Almond butter braai chicken satay

Almond butter braai chicken satay

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  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 lemongrass stalk (inner core only), finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 5cm piece ginger, finely grated
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tbs tamari
  • 1/2 cup (125g) almond butter
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 1/2 Chinese cabbage (wombok), finely shredded
  • 1/4 red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 kale leaves, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup (35g) sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 8 (800g) chicken thigh fillets, cut in half


  1. To make satay, melt coconut oil in a frypan over medium heat. Add lemongrass, garlic, ginger, onion and chilli flakes, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add coconut sugar, tamarind paste, tamari, almond butter, juice of 1 lime and 1 cup (250ml) water.
  3. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes until combined. Season to taste, then set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Place all cabbage, kale and sesame seeds in a bowl and toss to combine.
  5. Whisk sesame oil and juice of remaining 2 limes in a separate bowl, then toss with slaw.
  6. Preheat a braai to high. Thread chicken onto skewers and lightly brush all over with 1/3 cup (100g) satay sauce.
  7. Cook, turning, for 10 minutes or until cooked through. Serve chicken with slaw and remaining satay sauce.

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