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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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Serving size 2 skewers

Allergy information for Chicken Skewers with Spicy Almond & Tahini Satay

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 skewers)

Net carbs4.7 grams
Protein23.3 grams
Fat19.2 grams
Calories301 kcal
Calories from carbs 7%, protein 33%, fat 60%
Total carbs7.2 gramsFiber2.5 gramsSugars1.1 gramsSaturated fat4.4 gramsSodium331 mg(14% RDA)Magnesium71 mg(18% RDA)Potassium455 mg(23% EMR)

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


  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. 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. 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 Chicken Skewers with Spicy Almond & Tahini Satay

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 skewers)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken thighs (skinless, boneless, raw)
0 g19.7 g4.1 g121 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.6 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Ginger root, fresh
1.1 g0.1 g0.1 g5 kcal
Paprika, spices
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Coriander seed, ground
0 g0 g0.1 g1 kcal
Lime zest (peel), fresh
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Saffron, dried, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g4.5 g40 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Almond butter (organic, unsweetened)
0.7 g2 g5.3 g71 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Sesame tahini (unsweetened)
0.6 g0.9 g2.9 g32 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.3 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
0.3 g0.2 g2.1 g20 kcal
Ginger root, fresh
0.3 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 2 skewers
4.7 g23.3 g19.2 g301 kcal

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I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

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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! 😊