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Satay Skewers for Vegans & Carnivores
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Want to be sure you're offering something for everyone at your next BBQ? This Vegan-Friendly yet Meat Eater-Satisfying recipe provides options for the whole crowd. An easy marinade lends incredible flavor to both tofu and chicken skewers … and we promise the so-simple, so-addictive peanut sauce will be a hit with both crowds.
Servings: 12 skewers
Calories: 205 kcal
Skewer Ingredients
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 1 TB seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek or hot sauce
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins cut horizontally into 1” cubes
  • 14 oz extra firm tofu cut into 1” cubes & patted dry
  • 2 red bell peppers cut into 1” chunks
  • 36 cremini mushrooms stems discarded
  • 1 large bunch scallions cut into 1 “ segments
  • 12 skewers
  • chopped cilantro and lime wedges for garnish
Peanut Satay Sauce
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 TB soy sauce
  • 1 ½ TB lime juice
  • 1 TB brown sugar
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • sambal oelek or hot sauce to taste
To Make Skewers
  1. Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and sambal oelek. Drizzle over chicken cubes and tofu cubes (in separate bowls). Let marinate for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours in the refrigerator. 

  2. Assemble skewers making half tofu and veggies and the 2nd half chicken and veggies. Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray over medium high heat. 

  3. Cook skewers for about 10 minutes turning frequently until chicken is cooked through and tofu is crispy. 

  4. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges and serve with a small bowl of Peanut Satay Sauce on the side.

To Make Peanut Sauce
  1. Whisk together all ingredients. Sauce may be made up to 2 days before and kept refrigerated. Just lightly warm in the microwave and re-whisk before serving.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is easily tripled or doubled to serve a crowd!

Nutrition Facts
Satay Skewers for Vegans & Carnivores
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 548mg 23%
Potassium 578mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 33.1%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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