We love using our air fryer during the summer, especially when it comes to peanut butter chicken skewers. Indoor cooking never tasted so good.
Relocating from San Francisco, we have yet to get used to the North Carolina humidity during the summer. The thought of grilling in the 100 degree heat (+ humidity) isn’t really our thing. So… we utilize our air fryer quite often until fall. Other air fryer favorites include these Smashed Baby Potatoes, my Parmesan Fried Pickles, and this Classic Air Fryer Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich.
INGREDIENTS FOR THIS RECIPE:
While these can be served on their own with the peanut sauce (hello yummy appetizer!), I like to plate them over cooked ramen to make a full meal. Here’s what you’ll need:
QUICK PEANUT SAUCE:
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Liquid Aminos
- Maple Syrup
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Gochujang (or red chili sauce)
- Garlic Cloves
- Hot Water
CHICKEN SATAY MARINADE:
- Vegetable Oil
- Garlic Cloves
- Turmeric Powder
- Chili Powder
- Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Thighs
- Bamboo Skewers, soaked in water
- Ramen Noodles
- Chopped Peanuts
- Fresh Cilantro
- Lime Wedges (optional)
If you don’t have bamboo skewers, you can certainly just cut them into chunks, marinate, and then pop them in the air fryer, oven, or outdoor grill.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can you make Satay Peanut Butter Chicken ahead of time?
Of course! I actually recommend it. The peanut sauce can be made up to three days in advance. I also like to marinate the chicken for at least 6 hours for optimum flavor.
How long do you soak the bamboo skewers?
I recommend for at least an hour, this will prevent them from burning while cooking.
Can you use a different cut of chicken?
You ‘betcha! Any combination of breasts, thighs, or even legs can be used here. Just make sure to cut them into similar size chunks for even cooking.
What are some other options for serving?
These pair flawlessly with my Savory and Spicy Nigerian Jollof Rice, taste fantastic when served with this Crunchy Asian Ramen Salad, or swapped for ground chicken in these Korean Chicken Nachos! I personally think they’d taste great with Homemade Potato Wedges, or served inside a Focaccia Sandwich with a cool and refreshing slaw. Need more ideas?
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- ½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 tbsp. Liquid Aminos
- 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup
- 3 tbsp. Lime Juice
- 1 tsp. Gochujang (or red chili sauce)
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- ¼ cup Hot Water, or more if desired
- 1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp. Coriander
- ½ tsp. Chili Powder
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 2 lbs. Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Thighs, cut into chunks
- 6 - 8 Bamboo Skewers, soaked in water
- 2 Ramen Noodle Bags, cooked and drained
- ¼ cup Chopped Peanuts
- ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- 4 Lime Wedges, optional
- Whisk together all the ingredients for the peanut sauce and set aside in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
- Cut the chicken into smaller chunks and marinate with the oil, garlic, and spices listed. When you're ready to cook, thread the chicken onto bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water.
- Preheat the air fryer to 390F. Cook the skewers for 12 minutes, making sure to flip halfway through. The internal temperature will be 165F when they are finished. Adjust timing accordingly, depending on what air fryer brand you have.
- While the chicken is in the air fryer, cook the ramen according to its packaged directions and drain before plating.
- Serve the chicken over a bed of ramen and sprinkle with chopped peanuts and cilantro. You can also add lime wedges on the side, if desired.
NOTES ON THIS RECIPE:
- The hot water is used to thin out the texture of the peanut butter sauce. You can add more or less, according to your own personal preferences.
- If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also pop these in the oven at 400F and bake until the internal temperature is 165F. This will take around 15 minutes. Grilling is another option as well!
- I serve my ramen plain, as I use the peanut sauce and mix everything together. You can certainly use the flavor packet that’s included in your ramen if you’d like. Per the usual, I encourage you to adjust this recipe and make it your own. 🙂
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