Recipe: Sateh Ajam - Broiled Chicken

by Habeeb Salloum, Dec 14, 2003 | Destinations: Indonesia / Jakarta

Serves about 8

2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
5 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon chilli powder
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup coconut milk

Place chicken strips in a bowl, then set aside.

Place garlic, peanut oil, lemon juice, fish sauce and chilli powder in a blender, then blend for a minute. Pour mixture over chicken and marinate for a few hours.

In the meantime, to make the dipping sauce, heat vegetable oil in a saucepan, then fry onion over medium heat for 10 minutes, then stir in remaining ingredients, except coconut milk, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Stir in coconut milk, then simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Place chicken strips on skewers, then broil for about 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Serve hot with dipping sauce.

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