Satay à la française


Satay à la française

French-inspired Satay with a Twist

In the context of French cuisine, this recipe takes the traditional Indonesian satay and gives it a delightful French twist. The succulent skewered meat, paired with a rich and flavorful sauce, will transport you to the streets of Paris. Get ready to indulge in this fusion of flavors!

Jan Dec

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if heavy cream is substituted with a non-dairy alternative)

Mustard, Dairy (if not using a non-dairy alternative for heavy cream)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Indonesian satay is typically marinated in a blend of spices and served with peanut sauce, this French-inspired version incorporates French herbs and a creamy mustard sauce. The cooking method remains the same, with the meat grilled to perfection on skewers. We alse have the original recipe for Satay, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat: 15g (5g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (8g sugars)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, dried oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken strips to the bowl and toss until they are well coated with the herb mixture. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. 3.
    In the meantime, prepare the mustard sauce. In a small saucepan, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, white wine vinegar, and heavy cream. Cook over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly. Set aside.
  4. 4.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  5. 5.
    Thread the marinated chicken strips onto the soaked skewers.
  6. 6.
    Grill the skewers for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.
  7. 7.
    Serve the grilled chicken skewers with the creamy mustard sauce on the side.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breast — Ensure the chicken breast is thinly sliced to ensure even cooking on the grill.
  • Dijon mustard — Use a good quality Dijon mustard for the best flavor.
  • Heavy cream — If you prefer a lighter sauce, you can substitute the heavy cream with Greek yogurt or coconut cream.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soaking the skewers in water prevents them from burning on the grill.
  • Baste the chicken skewers with the mustard sauce while grilling for extra flavor.
  • Serve the satay with a side of French fries or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.

Serving advice

Serve the French-inspired satay as a main course, accompanied by a generous portion of the creamy mustard sauce. Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, for an added touch of elegance.

Presentation advice

Arrange the grilled chicken skewers on a platter, drizzle the mustard sauce over them, and sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs. Serve with a side of French fries or a green salad for a visually appealing and delicious presentation.