Healthy Satay Chicken

Sometimes you just need to change dinner up, and do something totally out of the norm. This recipe is definitely that! It is fun and different, but the rich, creamy flavor will attract the kiddos to enjoy. 

This recipe has a few cooking steps, but you only dirty one skillet and a bowl. It is full of vegetables you probably don't normally have in your house. You can make this in well under 30 minutes. I can do it in 20 minutes easy, though I have had some practice. 

Satay sauce is an Asian sauce that typically has peanut butter. We don't do peanut butter in this house, read why here. This is my healthy spin on a wonderful dish that is super creamy, rich, and all kinds of fun to try. 

This recipe is: Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and takes under 30 minutes to make. 

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  • 4 T. coconut oil (divided)
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1/4 tsp. each salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 bag oriental vegetable mix


  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lime

How to Make it:

  1. Cut raw chicken into bite sized pieces, I use my kitchen scissors. Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium/high heat. Add the chicken, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the skillet. Cook until cooked through, should take 5 to 7 minutes. 
  2. While you are cooking the chicken trim the snap peas. You can use your kitchen scissors again (wash in between) to trim of the ends and cut in half. 
  3. Once chicken is done remove from the skillet and place on a plate. Return skillet to heat. Add 2 more tablespoons of coconut oil to the skillet and then add all the vegetables. Let them cook for7-10 minutes medium/high heat. Stirring occasionally. 
  4. While the vegetables are cooking make the sauce. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk till well combine. 
  5. Once the vegetables are done add the meat and sauce to the skillet. Combine and serve. 

Optional toppings: cilantro, crushed cashews, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, and Sriracha.

Plating for Children

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This is a different dish, that they probably aren't use to. It is good for them to experience different foods and textures at a young age. The first time you serve this maybe pair with a familiar food item for them. Something like rice or their favorite vegetable. That way they are not totally overwhelmed, by something new. Good luck!

Healthy Satay Chicken