This chicken satay recipe is a mouthwatering, nut-free version of the classic spicy-sweet marinated Thai chicken dish. Sunflower butter is substituted in place of peanut butter in the sauce, all of which is served over a bed of fluffy coconut rice.
I swear to you that I haven’t died, nor have I fallen off the face of the earth. You see, Friends, we’re a month into the new school year, and when we’re not home being studious, we’re driving all over Northern Michigan for soccer games.
Like, literally. Five days a week.
Son #1 is playing on two teams, Son #3 is playing on a team in which my BFF Becky and I are coaching, and Sons #2 & #4 are doing their best to conquer every field-side playground in the region.
In short, it’s been crazy up in the Comfortably Domestic house, but we’re loving every minute of it. Of course, all this cray-cray activity leaves me with little energy to cook. In fact, I’m not too proud to say that I’m passed out on the couch the minute I sit down for the (usually) first time all evening. Yep…I’m a barrel of laughs come sundown.
However, with a little planning, we are managing to eat fairly well in the midst of the chaos. Read: I’m not caving in to Carry Out Muse that whispers promises of ready-to-eat comfort food into my ear each night. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned about myself, it’s that when I’m bone-tired and craving comfort food, it helps to have a few quick dinners that taste better than take-out in my arsenal, so as not to succumb to the lure of the drive through window.
I have a big backlog of dinners to share, so I’m starting with my favorite meal of the past month.
This is a nut-free version of my favorite Thai take out, chicken satay.
Normally, chicken satay is served covered in a peanut butter sauce. But since peanuts are not welcome in our house, I used my favorite sunflower seed butter instead.
We love it so much that it’s earned a top spot in our regular dinner rotation!
If peanuts don’t close airways in your house, then by all means, use peanut butter in the sauce. Just know that I don’t think I’m being biased when I say that the Creamy SunButter really makes the dish.
Nut-Free Chicken Satay will satisfy carry-out cravings, even in the midst of the busiest of weeks.