These delicious & juicy strips of chicken are coated in a nutty satay sauce made with only healthy ingredients and paired with a vibrant sweet chilli sauce.

Low carb chicken satay strips with a sweet chilli sauce

This week's recipe comes from Primal Living's very own TV presenter (yes, we're live on Freeview 72 & Sky 670 every evening, 5-7pm) and Nutritional Therapist, Poppy Hadkinson. Not only are these chicken satay strips incredibly easy to make, but they're low in carbs and free from refined sugar - unlike your typical supermarket satay sauces.

Served with cucumber, these chicken satay strips are the perfect healthy choice. Either enjoy them as a starter, light lunch or as a side, and for those who are new to using peanut butter in our Primal recipes, always opt for natural, sugar-free versions. Anything with added ingredients and packed full of sugar is a big no no in our Primal books!

Healthy sweet chilli sauce served with low carb chicken satay strips

Thanks to the protein from the chicken and the healthy fats from the peanut butter, this recipe will also leave you feeling full and satisfied. Peanuts are also a great source of potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and B vitamins and while they may be high in calories (which isn't a bad thing if consumed in moderation), they're nutrient-rich and low in carbs.

Here's the recipe. Enjoy!

Healthy low carb chicken satay strips served with cucumber and sweet chilli sauce

Chicken satay strips with a sweet chilli sauce

 Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: 25-30 minutes
Servings: 3-4 servings



Chicken satay:

  • 300g chicken breast, sliced into strips
  • 3 tbsp (you might need more) natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce/coconut aminos
  • 1/2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp curry power
  • Hot water, as needed


  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 1 tsp ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 100g red chillies finely chopped, or 1 tbsp of chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp salt flakes
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar


Begin by pre-heating the oven to 180 fan.

Mix all satay contents into a bowl and add hot water as needed to create a satay sauce consistency.

Roll the chicken breast strips in the satay sauce and place evenly spaced on a baking tray. Pop into the oven for 15-20mins and check chicken is cooked through before removing.

While the chicken cooks, make the sauce by placing all contents into a bowl and mixing thoroughly.

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