Summer Recipe: Satay Chicken Wings
The weather over the weekend has been glorious! Even though I have been a bit unwell 🙁 – got flu and cough, I am glad to have my deserved weekend and enjoy warm and dry weather! 🙂 This time last week, I got some problems with my blog. But, I am glad this week everything seems OK! *Keeps my fingers crossed*
When the weather is good , it’s time to bring out the BBQ!! Barbecuing can be as simple as throwing a few sausages or burgers onto the hot grill. There are many endless options to created exciting BBQ meals. I like to give some thoughts on what I want to put onto the hot grill. I usually like to opt for seafood.
I think BBQ is fun as it means eating outdoor!! I remember when I was at high school, my mates and I liked to do BBQ party once in a while. Each of us would plan of what to put on the grill. It was fun! Until now, I think BBQ is a great idea when you have to organise a get together with your friends.
Today, I continue with my summer recipe series. It’s the 3rd recipe! We had Lemon and Chili Prawns Linguine and Blueberry Pistachio Tiramisu. Who doesn’t like chicken wings? Now, we are going to have something Malaysian!
I remember I have a very cute photo of myself as a kid, enjoying my chicken wings! It makes me laughs when I have flashback of my childhood! As I used a total of 4 fingers (the thumbs and the index fingers) when I eat chicken wings… until now, I still do! It may sound like a funny question, but, how many fingers do you use, I wonder??
Anyway, I think chicken wings are popular when comes to BBQ. There are so many ways to marinate chicken. I like to marinate meat when I cook to give it lovely and wonderful flavours! I decided to use my favourite marinate — exactly the same kind that you can use to make satay chicken! Satay chicken is such so popular that almost everyone that I know loves it!
Instead of cutting the chicken breast or chicken thighs into pieces/strips and put on the skewers, I have used whole chicken wing on the skewer. You can do it without the skewer if you like. The reason I put chicken wings on the skewers is to make it easier and quicker to cook through on the grill.
If you have not got your BBQ grill out, you should do so and try this recipe!
For the Summer Recipe: Satay Chicken Wings:
1.5kg (about 12) chicken wings
3-4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
2-3 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
1-2 dried chillies, soaked, deseeded and chopped
1 lemongrass, chopped
3cm piece ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp turmeric powder
white pepper and salt
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1-2 tsp sugar
cheat peanut peanut sauce:
3-4 tbsp spice paste (as reserved from the marinate)
1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp tamarind paste
2-3 tbsp roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
2 tsp sugar
a pinch of salt
1. In a food processor, blend shallots, garlic, red chilies, dry chilies, lemongrass, and ginger/galangal until they become a paste. Then, put in a bowl. Add the coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, white pepper, salt, oil and sugar. Keep some marinate aside in a small bowl, about 3-4 tbsp.
2. Put in all chicken wings in the big bowl and mix well. Make sure the chicken wings are well coated with the paste. Cover with cling film and marinate for 1-2 hours.
3. To prepare a quick peanut sauce, heat a pan with oil. Put in the spice paste. Cook on low heat until fragrant and the oil starts to seep out. Add in tamarind juice and stir. Add in sugar and salt. Adjust the seasoning accordingly.Add some water to dilute the paste as it gets thicken. Then, add the toasted ground peanuts and mix well. If the sauce gets too thick, thin it down with some water and adjust the seasoning if needed.
4. Heat up the grill and cook the marinated chicken wings for about 10-15 minutes on each side. Brush the peanut sauce on top before serving.
Hey there! Thanks for the recipe! I really love satay and haven’t had it for a long time. Thanks for sharing this! May you have a wonderful summer ahead!!!
yum yum….i want!
Both chicken satay and peanut sauce are good companions. KL Kajang satay is still my favourite. The weather in PG & SING is super HOT now so it is not suitable for BBQ. But I do hope to stay next door to u. Hehehe!
Oh wow looks drool worthy…….
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Thank you Leemei, your recipe reminds me my holiday in Bali last year! I love satay chicken… Here too the weather is good enoug to enjoy barbecue! Have a nice day…
Thanks for dropping by! Satay is my all time favourite!! I hope this year’s summer is going to be great for me!
Yes please go ahead 🙂
Yeah.. I love kajang satay but I haven’t had them since many years!! 🙁 How I wish I could invite you over for a meal!
Thanks for the info!
No worries. I do hope you try this and let me know!
Satay sauce can be very addictive 😉 Some recipes call for peanut butter to make the sauce thicker and more nutty. Having said that, your wings look YUMMY! Wish I was in your kitchen …
Wonderful shots! I used to only eat chicken wings and they are still my favourite part of the chicken.
The little teochew,
Yes!! I agree with you.. they can be really addictive and I can sometimes just eat it like that! I like to coat my satay with lots of peanut sauce.. heheh
Thank you! They are also my favourite part other than chicken thighs. 😛
what a creative way to combine my two favourite food (i.e., satay and chicken wings) into one! I use two fingers when I eat chicken wings (and most of the other food), btw! 😉
this chicken look really great for BBQ party!! I bet the sauce taste better wt ketupat too!! yummy!!
mmmm … I totally LOVE bbq-ing ^^ … and these chicken wings look fantastic! Hope you get well soon :-), XOXO
ehhehe.. same here!
ahhh… Ok!! Cos some people use all their 10 fingers..some 6.. so I just wonder.. hehehe. 🙂
Oh yes.. what a great idea.. Ketupat. Do you know how to make it? It has been too long since I ate it!
Same here! I think I am getting better…… 🙂 thanks for asking 😉
I’ve never had chicken satay with the wings – always breast, but I can imagine how much more delicious they are using the wings.
I love anything peanut…so much so that its my nickname at home.
Hopefully its nice weather this weekend and I can grill this recipe!
What a great marinade for the wings, they look so delish! :)~
A lovely recipe for one of my faves.
When I make satay, I like to use chicken thighs cos chicken breast tends to be a little dry I find.
Try this out and let me know if you like 😉
Thanks for your comment! 🙂
Leemei, I sincerely think it’s insane for me to come and read all your delicious summer recipes !…
Hope you feel better now and enjoy the summer !
Oh! This is so awesome, we love satay a lot and this satay chicken wings really good!
hahahah.. did they make you hungry? I hope the summer is going to be good!
I think a lot of us love satay!! I thought I would give this best of both (satay + chicken wings) recipes a try! 🙂
That satay looks so tasty! I always like a nice peanut sauce.
Thank you! I love peanut sauce a lot!!
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