September 14, 2019
Hands down my favourite recipe from book 5 - I even cooked this one live on the Today Show 🙂
2 hrs 30 mins
2 hrs 50 mins
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
February 25, 2021
Excellent recipe. Great flavours. I like to amp it up doing a tablespoon each of minced garlic and ginger, upping the soy and fish sauce to a tablespoon each. Also adding a teaspoon of ground cumin. Used a tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce instead of fresh chilli. Have used chicken breast and it does not dry out. Love how thick and lush the sauce turns out.
January 13, 2021
100% the best slow cooker meal I have made (the family agreed too). Zero leftovers for the freezer. The only “tweeks” I made – I only had a 170g tin of coconut cream – so I made a 2/3rds recipe. I added a wee bit of lemon grass & only 1 splash of fish sauce (the husband isn’t a fan). I only had smooth peanut butter, so added a handful of peanuts (washed off salt) to the hand blender.
Does this freeze well? I’d like to batch & freeze.
December 13, 2020
Fantastic! You all must try if you haven’t before 🥰
December 10, 2020
Paulene this recipe is delicious. We felt like we were in Malaya again. Thankyou for your generosity in sharing your recipes.
December 8, 2020
Very yummy. This is the satay sauce recipe I have been searching for for years. So delicious.
Very happy 🙂
November 6, 2020
Many multicookers won’t allow the tea towel trick
It’s a large drawback to not having an actual slow cooker
Does yours allow you to cook without the lid locked down? Or will the towel fit and lid still lock down?
November 5, 2020
Can you use tea towel method with Russell Hobbs multi cooker
Love this satay!!! My favourite, even better than what you can buy out 🙂
November 4, 2020
Definitely making this again. Husband loved it. Will be a regular in this home.
November 2, 2020
Now one of my favourites. So easy and so yummy thankyou
October 22, 2020
I’m sure it would be ok to leave out 🙂
October 19, 2020
I so want to try this after reading the reviews. Do you think i could leave out the fish sauce ? I’m allergic to fish (but fine with peanuts go figure). Or is there a substitute for the fish sauce?
October 17, 2020
Love love love this one. by far my fav satay chicken. Used Bega peanut crunchy peanut butter and lite coconut cream. Served with micro Uncle Bens fried rice. Just need to add some greens on the side next time. defs a keeper
Wow I have been wanting to try this recipe for ages finally made this yesterday, Omg this dish was absolutely delicious and sooo yummy, will become a regular meals for us, this will go to one of my favorites, also served with coconut rice, if you have been thinking about trying this do it you wont regret it 🙂
October 15, 2020
Thank you Lee for such a lovely review!
October 14, 2020
I don’t normally leave reviews but this recipe warranted a review for sure . I have eaten satay in 4 different countries to trial all the different versions. As a personal favourite , Indonesia (Bali specifically ) is a winner due to the awesome peanut flavour in my own opinion. This recipe is as close, if not better, than their version. I have also attempted to make my own satay sauce on more occasions than I care to count and cannot EVER make it good enough. If you love satay – this recipe is for you. I made a couple of small changes – I warmed all the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan instead of whisking with a stick blender . Please do this if you are just after a gorgeous satay sauce to dunk stuff in. I also added chunky chopped red onion, red capsicum, a couple of carrots and some fresh beans to the slow cooker for a fuller dinner. That’s it – the recipe is perfect as it is and my oh my the house smells amazing! Do yourselves a favour and make this recipe. The taste is out of the world YUMMY! Only wish I could leave more stars
October 9, 2020
Tried with thigh and breast and definitely prefer breast as I don’t like thigh much.
Also tried without the tea towel trick and that works fine too.
September 2, 2020
Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. My 13 yr old ADHD/ODD grandson made this for tea Monday night. I cut up onions, chicken, onions and garlic. (because I can do it quicker and the onions finer. ) He did the rest. So easy and a wonderful tasting recipe. He put a pinch of chilli flakes in as I didn’t have fresh chilli. He loves to cook, so we involve him wherever possible.
Love this honest and funny feedback! Thanks Margaret xx
September 1, 2020
This is probably the most complicated recipe I have made in the slow cooker. A: Paulene. You prep twice as fast as me. I will say I am not a great chef. Venturing out in slow cooker recipes is an adventure. B: I have never diced a fresh chilli before. I have cheated and bought chilli in a tube. C: One cup of peanut paste is a lot when you put it in the jug. D: When you use a stick mixer hold onto the bowl. Some sauce ended up on the floor. Eventually I made this to your recipe,. It was superb. Absolutely delicious. This recipe stays in my special folder for sure.
August 21, 2020
You’ll find breast a little more dry in the end result but otherwise cook and prep them the same
My family only each chicken breast. Is it best to put them in whole, or diced?
August 18, 2020
Really great quick easy recipe!
I halved the chilli as I have bad pregnancy heart burn, dinner still had a nice little kick. I served with coconut rice & broccoli, YUM!
August 9, 2020
Cooked this evening, was delicious. Hubby would like it again 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Little more spice for me would be great. Will add more next time. Generous portion sizes, plenty of leftovers 👍🏻
This recipe is super easy and taste better than any bought Satay, 👍🏼 Husband had seconds and left enough for his lunch the next day!, So would say was an instant fav in our house 😊
August 8, 2020
Absolutely delicious! Way better than bottle stuff… I made skewers as my kids only like satay with sticks…. lots of sauce, not too much spice either… saved some left over sauce to dip prawn crackers in for a arvo iso homeschool snack too …..
July 31, 2020
Served with jasmine rice instead of brown rice. Added 3 small carrots thinly sliced, 1 red capsicum and spinach. Added a splash more of soy.
July 22, 2020
Had a crack at this, very easy to prepare, followed all the instructions. I tasted the sauce before I put it in the sc, thought it tasted to much like coconut cream… added another tsp of soy.
Was worried about the peanut flavour due to whinging family members, but they liked it and even commented it wasn’t too peanuty (if that’s even a word)
Very filling and certainly will be doing again.
July 20, 2020
Just….WOW! Loved it, added steamed green beans, carrots and parsley at the last minute and served on jasmine rice…….
July 12, 2020
Wowzers this is hands down the best satay chicken I have ever had! This will be a regular for my family 😊
July 11, 2020
This is now one of my go to recipes!! Had it tonight and it was absolutely amazing:)
July 4, 2020
This is delicious. Used chicken breast & shredded it at the end! Absolutely scrummy. Will defo be making this again & again!
June 22, 2020
Absolutely a big yes. Thanks Paulene for another delicious recipe. I did 1 and a half times all ingredients apart from the chicken. I also used chilli oil instead of fresh chilli as I didn’t have any. 10 out of 10.
June 21, 2020
Loved it! Added fresh ginger for an extra kick
June 20, 2020
This is a go-to recipe. Our family love it and it is so easy to make. I used a can of lite Carnation Milk with some coconut oil instead of coconut cream as we didn’t have any the last time – this worked a treat and provided some extra yummy sauce.
June 19, 2020
We absolutely love this recipe!!!
Both of my young children love it! And my partner keeps asking me to make it.
We dont use chilli but instead use sweet chilli sauce it is perfect to cut through the peanut butter!
We’ve also put our left overs into pies which are amazing!!
June 18, 2020
The taste is amazing!
In future I’ll cut my thigh meat smaller just for personal preference. I needed longer than 2.5 hours but feel 2.5 hours will be adequate with smaller cuts.
I used 375g of peanut butter and 400g coconut cream as I’d read on other reviews that it made extra sauce. I’m so pleased I made extra sauce. Today’s lunch is rice, veggies and loads of satay sauce. YUMMMM.
Served it with basmatti rice, steamed green beans, steamed sweet potato and pataks pappadums!!!
The entire family loved this one!!!
June 8, 2020
Such a yummy dish that the whole family loved & asked me to pleeeasse make it again!
June 3, 2020
Yum! By far, my favourite dish yet! I kept the thighs whole, and cooked for 5hrs as my SL does not get as hot as some and it came out falling apart. So good!
June 1, 2020
Yummy enjoyed by all tonight for dinner added beans and carrots after 2 hrs
May 27, 2020
May 26, 2020
Absolutely love this recipe. It’s a weekly favourite in our house.
I usually do it with a pork fillet and the shred it at the end.
So it makes pulled pork satay instead but I still love it with chicken as well.
May 25, 2020
Just amazing. So easy and so very very delicious. It’s gone to top of the last of our favourite s.
May 22, 2020
Tea Towel Trick
May 21, 2020
Amazing! Accidentally added a whole 400ml can of coconut cream and found that this made for a perfect satay for my family. Thanks for a great recipe!
May 20, 2020
What is the tea towel trick?
May 19, 2020
After all the amazing reviews, I decided to try it. WOW. So easy to cook. My brother loved it and said add this to the meal planner list.
I used smooth peanut butter as that’s what I had and didn’t use fish sauce or chilli as didn’t have any.
Can’t wait to make it again!!
May 8, 2020
We love this recipe, it’s a regular in our house. I use crunchy peanut butter and probably a bit extra than the recipe asks for. My husband loves it and has had many work colleagues jealous when he takes leftovers to work!
May 7, 2020
First time making this WOW! I loved it. I keep going past the fridge and snacking on the leftovers. I’ll be making this again for sure.
I used a whole jar of crunchy peanut butter with a full can of coconut cream. So saucy.
April 29, 2020
This was really yum. My son said, “This chicken is really good!” I used 1kg of chicken thigh fillets, but next time I will use 500g and add some more vegetables to the satay. I was feeding four, 2 adults and 2 teenagers, and my kids ate it all but not hubby and me. It tasted fantastic, but was too much as a serve even with 1kg of chicken thighs. I also didn’t have kecap manis, so I added 2 Tblspns of curry powder and 1tsp of paprika as a substitute. Just to give it a kick of flavour and colour. I added 1/2 tsp of chilli powder instead of a whole chilli as that’s all I had. I also used a whole can of coconut milk 400 ml, but I added water twice as the mix thickened up considerably.
April 20, 2020
Low as recipe states 🙂
April 19, 2020
Wat setting on the slow cooker did everyone use I’m trying it for the first time
April 16, 2020
This was amazing. Absolutely loved it. I only used 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter and this was enough for my liking. Will definitely make this one again.
April 14, 2020
Pretty much the all time fav of the family. It is perfect as is – don’t change a thing!
March 28, 2020
One of my standbys as I always have these ingredients on hand (and even had them during isolation)
March 27, 2020
This was lovely. We did vary it with normal normal thickened cream as we didn’t have coconut on hand, with some cornflour to thicken and avoid splitting it was quite rich so would try withcocnut cream next but family with 6 kids did enjoy. Thanks again for awesome recipes at this time.
March 21, 2020
We love the satay recipe, it’s my go to for satay . Never buy the jar stuff again … love it. Think it might be on menu again very soon
March 20, 2020
Love this recipe thank you! I use it on full chicken breasts, then fork shred them when cooked and stir in frozen stirfry veg and hoikkien noodles. Easiest dinner ever!
March 15, 2020
I cooked this up with the thighs still whole and it tasted delisious. I used a 400ml can of coconut cream,added a few carrots with 30 min left, but did find it looked a bit oily at the end product.
My slow cooker didn’t allow me to put it on for 2.5 hrs on low so I manually turned it off at the given time. If I was to double the recipe I would then cook it for 3-4hrs..
Family enjoyed the flavour and like that it is quick and easy. Thanks ☺️
A favourite in our family. I use extra coconut cream and leave out the cornflour as as like it saucy!
10/10 my family love this. Most satay recipes we find a bit bland but this one is awesome. I add an extra heaped spoonful of peanut butter, an extra chilli 🌶 and double the Kecap manis ( did this by accident the first time but loved it so continue to do it)
March 10, 2020
Oh! I also had to cook this for 3.5 hours with my slow cooker and just used M Barker diced chicken thighs.
I made this the other day. Incredible! I didn’t add cornflour, chili or sugar and used smooth (have a 7 month old). I added 1tbsp lemongrass, and a tsp each of ground coriander and tumeric. Incredible everyone! It was super sweet from the kecap and coconut cream so for our tastes I didn’t need to add extra sugar. I added extra fish sauce to my individual plate and served with hot Jasmine rice, steamed vegetables and Asian greens. Will be making this again! Thanks for the share 🥰.
February 1, 2020
Supercharged satay chicken has become a regular meal in my home. It’s yummy
January 13, 2020
No the peanut is a vital part of a satay 🙂
Best to choose another recipe xx
January 12, 2020
Would it stil taste good without peanut butter due to allergies?
January 6, 2020
Delicious, new family favourite.
I use a 400ml can of coconut cream and I think it doesn’t need thickening with cornflour at all. 🙂
December 5, 2019
This is awesome! My whole family enjoyed it & that rarely happens. Ever. 👍🏻👍🏻
November 30, 2019
Really creamy, delicious satay. I loved this!
November 20, 2019
Tips to thicken it HERE
November 19, 2019
Help! I’ve accidentally used a 400ml can of coconut cream. How can I fix this?!!
October 28, 2019
Best satay recipe ever, I also added mushrooms and beans Only because they needed to be used up. Very tasty
We absolutely loved this, best satay chicken I’ve made. I didn’t have a chilli so I used a tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce. It’ll be a regular in our house.
October 24, 2019
It’s really ideal for fillets over drumsticks. The drums would add extra liquid to the sauce and take longer to cook are both things to consider if you try it 🙂
October 23, 2019
Could this be done with chicken drumsticks?
October 11, 2019
Made this this week. Really delicious! Didn‘t have fish sauce, so I didn‘t use it. And only had 800 g chicken breast. The smell… hmmmmm… not the mention the taste! It‘s a keeper for sure!
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
housemate didnt complain about eating it two days running
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!!!
October 5, 2019
made this with Almond butter as we are Paleo It was absolutely delicious thank you
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
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.
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
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 🙂
I made this kast night and it was delicious. The only thing was that it was very oily. Did I do something wrong ?
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
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!
Assuming it’s thin strips and you still do the first step I’d say pretty similar times actually 🙂
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.
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.
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 😁
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 🙂
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 🙂
Would this work with 500g chicken breast?
September 25, 2019
Hi Pauline, is it just a small birds eye chilli you use?
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
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
Hi what is Kecap manis and is availed at the supermarket. Thank you
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?
You could always add the coconut cream on the day instead 🙂
Would this work as a dump bag? Not sure how coconut cream would freeze?
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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