Chicken Satay with Sunflower Dipping Sauce

Liana Werner-Gray


We all know that peanuts can be really problematic. With the clever use of sunflower butter in the dipping sauce, everyone can enjoy this twist on Thai chicken satay! Warm and spicy with ginger, garlic, lime and cilantro, this sauce is so creamy and flavorful, friends will dip gleefully on repeat. Serve along with rice and a cool, vinegary cucumber salad for a friendly take on tradition.

Chicken Satay Skewers with Sunflower Sauce |

Chicken Satay Skewers with Sunflower Sauce |
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Chicken Satay with Sunflower Dipping Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 608 kcal
Author Liana Werner-Gray


  • 1 lb. organic Chicken thighs cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 3 Tbsp. roasted sunflower seeds crushed
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lime

Sunflower Sauce



  1. In medium saucepan on medium heat, combine all ingredients for sauce. Stir until thick and creamy. Remove from heat.
  2. In bowl, pour half of dipping sauce, leaving other half in saucepan. Add chicken to saucepan; marinate 30-45 minutes.
  3. On each skewer, thread five chicken cubes, leaving bottom third free.
  4. In frying pan on medium heat, add oil and cook chicken about five minutes on each side (10-15 minutes total or until cooked though). (Note: Chicken may also be cooked on grill or baked at 425 degrees F in baking pan lined with parchment paper for 15-20 minutes.)
  5. Prior to serving, sprinkle with crushed sunflower seeds. Serve with fresh cilantro, lime, rice and salad.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Satay with Sunflower Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 608 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 1778mg74%
Potassium 401mg11%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.