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Teriyaki Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce are the perfect easy dinner and also a fun appetizer.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Indonesian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 435kcal


  • Metal or Wooden Skewers


  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless

Teriyaki Marinade:

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Spicy Peanut Sauce:

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ Tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon Asian chili sauce (more to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoons cilantro leaves


  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro chopped and leaves


Teriyaki Marinade:

  • Combine all marinade ingredients, except sesame seeds, in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 2 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely. Whisk in sesame seeds.
    If not using immediately store in a glass container in the refrigerator.

Making Skewers:

  • Cut chicken into large cubes, about 1.5 to 2 inches in size.
  • In a shallow dish, or resealable bag, add chicken cubes and all except 3 tablespoons of the teriyaki marinade (this reserved marinade will be for basting during grilling time).
    Be sure to coat well, and marinate for 2-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  • If using wooden skewers soak them for 30-60 minutes and pat dry. If using metal skewers spray with non-stick cooking spray or brush with oil to prevent sticking.
  • Remove from refrigerator and thread onto the skewers. This step can also be done ahead of time and the chicken can marinate on the skewers.

Making the Peanut Sauce:

  • Add all the peanut sauce ingredients to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Process on high until completely blended and smooth. Let sauce sit at room temperature for about 30-minutes before serving in order to let the flavors meld together. If not serving immediately store in a sealed container for up to 1 week. (Makes 1 cup of sauce)

Cooking the Skewers and Serving:

  • Heat an outdoor grill to medium, or a prepare a stove top grill pan, by coating with non-stick spray and heating over medium.
  • Grill skewers for 4-5 minutes per side, basting occasionally on both sides
  • Serve on a platter with peanut sauce and garnish with additional cilantro


If you want to make a bigger batch, you can hover over the number of servings, and a slider will appear.  Slide until it shows the amount of servings you want, and it will then automatically calculate the ingredient amounts for you.


Serving: 6ounces | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1676mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg