Aug 24, 2012

Grilled Chicken Satay Kebabs

For the past 2 years, we have had long loooooong discussions on whether we should buy a grill or not , and now finally we have managed to buy one :-) A portable Gas grill, and I'm so glad that we bought one now.
Everything from veggies , to non-veggies , to fruits taste exceptional when cooked on a grill.
But I've been so busy marinating, grilling and eating, that I never took any much decent snaps to share all that I've been cooking or let's say 'grilling' up :-) But I'll share the few that I did take.

We inaugurated our grill, with yummy Tandoori chicken legs, the same evening we bought the grill :-) I shall post recipe soon. Heres a peek at how they turned up (the pics aren't a beauty I must say).
But it tasted beyond YUMMY and even lil'M ate almost a whole chicken leg , well thats something. And need I say about Manish ;-)
My next attempt were these Grilled Chicken Satay kebabs. And I wouldn't waste my time explaining how juicy and tender the chicken was and how extremely flavorful the marinade was. Try it out yourself.
As a dessert to these kebabs I made Lime n Brown sugar glazed grilled Pineapple and we had that with Vanilla icecream. Big M, lil'M and mommy M loved it !! ;-)
Here's while they were on the grill...mmmm that char is actually carmelised sugar...slightly crunchy, sweet n oh-so juicy!!
On to my Chicken Satay kebabs. I'm sure this marination would go well with Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese), Mushrooms , even Fish, should give all this a try :-)
I did not have all the exact ingredients as in the original recipe, so I've adapted it to my ingredient availability. Got this recipe from Manu's blog Manu's Menu and I want to thank her for this exceptional recipe.
I also made the peanut sauce , but lets me be honest to say that I was more interested in the chicken and din't do full justice to the peanut sauce recipe. :-)
You can check the actual recipe here

Grilled Chicken Satay Kebabs Recipe
You'll need
Skinless Chicken Breasts - 4 (cut into cubes)
Shallots - 6
Garlic cloves - 2 
Vegetable oil - 4 tblsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 2 tblsp
Soy sauce - 4 tsp
Bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 2 hours so they do not burn) - I used 4

Directions
1. Cut the chicken into small cubes. 
2. Grind all the other ingredients in a food processor, adding a little water if needed. Pour this mixture onto the chicken cubes and marinate it overnight.
3. Skewer the chicken cubes and grill them for 2-3 minutes on each side, until it looks well cooked and charred slightly.
Suggestions:
1. Its best when served with some chutney or sauce. Peanut sauce being a popular option.
2. Corriander-Mint chutney mixed with a little yogurt is also a good accompaniment. Check out my recipe for green chutney here.
3. Use up any leftovers for a yummy sandwhich or add it to a simple salad.
They tasted good even without any sauce as the chicken was so juicy and tender and the marinade had a really good flavor. Grilled food always tastes so yumm!!
I'm gonna be doing a lot more experiments with my grill, so cook along , lets eat and be merry!! :-)

-Manju    

9 comments:

  1. wow manju.. they are so juicy :) its my long time plan to get a grill..

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  2. That is mouthwatering! especially love the idea of grilled pineapple. yummo!

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  3. Looks Yum!
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  4. Pics are so tempting Manju, seems like Summer, grilling n loads of fun. I'm already sad thinking about the coming winter and trying to do everything good before it hit the head. Satay pics looks marvelous, looks perfect n delish.

    Advance Wishes for a Happy Onam to you and family!!

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  5. Summer is still here, but somehow the weather is not stable here, seems you guys have loads of fun with grilling and all..

    Those kebabs looks irresistible and simply yummy.

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  6. I make these in with paneer - Love the grilled pineapple :)

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  7. Looks amazing. I love this kind of dish. :)

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  8. Wow...tempting chicken and l totally loved it.

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