Paleo Satay Chicken Skewers

These paleo satay chicken skewers are tender and full of pungent, aromatic and slightly spicy Malaysian flavours. Serve with a side of green salad, cauliflower rice or steamed greens.

Paleo Satay Chicken Skewers
Satay, or sate, is a popular dish of grilled diced meat, on skewers, that originated in Indonesia. Satay chicken skewers are very popular and can be found in most South East Asian cuisines.

To make this dish, you will need to prepare my Paleo satay sauce to go with the chicken. It’s the key to this dish and will add about 40 minutes to the recipe, but of course, you can make the sauce ahead of time. It keeps really well and can be used in other dishes.


Paleo Satay Chicken Skewers With My Delicious Cashew Satay Sauce

You might also like:

Paleo Bang Bang Chicken 
Paleo Korean Chilli Chicken
My Go-To Paleo Stir Fry Sauce
Quick & Easy Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

Want to Save This Recipe?

Enter your email & I'll send it to your inbox. Plus, get great new recipes from me every week!

Save Recipe

By submitting this form, you consent to receive emails from Cooked & Loved

Paleo Satay Chicken Skewers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Irena Macri
Servings: 8 skewers
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Print Pin Save
No ratings yet
Calories: 83kcal
Please allow an extra 40 minutes to make the satay sauce. I only made enough skewers for three people but you can double the ingredients if preparing these delicious morsels for a party. The satay sauce recipe makes about 3 cups so there will be enough for a large crowd or leftovers.


  • Small bamboo skewers soaked in water for 5-10 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Paleo satay sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or Tamari wheat-free soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 10 pieces chicken tenderloin cut in three pieces each (you can use thigh or breast fillet too)
  • Coconut oil for grilling


  • Combine spices, Paleo satay sauce, Tamari and fish sauce and rub all over the chicken pieces. Prepare chicken skewers by piercing four pieces of chicken on each skewer.
  • Heat a large frying pan with some coconut oil or use a hot BBQ grill. Fry chicken skewers on medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side. Turn the heat off and let the meat rest for a few minutes.
  • Serve with a side of Paleo satay sauce, wedges of fresh lime and something like a cucumber and coriander salad.


Nutritional information is calculated using 2.2 kg / 1 lb. of chicken, actual macros may vary depending on size of chicken tenders/breast.


Serving: 1 skewer | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Keywords: Chicken Recipes, Satay, Grilling, Asian chicken recipe, Meat Skewers
Tried this recipe?Mention @cookedandloved or tag #cookedandloved

Paleo Satay Chicken Skewers With Creamy Cashew Sauce | #satay #chicken #paleo #paleorecipes

Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I am a published cookbook author, have been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food. More about me here | Subscribe to my newsletter and freebies

Comment or Rate This Recipe

Made the recipe? Please leave a rating as it helps other readers to discover this dish. You don’t need to leave a comment if rating a recipe, unless it’s 3 stars or below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. I’m actually trying to stick to a paleo diet because I have something on this coming week. I suspect that I’ll feel much better as I know that I have a slight intolerance to dairy and wheat. So discovering your blog came just in time-thanks! 😀

  2. I must say, these are absolutely delicious!! I made a beef version and had it with a tropical rice mix and some naan & papadums, fantastic dinner. Can’t wait to try some more of your recipes 🙂

  3. Yeahh…finally you made this Satay recipe, Even I come from Indonesia and ate Chicken Satay many times, I have’nt post any Satay recipe, because took a long time to

    make this with a lot of ingredients. You’re right, grounding peanuts is a hard work. Normally I used 100% peanut butter that I bought at Asia shop or organic shop.

    Amazing Satay pictures

See all comments »

You Might Also Like

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap