Sesame Chicken with Creamy Satay Sauce Recipe
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Sesame Chicken with Creamy Satay Sauce Recipe

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These exotic skewers are surprisingly simple to make but taste like they came from an Asian restaurant. Before grilling, the chicken strips marinate in a sesame salad dressing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup Asian toasted sesame salad dressing
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken with 1/4 cup sauce (calculated without rice) equals 356 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 692 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. Pour salad dressing into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread chicken onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
  3. Grill skewers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 10-15 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, coconut milk, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce and pepper flakes; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve chicken with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Chicken with Creamy Satay Sauce in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p22

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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