Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

This is an awesome recipe modified from one of my favorite chefs, Tyler Florence. His food is usually simple and he uses ingredients I wouldn’t always think to combine. This one also works great as an appetizer. The are made gluten-free and dairy-free by substituting a few ingredients.

Chicken Satay


  • 1 cup organic canned coconut milk
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 Tb curry powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips


Combine coconut milk, ginger, garlic and curry powder in a bowl. Add the chicken strips, coat and marinate up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.  Soak wooden skewers while you wait. Once ready, thread the chicken lengthwise along the prepared skewer, weaving the chicken in and out. Grill the chicken 3-5 minutes per side.

Peanut Sauce


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp red chili paste or siracha
  • 2 Tb brown sugar
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup or less hot water
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts


Puree the peanut butter, tamari, chili paste, brown sugar and lime juice in a small food processor. While the motor is running, slowly add the hot water to desired consistency – you may not need the full amount. Garnish with chopped peanuts and serve alongside the chicken satay.

About Dr. Maren

Christine Maren D.O., IFMCP is a board-certified physician and the founder of a virtual functional medicine practice in Colorado, Michigan, and Texas. She is also the co-founder of Hey Mami, a platform dedicated to helping women navigate a healthy and happy motherhood. She is best know for her work in thyroid, gut and reproductive/ preconception health. Dr. Maren is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Read more

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