Grilled Chicken Satay with Sweetened Soy Noodles

Grilled Chicken Satay with Sweetened Soy Noodles

I love simple foods, both to make and eat, and this Chicken Satay with Sweetened Soy Noodles is that to the T.  Big flavor, easy to prepare, and something a little different is what I am always on the lookout for.  If my daughter isn’t digging the peanut buttery taste from the chicken I know she’ll at least dig the sweetened soy noodles, which has veggies in it!

To begin this recipe, I boiled the noodles first and then chilled them.  You can use a rice noodle, udon, soba, you name it, it can be used.  One of the coolest functioning things in our kitchen is our Franke pot filler faucet, which I use literally every day.  Outside of it’s easy use, it looks beautiful with its chrome gooseneck extending arm.  It reminds me of something you would see in a French restaurant somewhere in Paris.   In fact, my wife and I always say that our kitchen looks like a little French café, in other words we’re in love!

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Because I want to be a responsible parent I have to make sure I get some veggies in there somewhere, so I figured I would hop on the trend bandwagon and slice up some zoodles.  Note that you can’t do this at home, you need a spiralizer to do this.  This is such a great way to use zucchini as most kids don’t really like the flavor, but if you get it to look like a noodle there may be some hope!

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I also boiled the zoodles just as I did my udon noodles and simply tossed them together once they were finished.  For the sauce I made a really simple sweetened soy sauce consisting of oyster sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey and fish sauce, and simply cooked it down over medium heat until it got thick.  It’s a super easy sauce and super tasty!

Before you grill the chicken you have to rub it down with spices.  I used a combination of cumin, coriander seeds, turmeric, ginger, salt, pepper and olive oil, rubbed them into the chicken and skewered’em up!  From there it’s time to get these delicious skewers onto a hot grill and cooked up!  It will take about 12 to 14 minutes for the chicken to completely cook, but I advise to not put it on the hottest part of the grill and make sure to keep the grill lid shut so they cook also by indirect heat!

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The peanut butter sauce is really easy to make as well and goes on after they are grilled or as a dipping sauce.  I personally like basting the chicken after it’s grilled as the peanut butter melts a bit right in to chicken making it even more delicious!

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Now that everything’s done simple plate it up!  Toss the noodles and zoodles in the sweetened soy sauce and lay the peanut butter smothered chicken skewers over top.  I served it alongside a lemon just in case the chicken is too spicy.

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If you’d like you can garnish with fresh basil and cilantro, I chose sliced green onions and sesame seeds.  It’s up to you!Enjoy, and don’t forget to check out my friends over at Franke on Social Media at:

Grilled Chicken Satay with Sweetened Soy Noodles
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Enjoy these tasty Grilled Chicken Satay with Sweetened Soy Noodles that are extremely easy to make and full of flavor.
Ingredients
For the Noodles:
  • 8 ounces of uncooked udon noodles
  • 1 large zucchini cut on a spiralizer to make zoodles
  • ⅓ cup of oyster sauce
  • ¾ cup of soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of fish sauce
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
For the Chicken:
  • 2 pounds of chicken breasts cut into 1” pieces
  • ½ tablespoon of ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon of crushed coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
For the Peanut Butter Sauce:
  • ½ teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
  • 1 grated clove of garlic
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1½ cups of creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup of canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Sriracha or chili garlic paste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  2. Noodles: Boil the noodles and zoodles in separate pots of boiling salted water and cook them until they are al dente, or slightly crunchy. Strain and chill
  3. Sauce: In a pot simmer together the oyster sauce, soy, fish sauce, brown sugar and honey until it becomes thick like teriyaki sauce. Keep warm.
  4. Chicken: Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl and place the chicken on skewers.
  5. Cook the chicken on a hot grill for 12-14 minutes or until light grill marks are formed and the chicken is cooked throughout.
  6. Peanut Butter Sauce: Whisk together all of the ingredients until combined and brush the chicken skewers once they are removed from the grill.
  7. To Plate: Toss the noodles and zoodles in the warm sweetened soy sauce and serve with the grilled peanut butter chicken skewers.

 

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