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Air-Fryer Thai Pork Satay

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min./batch


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 25, 2022
I like to keep things simple but interesting and delicious. This pork satay fits that bill nicely. You marinate it overnight and then when you're ready for dinner, just pop the skewers into the air fryer. —Stephanie Butz, Portland, Oregon
Air-Fryer Thai Pork Satay Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • Hot cooked jasmine rice, optional


  1. In a bowl or shallow dish, combine the first 10 ingredients; add pork and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain pork, discarding marinade.
  2. For sauce, in a small saucepan, combine water, peanut butter and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, 2 minutes. Whisk in brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice and pepper flakes until blended; keep warm.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 375°. Thread pork onto 12 metal or soaked wooden skewers that fit in air fryer. In batches, place skewers in greased air fryer. Cook until pork is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes per batch, turning occasionally.
  4. Serve skewers with peanut sauce and, if desired, rice.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

2 skewers: 454 calories, 30g fat (12g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1082mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.

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