Chicken Satay Marinade

Easy Chicken Satay Marinade

Hey!!!  I don’t have too much time to chat because its been a busy week but I wanted to stop in and share one of my favorite go-to marinades for summer grilling season.  You know that delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chicken or beef you get at Thai restaurants with the awesome peanut dipping sauce?  Well this is it!!  This recipe is from my dad and I made sure I wrote it down when I started cooking on my own.  I’m actually surprised I haven’t shared it with you yet, I searched the blog convinced that I must have but lo and behold! I’ve been holding out on you!

Easy Chicken Satay Marinade

Simply marinate the chicken (or beef) in the marinade for a few hours or overnight and then grill it up and you’ve got yourself some OH SO TASTY chicken.  Its so good you don’t even need the peanut sauce but obviously everything is always better with a little peanut sauce.

Easy Chicken Satay Marinade

The best part about this marinade?  I almost always have the ingredients on-hand.  All you need is fish sauce, brown sugar, oil, curry powder & lemon juice.  Easy peasy!  I was actually out of lemons when I made this last so I used a little powdered lemon with water and a splash of rice vinegar to replace it and it was still awesome.

Easy Chicken Satay Marinade

You can use chicken breast or thighs but I find that thighs are much better for grilling, they stay really moist and have a great flavor.

Hope this becomes a regular in your house too! Enjoy!



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Chicken Satay Marinade


  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


1. Whisk all of the ingredients together until combined well.
2. Pour into a sealed plastic bag with chicken breasts, thighs or beef.
3. Marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
4. Grill until cooked through.

One Response to Chicken Satay Marinade

  1. kathysteger says:

    Loving this! Can’t wait to try

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