Chicken satay salad

Chicken satay salad

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(106 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins plus at least 1 hr marinating


Serves 2
Marinate chicken breasts, then drizzle with a punchy peanut satay sauce for a no-fuss, midweek meal that's high in protein and big on flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal353
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre7g
  • protein38g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 1 tbsp tamari



    Tamari is a Japanese version of soy sauce, the main difference being that it contains little or…

  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets (or use turkey breast)
  • 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter (choose a sugar-free version with no palm oil, if possible)

    Peanut butter

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    Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…

  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • a little sunflower oil, for wiping the pan
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 Little Gem lettuces hearts, cut into wedges
  • ¼ cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 banana shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • generous handful coriander, chopped
  • seeds from ½ pomegranate



    Now mainly grown in America, Spain, the Middle East and India, pomegranates originated in the…


  1. Pour the tamari into a large dish and stir in the curry powder, cumin, garlic and honey. Mix well. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 fillets in total, then add to the marinade and mix well to coat. Set aside in the fridge for at least 1 hr, or overnight, to allow the flavours to penetrate the chicken.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the peanut butter with the chilli sauce, lime juice, and 1 tbsp water to make a spoonable sauce. When ready to cook the chicken, wipe a large non-stick frying pan with a little oil. Add the chicken and cook, covered with a lid, for 5-6 mins on a medium heat, turning the fillets over for the last min, until cooked but still moist. Set aside, covered, to rest for a few mins.

  3. While the chicken rests, toss the lettuce wedges with the cucumber, shallot, coriander and pomegranate, and pile onto plates. Spoon over a little sauce. Slice the chicken, pile on top of the salad and spoon over the remaining sauce. Eat while the chicken is still warm.

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Adabondhyps's picture
31st May, 2020
I cooked this dish for the family and each and everyone said it was great! I have to say, the seasoning ingredients are just amazing. Definitely making this a regular dish now
6th Dec, 2019
Cooked this dish last week and have to say that it was really tasty - even though i didn't do the marinade for 24 hours as i was starving.. maybe there should be a notice or something when long prep is necessary, since you might not necessarily read the whole method in advance ;-)
laurenamy20's picture
6th May, 2019
This was really tasty, myself and my Husband really enjoyed it. However, we made it vegetarian by replacing the chicken with tofu. If like me you’re not used to de-seeding pomegranates, I’d recommend using pre bought seeds as it’s a messy job otherwise.
26th Apr, 2019
I made this as I didn't have enough food for dinner, so added this as a side. SO tasty! Made it slightly differently as I didn't have everything, but WOW! This will become a weekly fave!
19th Apr, 2019
Loved this recipe , the whole family loved it . Would definitely make again
3rd Apr, 2019
Delicious! Very filling and a bit like eating a partner loved it too. I made a few adjustments by mixing the peanut sauce in the pan with the sliced chicken. I also used a regular onion instead of banana shallot, worked fine.
Mahya Nazarian
5th Mar, 2019
I made it today, and my husband loved it. It’s so healthy light and lovely salad, for me even main course. I just used tahini instead of peanut butter since l don’t like it. Thanks for this lovely salas that will be my favourite food from now on.
OLOV's picture
18th Sep, 2018
I love this salad! I marinated chicken 24h and it worked excellent!
Kafie's picture
2nd Aug, 2018
This is one of our most favourite meals. One of the tastiest recipes ever. My other half would eat it everyday!
6th Jun, 2018
Tasty. Liked the combination of the peanut sauce with the chicken and the pomegranate.


21st Sep, 2015
What can I use instead of Tamari and banana shallots?
9th May, 2016
Personally if I couldn't get either of those items I'd use dark soy sauce in place of the Tamari, and standard shallots in place of the banana shallots (perhaps just use a little more of the shallot as they're smaller than the banana shallot variety)
laurenamy20's picture
6th May, 2019
You can easily make this vegetarian by using a block of tofu instead of meat. Simply marinade the tofu for at least one hour as directed for the chicken and fry on a medium heat for 10 minutes until golden.
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