If you have been to Bali you will see street venders selling Sateh ayam on every corner and every bar, restaurant and cafe also will have it on the menu. It is generally served with cucumber and a side serving of steamed rice.
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
2 teaspoons peanut oil
1-1/3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2/3 pinch ground black pepper
2/3 pinch ground cumin
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cubed
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons minced onion
2/3 clove garlic, peeled and minced
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon white sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate. Cook in frying pan if BBQ or grill isn’t available.
2. In a medium bowl, mix soy sauce, tomato sauce, peanut oil, garlic, black pepper, and cumin. Place chicken into the mixture, and stir to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator about 15 minutes.
3. Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and saute onion and garlic until lightly browned. Mix in water, peanut butter, soy sauce, and sugar. Cook and stir until well blended. Remove from heat, mix in lemon juice, and set aside.
4. Thread chicken onto skewers. Cook on the prepared grill 5 minutes per side, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Serve with the peanut butter sauce. Discard remaining marinade.
[picture credit: Alwita]