Grilled Chicken Skewers (Sate Ayam Madura)

  • Author: Linda


  • 500 gr boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut into 2 x 3 cm
  • 20 chicken skewers
  • Juice of 1 lime

Peanut Sauce:

  • 3 shallots
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbs sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • 5 candlenuts
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tbs cooking oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 block chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves


  1. In a blender, combine the shallot, garlic, and candlenut and blend until smooth.
  2. Stir fry the garlic mixture with cooking oil until fragrant. Add the peanut butter, brown sugar, water, salt, chicken bouillon cubed, kaffir lime leaves and cook under low heat for 2 minutes. Add the sweet soy sauce.
  3. Cook until a thick mixture forms. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. On a plate, combine 3 tbsp. cooked peanut sauce, 3 tbsp sweet soy sauce and freshly squeezed lime.
  5. Thread 4-5 pieces of chicken pieces into each skewer.
  6. Set aside for 15 minutes and grill until done.
  7. To serve: Add the rest of peanut sauce on top of chicken skewers and 1 tbs sweet soy sauce. Add shallots and chopped chilies on top or on the side.