Supercharged Satay Chicken


September 14, 2019

Supercharged Satay Chicken 5 0 5 16

Hands down my favourite recipe from book 5 - I even cooked this one live on the Today Show 🙂

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • 20 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs 50 mins

  • Yields: 4-5


1.25kg chicken thigh fillets, sliced into strips

1 medium brown onion, diced

1 heaped tsp minced garlic

1 x 270g can full fat coconut cream

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

2 tsp cornflour

1 small red chilli deseeded and fine diced

80ml kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)

2 tsp soy sauce

1Tbsp brown sugar

1tsp fish sauce


1Add chicken, onion and garlic to a searing slow cooker (or fry pan) and sear/seal for 5-10mins. No need to brown chicken, just seal it and soften onion.

2Combine all other listed ingredients in a jug and mix with a stick mixer or blender to thoroughly combine peanut butter through the coconut milk mix.

3Pour over chicken and onion and garlic and turn back to slow cooking setting. (If used fry pan move to slow cooker now)

4Cook on low with tea towel trick in place for 2.5hrs

5Serve on brown rice


1This produces a lovely thick strong satay sauce. You can reduce the peanut butter to ½ cup if you don’t like a strong peanut taste but we loved it exactly as it was in our family.

2You can also swap crunchy peanut butter for smooth if you prefer and add 1/3 crushed peanuts before serving if you rather.

3The 1 small chilli (without seeds) wasn’t spicy and our 5yr old happily ate this with no concerns

Submitted by Paulene Christie


35 Reviews


October 14, 2019

So delicious!! My family loved it!! I have made satay chicken from a different website’s recipe before for the family, but they hated it, however they all absolutely loved this one and woofed it down!!! 😂🤣😂🤣


October 9, 2019

Made this tonight. Lovely. Made some changes though.
1. Didn’t dice onion but rather cut into 8ths.
2. Sliced up a large red capsicum into 1cm x 2cm pieces and seared it up with the onion and chicken
3. Added 1 heaped tsp of grated ginger to the sauce
4. Doubled the fish sauce (we like it)
5. Reduced the amount of brown sugar down to 3/4 tbs
6. I used Bega Simply Nuts crunchy peanut butter. 100% nuts so no added vegetable oil . Does have salt added though
6. Served with chopped coriander.
7. When making again (and I will) I will double up on the chilli – we felt that was the only thing lacking.

BTW the 2.5 hour cooking time was perfect. Chicken was so tender.


October 7, 2019

i liked it even better the next night
i didnt measure as i was going on night shift but turned out great
threw some capsicum and cauilflour in as well to
bulk it out
we dont eat much
rice in this house
even my
housemate didnt complain about eating it two days running

Mal Boyd

October 7, 2019

Absolutely beautiful!!! So easy and convenient – Fed the hordes. I made double the recipe and it tasted divine. Looked just like the piccie! This ones going on the favourites list!!!

Sylvia Scott

October 5, 2019

made this with Almond butter as we are Paleo It was absolutely delicious thank you


October 5, 2019

Totally loved this recipe. So easy to to prepare. Took my slow cooker to the beach and made a double batch for 10 people. Had no complaints at all. For myself when I make it again I will be adding a little extra chili for a bit of a bite.


October 4, 2019

My husband and I recently made this! Used a whole tub of smooth peanut butter 375g and 400ml coconut cream, last 20 minutes added 1/2 cup peanuts. This has been the nicest meal we’ve ever made in a slow cooker, has been added to our favourite list, would highly recommend this meal


October 4, 2019

My whole family loved this Paulene-thank you.
My alterations were
I had a cheap log of scotch fillet beef that I diced up and did not brown first.
I used Salam ombeck (crushed chillies in a jar) instead of fresh chilli. I cooked for the same cooking time as directed. I made 1.5 times the sauce as I was lazy and wanted to use the whole 440gram can of coconut cream and whole 375gram container of peanut butter.
I did seperately fry the onion and garlic and added them at the end but that’s only because my daughter has IBS and can’t eat them..
I added green beans and carrots at the 2 hour mark then snow peas and red capsicim on top as i served into bowls on top of rice which we microwaved the next night. The satay sauce was thick and tasty , meat was tender and veges perfect.
There is no need to change paulenes revipe at all as it is perfect.
I’ve just mentioned my changes in case anyone wanted to use beef instead.
My favourite!


October 4, 2019

Absolute hit! I couldn’t get the kecap manis and substituted with oyster sauce, was still gorgeous, could have been hotter in my option but that’s just my taste. My husband wouldn’t have changed a thing.


October 3, 2019

Made this dish tonight, delicious! Added 2 teaspoons of curry powder. Served with the Slowcooker fried rice from this site which was also delicious. Will definitely be making theses dishes again

Jennifer Edwards

October 3, 2019

I loved this recipe…will do it regularly…I just cut the peanut butter down a bit. I also didn’t bother too much about chicken”strips” ..I used chicken thighs and cut them up.

I like a non oily brand of peanut butter (eg kraft) I find that helps 🙂

Jenny Chiml

October 3, 2019

I made this kast night and it was delicious. The only thing was that it was very oily. Did I do something wrong ?


October 3, 2019

Made this at the weekend it was delicious. We all loved it and it will be made again.


October 1, 2019

Love this recipe. Will become part of our rotation. I live it as my daughters do lots of activities and this seems to keep them full

Karren Wylde

October 1, 2019

Loved it. Devoured in one sitting at my house. Even my fussy 11yr old ate it. Will definitely go on the “make again” list


September 30, 2019

Amazing – made it with no changes. Perfect!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 30, 2019

Assuming it’s thin strips and you still do the first step I’d say pretty similar times actually 🙂


September 30, 2019

If I were to use beef instead of chicken, how long would I cook it for?


September 29, 2019

My husband and I really like this recipe. It is very rich so I make it with coconut milk instead of the cream which makes it a little less rich and always add vegetables.


September 29, 2019

This was amazing! So delicious and the whole family loved it. Ithe leftovers were even better the next day. Will definately be a family favourite.


September 29, 2019

This was amazing! It was just delicious and the whole family loved it. It will definately be a family favourite!


September 26, 2019

Delicious. I did it with rice and bok choy one night and capsicum and noodles the next night. Best satay recipe yet 😁

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 26, 2019

I think so? I’m not certain I just got one from the produce section of woolies that’s about the length of my little finger 🙂

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 26, 2019

Yes Nadine I just find breast fillets a little more dry than thigh fillets. You’ll need less time too of course for such a smaller amount 🙂


September 26, 2019

Would this work with 500g chicken breast?

Monique Saunders

September 25, 2019

Hi Pauline, is it just a small birds eye chilli you use?


September 25, 2019

This one is amazing! I followed the recipe exact. It is so delicious and no heat even with a large chilli. The whole family raved. It is rich but with fluffy rice and lots of steamed veg on the side I can tell this will be on regular rotation

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 24, 2019

It’s a sweet syrupy style of soy sauce … you’ll find it in regular supermarkets:) I use the ABC brand but there are other brands also. Do not use regular soy. It’s not the same 🙂 You’ll see it labelled kecap manis


September 24, 2019

Hi what is Kecap manis and is availed at the supermarket. Thank you

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 23, 2019

Ideal if you can get them to keep the flavour balance true as it’s meant to be 🙂


September 22, 2019

Is there something that can be used to replace the soy sauce and kecap manis?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 22, 2019

You could always add the coconut cream on the day instead 🙂


September 22, 2019

Would this work as a dump bag? Not sure how coconut cream would freeze?


September 22, 2019

Absolutely delicious. My family of four loved it and there was enough left over for my lunch the next day. I used smooth peanut butter and added crushed peanuts as per the recipe suggestion. I will definitely be making this one again.

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