Lemon Chicken with Satay Sauce!

Happy New Year to all! And just in case you’re looking for a “Party Fare” food, something easy to serve and easier to eat, here’s Chicken Satay. This is great all year long, and found to be enjoyed by everyone!  This is even wonderful for those Football watching nights!  It’s so tasty and can be made ahead before guests arrive! Hope you’ll give it a try.

Marinade

Ingredients:½ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1/3 cup Olive Oil ( I like “Light’ )
1 tbl Salt
Dash of Black Pepper
1/3 teas. Rosemary. If you have fresh, then great, or use dried.
4 Boneless Chicken Breasts ( or adjust ingredients if using more than 4) Sliced into strips. Or buy Chicken Tenderloins. I prefer these!

Wooden skewers, the small ones are best, approx 6-8 in long. Soak in water for 1/2 hour so the exposed wooden ends don’t burn.

Directions:

Marinate the thick breasts or tenderloins for a couple of hours, or more, if you have the time. Turn over to coat both sides before placing in the fridge.

Thread the chicken strips on the skewers.

When the grill or your grill pan is ready, just place on the grates that you lightly coated with some oil or sprayed with Pam. (“Original” PAM is g-free)

Grill for about 6 minutes per side, depending on how hot the grill is. Internal temp should be 165.  Allow to rest a few minutes so the juices stay inside.

Ingredients for Satay Sauce:

2 tbl EVOO. (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) I like “Light’
1 tbl Red Wine Vinegar
1 tbl Minced Fresh Garlic
¼ cup Shallot or Rd Onion, minced
Few Red Pepper Flakes
1 tbl Grated Fresh Ginger Root
1/3 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 tbl Bragg’s Liquid Amino ( this is a G-Free Soy Sauce Alternative)
¼ cup Ketchup (Heinz is G-Free)
1/½ tbl Lime Juice
1 tbl Red Wine (Optional, if you prefer)

1/2 cup G-F Chicken Broth

Directions:

In a saucepan, heat the oil and saute the onion, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes on medium heat until onion is translucent. Probably 5-6 min.

Remove from heat and whisk in the remaining ingredients, then return to medium heat &  simmer , stirring often, about 10-12 minutes more till thicker & darker in color.

Allow to cool, and then use as a dipping sauce for the grilled chicken.

Serve aside the Satay Sauce. Yum! Enjoy!

 

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