Arab-style Satay


Arab-style Satay

Middle Eastern Satay Delight

In the context of Arab cuisine, this Arab-style Satay is a tantalizing dish that combines the flavors of the Middle East with the beloved concept of satay. Succulent marinated meat is skewered and grilled to perfection, resulting in a dish that is both aromatic and full of flavor.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Halal, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if dairy-free yogurt is used), Low-carb, High-protein

Dairy (if dairy-based yogurt is used)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Indonesian satay is known for its sweet and spicy flavors, Arab-style Satay incorporates the distinct Middle Eastern flavors of aromatic spices, herbs, and tangy yogurt-based marinades. The grilling technique remains the same, but the seasonings and ingredients are adapted to suit the Arab cuisine. We alse have the original recipe for Satay, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 5g, 3g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, ground turmeric, salt, and pepper. Mix well to form a marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken strips to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated chicken strips onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  5. 5.
    Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breast — Ensure the chicken breast is thinly sliced to ensure even cooking and tenderness.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soaking the wooden skewers in water prevents them from burning during grilling.
  • For added flavor, brush the skewers with a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and spices while grilling.
  • Serve the Arab-style Satay with a side of aromatic rice or flatbread for a complete Middle Eastern meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Arab-style Satay hot, garnished with fresh herbs such as parsley or mint. Accompany it with a squeeze of lemon juice for an extra burst of flavor.

Presentation advice

Arrange the skewers on a platter, drizzle with a yogurt-based sauce, and sprinkle with chopped herbs for an appealing presentation.