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Lemon Chicken with Satay Sauce

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine The World
Keyword chicken, satay sauce
Prep Time: 6 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories 651 kcal


  • 0.75 cup lemon juice 3/4 cup freshly lemon juice
  • 0.75 cup olive oil 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsps salt 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tbsp thyme 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 lbs chicken breast 2 pound boneless and skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 0.66666666666667 cup red onion 2/3 cup small diced red onion
  • 1.5 tsp garlic 1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1.5 ginger 1 1/2 minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsps wine vinegar 2 tablespoons good red wine vinegar
  • 0.25 tsp pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • 0.25 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 0.5 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 0.25 cup ketchup 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsps sherry 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1.5 tsp lime 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime



  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Pour over the chicken breasts in a large bowl. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. (The longer the chicken marinate, the better it will taste).

  2. Heat the grill and cook the chicken breasts for 10 minutes on each side, until just cooked through.

  3. Remove from the grill, cover and let stand for a couple of minutes before serving.


  1. Cook the olive oil, sesame oil, red onion, garlic, ginger root, and red pepper flakes in a small, heavy bottomed pot on medium heat until the onion is transparent, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. In a bowl whisk in the vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, peanut butter, ketchup, sherry and lime juice.

  3. Add to the onion mixture and cook for 1 minute.

  4. Cool and use alongside the chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Chicken with Satay Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 651 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 1481mg64%
Potassium 827mg24%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 17.6mg21%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.