 2014

lovely idea ! really clever. Love pistachios so a nice idea to try this instead of peanut

Kate @ Veggie Desserts
Kate @ Veggie Desserts

July 31, 2014

Woah, I LOVE the thought of pistachio satay instead of peanut. And that picture is stunning! Beautiful recipe.

Camilla @FabFood4All
Camilla @FabFood4All

July 31, 2014

Ooh these sound utterly delicious and a great idea – love the photo too:-)

Gary
Gary

July 31, 2014

I love satay LOADS. Can never have enough satay recipes! Pistachios must be an interesting twist.

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

July 30, 2014

I love satay and definitely not something I make often enough.

Jan Bennett @GlugofOil
Jan Bennett @GlugofOil

July 30, 2014

Lovely recipe and great photography. A great use of pistachio paste!

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