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Pineapple Chicken Satay Appetizer Recipe


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Delightful Pineapple Chicken Satay Appetizer Recipe

As a part of our ongoing favorite blog recipe series, we are back with one of the all-time kid-loved appetizers from my fabulous husband. We are proud to present our pineapple chicken satay appetizer recipe.

These delicious satay chicken skewers feature the flavors of pineapple, lemongrass, and cilantro. Satay is a perfect way to jazz up everyday ingredients like chicken.

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Delicious Pineapple Chicken Satay Appetizer Recipe

Creamy Pineapple Chicken Satay Skewers

For the chicken satay

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  • 3 mushrooms (we used button mushrooms)
  • 1 medium red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground
  • Juice of one lime (medium sized)
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups bread crumbs

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  1. Place everything but the meat, cilantro, black pepper, and breadcrumbs in a blender. Blend until all of the vegetables are finely chopped.
  2. Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl with your hand (wash them first; they really are the best tool for this).
  3. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  4. Mold about 2 ounces of the mixture onto a skewer (see picture).  This is easier if you keep your hands wet.  You can also use lemongrass stalks in place of the skewers.
  5. Cook the satay on a grill or griddle until done.  Top with the sauce and serve.

For the sauce

  • 3 six-ounce cans pineapple juice
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, smashed
  • Small handful of cilantro root
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chipotle pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

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  1. Place all ingredients except the cornstarch and water in a saucepot and bring to a simmer. Allow the mixture to cook for 5 minutes
  2. Mix together the cornstarch and cold water.
  3. Wisk the cornstarch slurry into the simmering sauce. Allow the sauce to cook for a few additional minutes.
  4. It is ready when the sauce thickens and no longer tastes of starch. Strain the sauce.

To finish the sauce

  • 2 small, sweet peppers, sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Sauté the peppers and pineapple together.
  2. The mixture is ready when the peppers soften. Add in the sesame seed and cilantro, then sauté for an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Add the mixture to the prepared sauce base.

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  1. I’m totally doing this! These look out rages sleep delicious. Anything with pineapple in it, in my opinion, is the best.

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Those are great. I want to make these for my super bowl party! They will be a huge hit.

  3. Maggie Branch

    This looks absolutely delicious. It is definitely different and the flavors sound perfect together. The presentation on the plate was very nice also.

  4. These look delicious! I want to try making them. I’m kind of afraid but it doesn’t look too hard.

  5. These look delicious and like something my husband and I would love to try! It seems like a simple enough recipe for a really fancy looking dish!

  6. I have never thought to prepare chicken this way! The peppers and pineapple together will compliment each other nicely! This recipe will be a fun one to try, thank you for sharing!

  7. This is making me drool! I will definitely be trying your recipe, I love how it looks and sound!

  8. Now that sounds like Game Day Food I would love! What a great recipe! I can’t wait to give it a try.

  9. You can never go wrong with game day food when its on a stick! Thats the perfect snack-through-the-game meal.

  10. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try making this on the weekend. I am sure my family will love it.

  11. Pam

    I love chicken satay! This sounds like an awesome recipe and great use of pineapple juice.

  12. This looks like an incredible appetizer. That pineapple flavor would be amazing with those peppers.

  13. Oh my. That is so neat. I have not seen it made like this. Yummm!

  14. Love your recipe. Pineapple and chicken is such a delicious flavor combination.

  15. Tracey

    That looks so good! I had it once at a restaurant and never thought to try to make it.

  16. GIRL!! You are one creative cook! These look fabulous!

  17. My mouth is completely watering right now! I lived in Singapore for awhile in fell in love with satay. This is a delicious version!

  18. I am absolutely trying this, oh yeah I will. The photos got me excited and I’m absolutely sure this taste oh so good!

  19. I love chicken satay anything! Literally one of my most favorite dishes and way to cook chicken. I have never made a sweet sauce before, I will have to try that out.

  20. This is a beautiful dish. Very colorful. I’ve never had anything like it.

  21. I love Dole products! This looks and sounds like a super yummy recipe! Would love to try it out sometime!

  22. Yum… this recipe looks so delicious ! Can’t wait to try this weekend! I love chicken satay

  23. Mm, that looks awesome. My family will love this, for sure.

  24. I’m not a fan of pineapple and chicken together, but this looks really good! I might omit the pineapples and just use them as a side! 🙂

  25. I love any recipe with pineapple. I’d be happy to try this!

  26. krystal

    Chicken skewers are my favorite street or fair food but I’ve never made them at home. This would be a delicious way to do so!

  27. I’m making this for dinner next week! It looks amazing! I will have to make sure to share this with my best friend she loves recipes like this.

  28. Loving this recipe! Look delish and with pineapples and chicken is an automatic yet! I Pinned this!

  29. These chicken satay appetizers look absolutely amazing! I would love to make these for my family. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Rosie

    Wow I’ve never made anything like this, and it sure looks wonderful, and the sauce looks special, too. I’m excited to try it!

  31. sheila ressel

    OMG that looks so good! That is something I could definitely enjoy, game day or not!

  32. This looks so much yummy, I love pineapples wespecially when combined with other food stuff, like meat. Thanks for the recipe! )))

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