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.

DSC_0286I 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.

WaDSC_0279 (2)nting 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.

Simple Chicken Skewers with Spicy, Nutty Sauce
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Tender chicken skewers are marinated in spices and coconut milk, then grilled and served with a tangy, nutty, spicy sauce. This simple, nutrient-packed recipe works well as an appetizer or entree with brown rice and salad.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 4 hours
Simple Chicken Skewers with Spicy, Nutty Sauce
Print Recipe
Tender chicken skewers are marinated in spices and coconut milk, then grilled and served with a tangy, nutty, spicy sauce. This simple, nutrient-packed recipe works well as an appetizer or entree with brown rice and salad.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 4 hours
Ingredients
For the skewers
For the spicy, nutty sauce
To garnish
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Put marinade ingredients (except chicken) in a bowl or high speed blender like a NutriBullet. Whisk or blend. Slice the chicken into long, thin strips, about 3 inches long by 1 inch wide, and add to the marinade. Toss to coat, and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the spicy, nutty sauce in a small saucepan and whisk well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until smooth, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Heat grill to medium heat and thread marinated chicken onto soaked skewers. Place on grill and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve with lime wedges and spicy, nutty sauce, and garnish with lime wedges and chopped nuts.
Recipe Notes

This recipe was created by modifying this recipe on www.skinnytaste.com.

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