Thai-style Grilled Chicken Skewers


Thai-style Grilled Chicken Skewers

Tantalizing Thai Chicken Satay

Transport your taste buds to the vibrant flavors of Thailand with these Thai-style grilled chicken skewers. Marinated in a fragrant blend of Thai spices and served with a creamy peanut sauce, this dish combines the smoky char of Greek souvlaki with the bold and aromatic elements of Thai cuisine.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

1 hour 25 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Paleo-friendly

Peanuts, Soy

Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Soy-free, Egg-free


While the original Greek souvlaki is typically seasoned with Mediterranean herbs and spices, this Thai adaptation infuses the chicken with the vibrant flavors of lemongrass, ginger, and chili. Additionally, the traditional tzatziki sauce is replaced with a rich and nutty peanut sauce, adding a Thai twist to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Souvlaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 4g)
  • Carbohydrates: 9g (Sugar: 5g)
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the lemongrass, garlic, ginger, red chilies, soy sauce, fish sauce, vegetable oil, brown sugar, and lime juice. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken strips to the marinade and toss until well coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld.
  3. 3.
    In the meantime, prepare the peanut sauce by combining the coconut milk and peanut butter in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce is smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  4. 4.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  5. 5.
    Thread the marinated chicken strips onto the soaked bamboo skewers.
  6. 6.
    Grill the skewers for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Thai-style grilled chicken skewers with the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Lemongrass — Remove the tough outer layers before finely chopping the tender inner part for a more delicate flavor.
  • Red chilies — Adjust the amount of chilies according to your spice preference. For milder skewers, remove the seeds and membranes.
  • Peanut butter — Opt for natural peanut butter without added sugars or oils for a healthier and more authentic taste.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soaking the bamboo skewers in water prevents them from burning on the grill.
  • For an extra burst of flavor, brush the skewers with the marinade while grilling.
  • Serve the Thai-style grilled chicken skewers with a refreshing cucumber salad and steamed jasmine rice for a complete Thai meal.

Serving advice

Arrange the grilled chicken skewers on a platter and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and chopped peanuts for added texture and visual appeal.

Presentation advice

For an eye-catching presentation, serve the Thai-style grilled chicken skewers on a bed of banana leaves or alongside a vibrant assortment of Thai herbs and vegetables.