Chicken Satay Gets a Little Nuttier with Almond Butter

by in Recipes, Shows, May 21st, 2014

almond chicken satayFor this week’s Chopped Dinner Challenge, the chefs of Food Network Kitchen chose to feature the basket ingredient almond butter. Traditionally a satay is made with peanut butter, but the chefs wanted to prove that almond butter makes a great substitution, with a slightly nuttier, richer flavor. In this Almond Chicken Satay recipe, the almond butter gets combined with coconut milk to create a tasty sauce for seared chicken breast, snap peas and rice noodles. Try this unique take on the classic Thai dish for dinner tonight.

First, prepare the noodles, by plunging them in very hot water for about 15 minutes. There’s no cooking required.

Next, heat some oil in a large skillet. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Stir in the ginger and garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the coconut milk, almond butter and water, and season with salt. Bring to a simmer and add the snap peas, cooking until tender but still bright green, about 3 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and check the seasoning. Serve over the rice noodles and garnish with cilantro leaves and sliced red chile.

Get the Recipe: Almond Chicken Satay

Chopped Dinner ChallengeThe Chopped Dinner Challenge is a series of recipes showing you how easy it is to cook like a winning Chopped competitor. Every week, FN Dish will showcase a recipe created by Food Network Kitchen that uses at least one of the Chopped basket ingredients from an episode, plus basic grocery goods and simple staples. Consider it your very own Chopped challenge. Just take this frequent tip from the judges: Don’t forget to season!

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Comments (4)

  1. Carolyn Shannon says:

    I get so frustrated watching this show. Chopped is one of the most biased competitive reality shows on TV (at least of those that I watch.) It is no secret who is going to win (or lose) when the judge (guy with the beard) is on set. I am very disappointed with the show and from here on out I would rather watch folk drilling nails in their eyeball than watch such a biased competition! It makes no sense!

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  3. Margretrosey says:

    Uh! Uh! Seasoning with spices that looks great!. I never tried chicken satay recipe, but after seeing this I am thinking of trying it. Actually I'm from Markham and recently I moved to NJ. When I was in Markham my sweet wife and I loved to try such types of spicy recipes. And, we had a nice store (Horton spices Markham) from where we bought these kind of spices and herbs and there we got the facility for online buying too. But, after coming to NJ, we didn't get any opportunity for trying any new recipe and we are not aware of any spice store here. But, truly these above pics are mouthwatering.

  4. This is totalllly giving me hunger pangs and I just had dinner!!!!!!! I’m lovingggg these chicken skewers and that peanut sauce!!!!!! I loveeeeeee spicy peanut sauce with satays! I need to make theseeeee and the lighting is amazing too!

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