Dairy Farmers of Canada

Curry Chicken Skewers with Zesty Peanut Sauce

A flavourful marinade made with cream ensures moist and delicious chicken skewers. Along with the scrumptious dip, they're equally fabulous as hors d'oeuvres as they are for a plated appetizer.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Refrigeration: 30 min
Yields 6 servings
curry chicken skewers with zesty peanut sauce


  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) curry paste
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 lb (450 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Zesty Peanut Sauce
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) fresh gingerroot minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) peanut butter
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated lime zest
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Soak eighteen 6-inch (15 cm) bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes.

In a shallow dish, whisk together garlic, curry paste, cream and lime juice. Cut chicken crosswise into eighteen strips, each about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick; thread onto skewers. Place chicken in marinade in dish, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 min or for up to 24 hrs.

Preheat broiler, or barbecue to medium-high. Remove skewers from marinade; discard marinade. Season chicken with salt and pepper. If using broiler, place skewers on foil-lined baking sheet. Broil or grill skewers for about 10 min, turning once, or until no longer pink inside.

Zesty Peanut Sauce:

In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cream, garlic, ginger and hot pepper flakes; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring often, for 3 min, until slightly reduced. Remove from heat; let bubbles subside.

Whisk in peanut butter until melted then whisk in remaining cream, soy sauce and lime zest. Serve warm in bowls with skewers.


It's easiest to grate the zest from the lime before juicing it. Just wrap the zest in plastic wrap and refrigerate it until you make the dip.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 312 Calories
Protein: 24 g
Carbohydrate: 5 g
Fat: 23 g
Fibre: 1.1 g
Sodium: 157 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 4 % / 46 mg
Magnesium: 20 %
Niacin: 49 %
Phosphorus: 22 %
Vitamin B6: 31 %