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Low-Carb Spicy Chicken Satay

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Check out this super-fast and easy keto Chicken Satay!

Once upon a time, when I was learning to cook, I made a satay sauce that was so bad our family uses it as the gold standard for inedible food.

So I’ll be honest, they approached this dish with a mixture of fascination and horror and asked me if I had lost my mind. Well, they had to eat their satay-covered words, didn’t they?

These juicy chicken tenders are smothered in a delicious creamy low-carb satay sauce with as much or as little heat as you like. Teamed with some steamed broccolini, it’s a perfect fast, easy and healthy weeknight keto dinner.

This is one of those meals that are easy to customise for extra protein and/or fats — it's simple:⁠

  • add more chicken for extra protein⁠
  • swap olive oil for water to add extra fats⁠
  • swap cooked spinach for broccolini to drop the carb count
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Serving size 115 g/ 4 oz cooked meat + veg & sauce

Allergy information for Low-Carb Spicy Chicken Satay

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
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Nutritional values (per serving, 115 g/ 4 oz cooked meat + veg & sauce)

Net carbs9 grams
Protein45.4 grams
Fat35 grams
Calories545 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 34%, fat 59%

Total carbs16 gramsFiber7.1 gramsSugars4.3 gramsSaturated fat7.1 gramsSodium754 mg(33% RDA)Magnesium181 mg(45% RDA)Potassium1,141 mg(57% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 300 g chicken breasts, sliced into tenders (10.6 oz)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp ghee, duck fat or avocado oil (15 ml)
  • 1/3 cup almond butter or peanut butter (83 g/ 3 oz)
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp water, to thin the sauce
  • 200 g broccolini or broccoli florets (7 oz)


  1. Slice the chicken breasts into smaller tenders. Season with salt and pepper. Put a pot of water on to boil. Low-Carb Spicy Chicken Satay
  2. Heat a griddle pan greased with ghee or a non-stick frying pan. Lay the chicken tenders on the pan and cook for about five minutes on either side.
    Low-Carb Spicy Chicken Satay
  3. While they cook, mix the almond butter, coconut aminos and Sriracha together in a small bowl or jug and then add water, a little at a time, until you get a nice smooth consistency. Low-Carb Spicy Chicken Satay
  4. Meanwhile, cook the broccolini. Place the broccolini in a steamer basket over the boiling water and cook until just tender. Low-Carb Spicy Chicken Satay
  5. Drizzle about a third of the sauce over the chicken tenders and toss to coat. Retain the rest of the sauce to serve, heating it gently if desired. Low-Carb Spicy Chicken Satay
  6. Serve the chicken with more sauce and the steamed broccolini on the side.
    Low-Carb Spicy Chicken Satay
  7. Serve warm. To store, refrigerate for up to 4 days. Low-Carb Spicy Chicken Satay

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 115 g/ 4 oz cooked meat + veg & sauce)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g33.8 g3.9 g180 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Almond butter (unsweetened)
3.6 g8.7 g23.1 g256 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.3 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Sriracha chili sauce, hot sauce
0.9 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Broccoli, broccolini, fresh
4 g2.8 g0.4 g34 kcal
Total per serving, 115 g/ 4 oz cooked meat + veg & sauce
9 g45.4 g35 g545 kcal

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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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Comments (2)

Oh this sounds incredible. Who needs take out?! Yum.


I'm with you, I love chicken satay!