Chicken Satay for $5.28

You have to try this sweet and zesty recipe for Chicken Satay. Don’t be too intimidated to try your hand at this simple and flavorful foodie favorite. This recipe is easy to make and tastes wonderful served over a bed of Jasmine, coconut, or basmati rice. The total for this recipe came out to $5.28!

This recipe is part of our “Feed a Family for $5.55” series. The price of this recipe does not include items from our list of pantry basics.

Chicken Satay

Prep. Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

A simple take on chicken satay that’s sure to please.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, cut in cubes ($1.99)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced ($.50)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic ($.15)
  • 2 zucchinis, chopped ($1.65)
  • Juice of 1 lime ($.59)
  • ½ c peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 c rice ($.40)


Put rice on to cook. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Brown chicken thighs, then onion and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for another 3 or 4 minutes, then add sliced zucchini and garlic. While the chicken mixture cooks, measure peanut butter, juice of the lime, honey and ginger in a 1 cup measure. Add enough soy sauce to make 1 cup (or to taste) and stir. You may have to warm it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Toss with the chicken mixture and heat through. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and serve with rice.

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