I got lucky last night. I tried out a new dish with my boys and they loved it. Ate every single bite without stopping, then asked for more when it was gone. These grilled chicken skewers with spicy nutty sauce are tasty, and snazzy enough to serve to adults. Jackpot.
I was surprised because my boys aren’t wild about peanut or almond butter, and I’ve been looking for a way to get them interested in my new obsession, NuttZo Seven Nut and Seed Butter. With almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds and Brazil nuts, it’s a more nutritious choice than plain peanut or almond butter. I also like that it was created by a mom who wanted to maximize the vitamins, minerals and proteins for two vitamin deficient young boys she adopted from the Ukraine. Nice work, Danielle.
Wanting to do something with chicken and Nuttzo and coconut milk for dinner, I googled “easy chicken satay” and found this recipe. I had almost all the ingredients, but didn’t want to any sugar or soy. So I simplified the ingredients and their amounts to boost nutritional value and flavor. The result was delicious. (We don’t believe in sugar or soy on Health Revolt. Why? Because neither sugar nor soy offers one health benefit.) So I used honey instead of brown sugar, and skipped the soy and fish sauce all together.
Instead of using light coconut milk, I went for the full fat version. Coconut milk contains medium-chain fatty acids, which are processed differently than saturated fat from animal products. Medium chain fatty acids are absorbed quickly by your body and used for energy instead of being stored in tissue for later use. Plus using just 1/2 cup, I’m not worried about calories and love the idea that it’s a “good” fat. I wanted to use my NuttZo Seven Nut and Seed Butter, so I increased that, and upped the amount of tumeric because on top of adding nice color and flavor, turmeric is a powerhouse of all things good for you – read this. I also swapped the Sriacha (which contains sugar) for a pinch of cayenne.
In less than ten minutes, I sliced the chicken, whisked up the marinade, and tossed them together. At dinnertime, the boys and I threaded the chicken onto the soaked skewers and put them on the grill. (You could easily use a grill pan instead.) We mixed up the spicy nutty sauce while they were grilling, and got the garnishes ready. These chicken skewers were seriously easy and tasty, with no sugar, soy, or peanuts – with healthy fat and a nice crunch from the NuttZo. I served it with brown rice and salad for an easy dinner, but it would work well solo as an appetizer.