One of my favorite starters which I love to have before a Chinese meal or during a summer BBQ. This marinade has a nutty flavor to it and when you dip it in some good satay sauce it's a match made in heaven. I usually use a premix for the marinade which you can often pick up at any Asian supermarket. The kind I get is the Lobo brand. It comes with two packets inside. Packet A usually gets added to water or coconut milk to make the marinade. You can use packet B to make the satay sauce, but I usually like the pre-made stuff in a jar....I know I totally go against my principles of trying to make things from scratch but this is my way of getting a great Chinese treat without having to go to a restaurant to get it.
1 lb (500 g) chicken (boneless, skinless breast or thigh meat)
1 packet of Satay premix (use packet A)
¼ cup or 60 ml coconut milk or water (look on the instructions)
Cut up chicken into bite sized chunks (about 1").
Mix Packet A with coconut milk and add chicken. Marinate for at least 1 hour.
Thread the chicken onto skewers.
Grill or cook under a hot broiler in the oven until done (a few minutes on each side).
Serve with warm satay sauce to dip in.