Chuanr Chicken – Chinese Satay

Chuanr Chicken – Chinese Satay
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30
  • Servings: 4-6

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Delectable Chinese chicken satays that you will wish you had more of!


6 Bamboo skewers
3 Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/4 tsp (1 mL) Salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) Pepper
3 Cloves garlic
4 tsp (20 mL) Ground cumin
3 tsp (15 mL) Ground ginger
2 Chili flakes
1 tsp (5 mL) Ground Szechuan peppercorns (optional)
1 tsp (5 mL) Sesame oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) Toasted sesame seeds


SOAK the bamboo skewers in water for about 30 minutes.

CUT chicken into bite sized pieces, about ¾” (2 cm). Mix the salt and pepper with the garlic and spices.

THREAD the chicken on the skewers and arrange on a plate. Drizzle with sesame oil and massage to coat. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chicken satays coating evenly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

PREHEAT the BBQ to medium-high. Lightly coat the grill with non-stick cooking spray. Grill the chicken for 10-12 minutes, turning frequently until nicely char-grilled and the internal temperature has reached 165°F (74°C). Serve sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and Green Onion Ginger Sauce.


To make Green Onion Ginger Sauce - heat ¼ cup (60 mL) vegetable oil over medium-high. Add 1 bunch finely chopped green onions, ¼ cup (60 mL) finely minced gingerroot, ½ tsp (2 mL) shaoxing wine or dry sherry and 1 tsp (5 mL) soy sauce.

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