Low-Carb Chicken Skewers with Spicy Almond & Tahini Satay

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I love the simplicity of this chicken skewers recipe and it’s always a people pleaser when we’re having a keto BBQ. The dipping sauce really makes it and thanks to a combination of almond butter and tahini is a great low carb alternative to traditional peanut butter.

If you love Chilli ramp up the heat. I like more subtle notes of spice so added a touch, if you don’t like spice at all, simply leave out. Either way it’s delicious.

These chicken kebabs can be cooked on the BBQ, on the griddle or under the grill for a quick week day dinner. Feel free to substitute thighs with breast if you prefer but I think the thighs are tastier.

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Nutritional values (per serving, 2 skewers)

4.7 grams 2.5 grams 22.9 grams 19.1 grams 4.3 grams 299 calories
Total Carbs7.2grams
Net Carbs4.7grams
of which Saturated4.3grams
Magnesium71mg (18% RDA)
Potassium458mg (23% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (32%), fat (61%)

Ingredients (makes 3 servings, 6 skewers)

  • 6 chicken thighs (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 2 1/2-inch piece grated fresh ginger (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp fresh lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp saffron
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch sea salt and pepper
Spicy satay dipping sauce:
  • 1 heaped tbsp almond butter (32 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp tahini (16 g/ 0.6 oz)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp full-fat coconut milk (30 ml)
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger (6 g/ 0.2 oz)
  • 1/2 small chilli, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
Optional for garnish:
  • lime wedges
  • fresh parsley to taste
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  1. Place all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Coat the chicken with the marinade and allow to rest for ideally 2 hours or overnight. If you’re in a rush you can use it straight away. The flavour just tastes better if you let the flavours absorb into the chicken. Low-Carb Chicken Skewers with Spicy Almond & Tahini Satay
  2. If BBQ’ing thread the chicken thighs onto skewers and grill for approximately 40 - 50 minutes on a medium heat so they don’t burn on the outside, turning regularly, until thoroughly cooked through. Alternatively you can cook in the oven (200 °C/ 400 °F fan assisted) for about 25 - 30 minutes, turning half way through to ensure even cooking, or in a griddle pan. If using wooden skewers, soak them for 20 minutes in water first to make sure the sticks don’t burn. Low-Carb Chicken Skewers with Spicy Almond & Tahini Satay
  3. For the Keto satay sauce, finely dice the chilli. Add all the satay ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning and spicing to your liking.
  4. Serve the chicken skewers with a drizzle of satay sauce and top with a sprinkling of chopped fresh parsley and a touch more lime if you fancy. Try with Easy Summer Vegetable Salsa or Low-Carb Chicken Skewers with Spicy Almond & Tahini Satay
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Comments (3)

This was so good and not too hard to make. I will make again and again. I love your blog. It has helped me so much with my keto lifestyle.
Thank you.


Really good!  Next time I will double the sauce so I can add more fat and also because it's so delicious I found myself wanting more so I could dip my roasted cauliflower in it too.  : )


Oh I love that! 😊