Peanut chicken with satay sauce and little gem salad

James Martin makes homemade chicken satay with a twist.


For the peanut chicken
For the satay sauce
For the salad

Preparation method

  1. Blend the peanuts and breadcrumbs in a food processor to a fine powder, sprinkle onto a plate. Sprinkle the flour onto a separate plate.

  2. Dredge the chicken strips in the flour, then dip into the egg and roll in the peanut crumbs.

  3. Fill a deep-fat fryer or a large, deep, heavy-bottomed pan two-thirds full with vegetable oil. Heat the oil to 190C/375F (use a probe thermometer to check the temperature if you're not using a deep-fat fryer). (CAUTION: Hot oil can be dangerous. Don't leave unattended)

  4. Fry the chicken strips for 3-4 minutes until golden-brown. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on kitchen paper.

  5. Meanwhile for the satay sauce, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the shallot, chilli, garlic and ginger and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly softened.

  6. Pour in the coconut milk, lime juice and soy sauce and bring to a simmer.

  7. Add the peanuts, then blend the mixture in a food processor to a chunky sauce. Add more soy sauce and lime juice to taste.

  8. For the salad, mix the leaves, red onion, radishes and mint together in a bowl until well combined.

  9. Whisk the lime juice and vegetable oil in a bowl and mix with the salad until well combined.

  10. To serve, place some salad onto the plate, with the chicken strips alongside. Spoon the satay sauce into a small bowl and serve alongside.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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Saturday Kitchen Best Bites Episode 31 bbc_one Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

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