Paleo Satay Chicken Skewers

paleo satay chicken skewers recipe

Recipe: Paleo satay chicken skewers

Satay, or sate, is a dish of grilled diced meat, on skewers, that originated in Indonesia. These satay chicken skewers are very popular and can be found in most South East Asian cuisines. You will need to prepare my Paleo satay sauce to go with the chicken. This will add about an hour to the recipe but of course you can make the sauce ahead of time. Find the recipe here.

I only made enough for 3 people but you can double the ingredients if preparing these delicious morsels for a party. The satay sauce recipe makes about 3 cups so there will be enough for a large bunch of people.


  • 10 chicken tenderloin pieces, cut in three pieces each (you can use thigh or breast fillet too)
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Paleo satay sauce
  • 1 tbsp Tamari wheat free soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • Small bamboo skewers, soaked in water for a few minutes


  1. Combine spices, Paleo satay sauce, Tamari and fish sauce. Rub all over chicken pieces. Prepare chicken skewers by piercing four pieces of chicken on each skewer.
  2. Heat a large frying pan with some coconut oil or  use a hot BBQ grill. Fry chicken skewers on medium to high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side. Turn the heat off and let the meat rest for a few minutes.
  3. Serve with a side of Paleo satay sauce, wedges of fresh lime and something like a cucumber and coriander salad.

Preparation time: 15 minutes + 50 mins to make the Paleo satay sauce

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Number of servings: 8 skewers


  1. Amy says

    I must say, these are absolutely delicious!! I made a beef version and had it with a tropical rice mix and some naan & papadums, fantastic dinner. Can’t wait to try some more of your recipes :)

  2. says

    I’m actually trying to stick to a paleo diet because I have something on this coming week. I suspect that I’ll feel much better as I know that I have a slight intolerance to dairy and wheat. So discovering your blog came just in time-thanks! :D


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