Chicken with Satay Sauce (BC)

Satay sauce is wildly popular in The Netherlands, due to the colonial times when Indonesia was The Netherlands’ most prized colony. We eat it it with chicken, rice and even French fries, and it is a popular condiment all around. This is a simple version, which is kind of between the Indonesian version and the one I had on the streets of Malaysia. Don’t be alarmed by the long list of ingredients, most satay sauce ingredients are also used for the chicken marinade, and almost all ingredients are storeboard items.

Ingredients:

For the chicken:

  • 1/4th can coconut milk
  • 1/4th small onion, chopped finely
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped finely
  • 1/4th chili pepper, chopped finely
  • 1/4 tsp moist brown sugar
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 150gr chicken breast

For the satay sauce:

  • 1/4th can coconut milk
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped finely
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/4th chili pepper, chopped finely
  • 1/4th moist brown sugar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 50gr chopped peanuts
  • salt/pepper to taste

For the cucumber salad:

  • 1/2 chili pepper, chopped finely
  • 1/4th small onion, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 60gr glass noodles

Serves 1 as part of the Budget Challenge

Recipe:

Combine the ingredients for the chicken marinade and place the chicken in it. Stir and set aside.
Combine the ingredients for the satay sauce in a thick bottomed frying pan.

Make the cucumber salad while the flavours of the marinade and sauce mingle. Combine chili pepper, onion and vinegar in a large bowl. Slice the cucumber very thinly. Combine everything and set aside.

Set a large pot of water on the stove for the noodles. When the water boils, cook the noodles for 2 minutes or according to packet instructions. Drain the water.
Heat a frying pan. Add the chicken and the marinade and bake brown on a high flame.
Meanwhile, heat the satay sauce while stirring well.

Place the noodles on a plate, top with the chicken and the sauce. Serve the cucumber salad on the side

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