Spicy or Mild Kipsaté – Which One is Your Favorite?
Kipsaté or chicken satay is a popular street food originating from Indonesia. This dish gained popularity in the Netherlands and now, it has become one of the favorite snacks to enjoy with friends and family. Satay is usually served with peanut sauce and is best enjoyed with a cold beer or refreshing drink. When it comes to kipsaté, there are two main versions, spicy and mild. So, which one is your favorite?
- 500g chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
- In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, chili powder, cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic, ginger, and vegetable oil.
- Add chicken cubes to the marinade and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight for maximum flavor.
- Thread the chicken onto bamboo skewers and grill for 3-4 minutes per side, until cooked through and slightly charred.
- Serve the kipsaté with peanut sauce, sliced cucumber, and steamed rice.
If you like it spicy, feel free to add more chili powder or chopped chili pepper to the marinade. For a milder version, omit the chili powder and reduce the amount of ginger and garlic.
Here are some tips and tricks to make the perfect kipsaté:
- Cut the chicken into uniform cubes so that they cook evenly.
- Soak the bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning during grilling.
- Don’t overcrowd the skewers, leave some space in between the chicken cubes to ensure even cooking.
- Brush the chicken skewers lightly with oil before grilling them to prevent sticking and promote browning.
In conclusion, whether you prefer spicy or mild kipsaté, this recipe is sure to satisfy your Indonesian chicken skewer cravings. With a little bit of preparation and some basic grilling skills, you can whip up a batch of delicious kipsaté at home. Give it a try and let us know which version is your favorite!