Thai Inspired Grilled Chicken [Recipe]

Grilled Chicken Satay recipe. Because [I'm not vegan] I'm sharing a recipe that's all about balance - after the fresh fruit and veggies of the summer some times you may just want grilled meat. And that's okay. I am sharing a chicken recipe today so get your grilled fired up. This grilled chicken goes well with summer salads and red wine. It will leave you Satay-sfied!

                               ||Photo credit DaMo's Photographs

                             ||Photo credit DaMo's Photographs

Grilled Chicken Satay

Ingredients:

8 pieces Chicken Thighs/Drums/Legs/Breasts
½ cup Coconut Oil (melted)
¼ cup Peanut Butter (melted)
½ cup Yogurt (I like Jerseyland)
1 Lemon (zest & juice)
1 Lime (zest & juice)
¼ cup Soy Sauce (or Tamari)
2 tsp. Sesame Oil
2 Tbsp. Curry Powder
2 tsp. Ground Coriander
1 tsp. Ground Cumin
1Tbsp. Sriracha
1 Tbsp. Salt

Directions:

In a sauce pot, on low heat, warm coconut oil and peanut butter until liquid. Do not boil or over heat.

In a large mixing bowl, pour in oil/peanut butter mixture and mix all other ingredients. Stir together until combined.

Taste and adjust to personal preference. (If you like spicier, add more Sriracha)

Add chicken and mix until it is evenly coated. Cover and leave in fridge for 24 hrs.

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When ready to cook the chicken, remove from marinade (don’t scrape off excess) and place on baking sheet or plate and allow them to warm up to room temperature for 1.5 hours. Turn on your grill to high and allow it time to heat up. Make sure your grill is very well cleaned. Just before putting the chicken on the grill, turn flame down to medium-high and wipe the grill surface with some grape seed oil.

Place chicken skin side down on the grill and close the lid. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip chicken over (the skin may stick slightly, give it a little scrape, but don’t be aggressive and don’t tear it. Patience and love are the keys to cooking). Close the lid and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. You can cook at a lower temperature to have more control and reduce the risk of the marinade burning. Just extend the cook times.

Remove your chicken from the grill and serve with a side salad or veggie kebabs - going camping? Here's some ideas for clean eating while camping.

Enjoy!