Chicken skewers with sweet chili and peanut dipping sauce

Lately I’m cooking a lot of Asian influenced food. The fridge contains fish sauce, oyster sauce, different soya sauces and chili. I have fresh cilantro on the kitchen counter and yesterday I even planted some cilantro seeds as my consumtion is so high. These little skewers and dipping sauce was one of the dishes that I cooked for an Asian dinner some weeks before Christmas. The recipe is from Olive; it’s easy, delicious and I’ve modified it a bit.

    Chicken skewers with sweet chili and peanut dipping sauce

    2 garlic cloves
    2 tsp fish sauce
    2 tsp honey
    3 spring onions, chopped
    2 tsp vegetable oil
    4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes

    Dipping sauce:
    150 ml rice vinegar
    100 gram caster sugar
    2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
    1 red chili, finely chopped
    1 tbsp roasted peanuts, very finely chopped

    Soak as many wooden skewers as you have chicken breat cubes (around 15) in water. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a food processor. Pour the marinade into a bowl and add the chicken breast cubes. Chill for at least 1 hour.

    Heat rice vinegar and sugar in a small sauce pan. Let simmer for around 5 minutes until it thickens a bit. Cool and add the remaining ingredients.

    Skewer the chicken and cook it on a grill or frying pan until brown. Serve with the dipping sauce. I always divide dipping sauce in individual small bowls, one for each guest.

12 Responses to “Chicken skewers with sweet chili and peanut dipping sauce”

  1. Scott at Realepicurean
    January 18th, 2009 23:48

    My local Chinese restaurant does skewers with peanut sauce; they’re delicious. Sure yours are, too!

  2. Rosa
    January 19th, 2009 07:11

    That looks mighty tasty and delicious!



  3. Anne
    January 19th, 2009 09:34

    Oh, there it is! This was one of the tastiest dipping sauces ever, I can’t wait to make it myself :)

  4. LillaMyzan
    January 19th, 2009 21:56

    Ooo… this was amazing. The dipping sauce was like a piece of heaven. Mmmm.. so yummy.

  5. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer
    January 19th, 2009 23:23

    This really looks great and will be wonderful for super bowl Sunday!!

  6. pam
    January 20th, 2009 02:30

    This sounds so good and easy!

  7. Courtney aka glamah
    January 29th, 2009 05:51

    I’m on the same track. Asain food just has amazing flavors that isnt to complicated to put together. This would be perfect for entertaining or a casual evening.

  8. Jamie
    February 10th, 2009 13:13

    Wow I love this kind of food, and this recipe looks easy enough to do! Yum!

  9. Køkkener
    March 3rd, 2009 10:48

    nice post, thanks for sharing!

  10. chicken
    September 9th, 2009 14:26

    There are few better places to eat than Roosters Piri Piri

  11. catherine
    February 23rd, 2010 01:03

    Looks absolutely fantastic

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