Trader Joe’s Easy Chicken Satay Recipe

Trader Joe's Chicken satay
Trader Joe’s Chicken satay

When I want to make a quick and easy dinner, no matter the time of the year (I grill all year long here), I turn to something like Chicken Satay because I know my kids will eat a ton of it no matter what. It’s easy and if you serve it with some sautéed vegetables and rice, it make a complete meal that they will all love.

This is one of those recipes that you can make with 100% Trader Joe’s ingredients (minus the bamboo skewers which you can get on Amazon). I highly recommend grilling it but if you can’t, you can broiled the skewers in your oven. They quick exceptionally quickly which is why I like to make them. The hardest part of this whole thing is probably the peanut sauce. Once you add all the ingredients together and if it’s not thin or thick enough, you can adjust easily.

You can store the peanut sauce for a few days after you make it in the fridge if you have leftovers. I like to serve this with Trader Joe’s Jasmine rice and make a quick stir fry of some green beans or bok choy, although you could easily use the frozen Trader Joe’s stir fry vegetables in the bag. They are quick and easy.

Trader Joe's Chicken satay

Trader Joe’s easy Chicken Satay and Peanut Sauce

This easy hack using all Trader Joe's ingredients to make a quick and easy Chicken Satay with peanut dipping sauce
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


  • Grill
  • Bamboo Skewers


  • 1.5 pounds Boneless Chicken Thighs or Breast
  • 1 Bottle Trader Joe's Thai Yellow Curry Use half a bottle or whatever you like
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe's Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Finely Chopped Shallot
  • 1 tsp Trader Joe's Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Trader Joe's ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Trader Joe's Soy Sauce Or Fish Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Trader Joe's brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Trader Joe's Blister Peanuts


  • Cut the chicken into strips or 1" cubes. Whatever way you like.
  • Put chicken and bowl and cover with Trader Joe's Yellow Curry Sauce and cover and put in the fridge. Can do this 1/2 hour ahead or even over night.
  • When ready, put chicken on skewers, leaving a few inches at one end to grab them by
  • Grill the satay for about 5 minutes or more on each side
  • Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top before serving

Instructions for Peanut Sauce

  • Put the peanut butter, lime juice, shallot, curry powder, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar and yellow curry sauce (1 tbsp) and water into a bowl and mix until smooth. If it is too thick, add more water until desired consistency. If too thin, add a tiny bit of peanut butter until it thickens up again.
  • Serve on the side with the Satay.


This is a quick and easy dinner for the whole family. The hardest part about making this is the peanut sauce, but it’s really not that hard. You can adapt this to pork quite easily. Beef Satay is a bit different so I wouldn’t use beef with this curry.
Serve with freshly made Trader Joe’s Jasmine Rice or use the frozen Trader Joe’s rice for even a quicker meal. I like to saute some green beans or bok choy as a side dish. Just use oil, garlic and soy sauce for a quick and easy preparation. Enjoy!
Keyword Chicken, Curry, Easy, Satay, Trader Joe’s

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