Try this Indonesian recipe for Satay Ayam

Start the New Year with a cultural experience! This simple, delicious recipe is from my children’s cookbook, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia (Mitchell Lane Publishing).

This recipe for Satay Ayam requires the use of skewers.

Satay Ajam can be served with rice and peanut sauce, another recipe found in the book. The book, written for students in grades 4-8 (many adults have purchased it!), contains 10 easy recipes –many vegetarian– and 10 crafts, all reflecting the beautiful culture of Indonesia. Here my friend Desmond helps make the dish. Enjoy!

Satay Ajam

(Meat Satay)

This recipe is delicious served with thinly sliced meat, such as chicken, roast beef, or ham. Yield: 6-8.

½ lb skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into thin strips

½ c. coconut milk

½ c apple cider vinegar

2 T. sugar

2 T. dried crushed red pepper to taste (this is really hot!)

1 onion, finely chopped

Equipment: large shallow dish, med size bowl, 12 6- to 12-in metal skewers, baking sheet.

Note : If using wooden skewers, soak skewers in water for 30 minutes.

Step 1: Assemble the ingredients.
  1. Place strips of meat in large shallow dish.
  2. Mix coconut milk, vinegar, sugar, and onion in bowl. Add meat strips and coat. Refrigerator 1 hour, mixing frequently.
  3. Set oven rack about 6 inches under broiler; preheat to high.

    Cover the skewered parts with the spicy sauce.
  4. Thread chicken on skewers. Place skewers side by side on baking sheet; broil 3 minutes until lightly browned. Turn strips over and broil other side until cooked through and browned about 3 minutes.

Place skewers on large platter and serve with individual dishes of peanut dipping sauce.

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16 thoughts on “Try this Indonesian recipe for Satay Ayam

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  1. Hello, I am Reinhart. I just want to tell you that the recipe is very good, but I think that you just need to put some more cool introducing word at the first sentence.
    May this sentence help you
    Thanks For The Recipe
    God Bless You

    1. Reinhart: Thanks for your comment! Could you give me some suggestions about a cool word to use here? I like listening to what students think. Do you mean something like

      I’ll wait to hear from you!

      1. Maybe you can just give a video about how did you make the satay, so it can be cooler and nicer or people can be easier to make it :D.

      2. Reinhart: That is a good idea about making a video about the Satay. We have a kitchen for students to use in the school where I work. I will check with the teacher for the kitchen to see if we could video tape the recipe. What other recipe do you think we should videotape? I hope you will keep reading my blog and leave more comments. Take care,

    1. Revlin: Hi! Thanks for your comment! I loved the Satay Ayam when we made it in my kitchen. The boy in the photo attends my church. He liked the food spicy! What is your favorite food?

      1. Revlin: Ooooh! You like spicy food! Then you might like to add more red pepper flakes to your satay. We tried adding them but we could not eat it because it was too hot. What other food do you like from Indonesia? I might write another recipe book.

  2. hello, my name is William, Thank you for the recipe of the satay and it is very helping me making satay. i would like to suggest you, to make stories about video games because i like to play video games.

    1. William: Thanks for writing to me! I love to hear from students! I’m glad you liked my recipe from my book, Craft and Recipe Guide to Indonesia. Did you know Miss Mandy’s photo is in the back of the book, along with mine? You might want to ask her about it. She’s famous!
      I’ve never written about video games. What is your favorite video game? Students at the middle school where I work love to play them too. I hope you will keep reading my blog and leave more comments. Have a great day!

  3. Hello, my name is Fayed. I would like to give comment to give score about this recipe because when I read this recipe, I think it’s fabulous! When I was a kid, I always wanted satay very much until now. Because of the recipe that you post, now I can make my own by looking at this article. Thank you and this recipe will help me a lot!!! 🙂

    1. Fayed: Thanks for writing to me! I love to hear from students! I’m glad you liked my book on making crafts and recipes from Indonesia. I hope you will try this recipe and that it tastes good! There are more recipes on my blog from the book. Search ‘recipe’ and you will find them. I hope you will keep reading my blog and leave more comments. Enjoy!

  4. and you are a good author and someday i will try to write some nonfiction book on different countries and other people

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