Sweet chicken satay (sate ayam bumbu manis)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 kg boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut into small cubes

10 cloves of garlic

6 cloves of shallot

6 candle nuts

4 cm of galangal

1 block of palm sugar, grate it

1 lime, use the juice only

2 tablespoons of ground coriander

1 teaspoon of ground cumin

1 tablespoons of ground black pepper

6 tablespoons of fine-granulated brown sugar

100 ml sweet soy sauce

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

6 tablespoons of fish sauce


  • In a blender, blend garlic, shallot, candle nuts, galangal and palm sugar until smooth.
  • Place it in a big container and add the rest of the seasoning. Mix it well.
  • Marinate the meat cubes for at least 1 hour, the longer it takes the better, and keep it in a fridge.
  • Take it out of the fridge and then arrange the cubes on a skewer, 4-5 pieces each.
  • Grill it until cooked. Flip it over as needed.
  • Serve it with spicy soy sauce (Indonesian-sambal kecap) at the side.


Sweet Chicken Satay (Sate Ayam Bumbu Manis), photo 1
Sweet Chicken Satay (Sate Ayam Bumbu Manis), photo 2


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