Friday, May 23, 2014

Chicken Satay

I am so excited to share this recipe! I have been recording past episodes of the Nate Berkus Show and I was so happy to find Jamie Oliver and one of his healthy chicken recipes. So I had to try it immediately and guess what? It was awesome! The ingredients are fresh and healthy, which I love! You probably know that I adapted the recipe with ingredients I had on hand. I also grilled my chicken instead of using the broiler. So get your food processor out of storage and try our new family favorite!
Satay:
1/2 - 3/4 bunch of cilantro, even the stalks
1 red chili pepper or 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes
1/2 clove garlic
1/4 cup peanut butter, (homemade peanut butter is my favorite)
Soy sauce to taste
1 inch piece of fresh ginger root, peel and slice
1 small shallot or 1/2 medium red onion
1 lime, zest first then squeeze the juice into the mixture
Place all of these ingredients into the food processor and mix until they resemble a paste-like texture. Take about 1/2 of the sauce from the food processor and save to serve with the meal. The rest will be used to spread on the chicken.


Chicken:
8 chicken breast tenderloins or cut 4 chicken breasts into pieces, I use my hands and coat each chicken piece with the satay sauce and place them on the grill. I turn them several times but for the small pieces it only takes about 10-12 minutes.


Boil noodles according to package (I use organic lo mein noodles but you can use any pasta or rice). I rinse mine and toss with about a teaspoon of sesame oil. I serve mine chilled rather than hot.

Place 1 T honey in a small skillet and add 3/4 c unsalted raw cashews. Turn heat on low-medium and stir cashews and honey until the cashews are light brown in color. Remove from heat and let cool.


Garnishes:
Romaine lettuce leaves
Fresh lime, cut into slices
Satay sauce
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro, rough chopped
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Honey roasted cashews
garnishes
Can serve it with lettuce on the side
I serve my chicken satay in romaine lettuce leaves. I start with some satay sauce, noodles, soy sauce, cilantro, chicken and squeeze some fresh lime juice over the top. Then I add the roasted cashews. 
If you want to try something new and healthy, this is perfect!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi


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