We continue our Food on a Stick series today with this Sesame Chicken Satay. The inspiration came from the On A Stick Cookbook, but Doug changed up the recipe a bit to make it more budget friendly and a little easier to make.

We love the way that the flavors in Asian cuisine always seem to build on each other and the subtle way they tantalize your taste buds. I would agree with just about everyone out there that says you need to follow a recipe to the letter but as I get more comfortable in the kitchen I like to experiment with changing the recipe to suit our familys’ tastes, also sometimes either I don’t have the specific ingredient or I’m too cheap to buy it for one meal. Plus I like to make it as easy and quick as I can.

I swapped out several of the ingredients for the marinade for this recipe

  • Lemon juice for the lemongrass
  • Ginger root for the galangal
  • Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing for the dry-roasted peanuts

And substituted the Kraft Asian Toasted Dressing for the entire Dipping Sauce

The family really enjoyed the change of pace and have already requested we have it again.

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Chicken Satay: Food On A Stick

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Tempt your taste buds with this Sesame Chicken Satay. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

  • Total Time: 45 minutes




  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Turmeric
  • 4 cloves Garlic smashed
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Root peeled and chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 pound Chicken thighs 1″ cubed

Dipping Sauce

  • Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing


  1. Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade in a non-metallic bowl
  2. Add chicken, cover and refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours
  3. Remove marinated chicken from refrigerator and thread onto skewers
  4. Grill over medium-high heat; grilling 5 to 6 minutes, then flip and cook another 5 to 6 minutes until cooked through
  5. Serve with dipping sauce
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

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  2. Kari Howell Reply

    I like Pocket Change Gourmet on Facebook (Kari N Steven Howell).

  3. Jacqui Elmore Reply

    These recipes are very interesting, we “toast” ravioli here in St. Louis, but hadn’t heard of frying tortellini. I can’t wait to give this a try. Keep these great ideas coming!!

  4. I had a deep-fried Snickers on a stick once, and it was WONDERFUL… Is there a way to adapt the sesame chicken satay to make it in the oven or stovetop? I wouldn’t be able to put it on a stick, of course, but I love the idea of this recipe and I don’t own a grill.

    • Hi Jessica,
      Yes you can use the same recipe, and just cook them in a skillet on the stove, just heat a little oil and saute them. They would be like chicken bites.

  5. I have a home daycare and we LOVE food on a stick!! Fruits & cheeses, chunks of meat, veggies & bread, corn dogs, cake pops, you name it!

  6. I love frozen fruit slushes as popsicles. Just fruit blended with a little lime juice.

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