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chicken satay in air fryer

Air Fryer Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

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This is my take on Air-Fried Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce. Imagine succulent, juicy chicken thighs crisped to perfection in the air fryer, paired with a creamy peanut sauce. This is way better than takeout. You need to try this!

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 skewers


Chicken Satay

1 lb (8 pieces) chicken thighs (boneless skinless)

2 tbsp of red thai curry paste

1 tsp of turmeric

1 tbsp ginger*

2 cloves of garlic*

1 tbsp of cilantro stems*

4 tbsp of coconut milk (1 can of coconut milk)

1 tbsp avocado oil

1 tbsp fish sauce

Peanut Sauce

The rest of the coconut milk

2 tbsp creamy peanut butter

1 tbsp of red thai curry paste

1 tbsp of soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

Juice of 1/2 of lime

Garnish with roasted peanuts, cilantro and green onions.


Prepare Chicken:

Preheat Air Fryer:

Skewer Chicken:

Air Fry Chicken:


Prepare Peanut Sauce:



  • Marinate Thoroughly: Let the chicken soak in the marinade for at least 30 minutes. This helps it absorb all those tasty flavors before cooking.
  • Preheat Air Fryer: Always preheat your air fryer before cooking to ensure even cooking and crispiness.
  • Sauce it Up: Baste the chicken with peanut sauce halfway through cooking and again before serving for maximum flavor.
  • Author: Carmen Spillette
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Marinating time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: mains
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: asian