CEimB: Chicken (Tofu) Sate' with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

by Joanne on August 27, 2009

This weeks CEimB recipe was chosen by Cathy of  The Tortefeasor.  On page 54-55 of The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger, you will find this delightful dish.  It’s a skewered, grilled recipe that you can use as an appetizer, snack, or use it as a dinner as we did.   


There were a few glitches:  1. Forgot to pound Ted’s chicken.  2.  Was going to use “Quorn” as my meat substitute but it was “unskewerable” so I did a last minute switcheroo to tofu.  That meant it didn’t marinate. 


Tofu with Quorn underneath in the "raw"

The recipe can be found HERE if you don’t have the book.

I bought 1 1/2 lbs of Boneless chicken tenders to save time.  The recipe called for breast halves and cut to 1″ strips.  My boneless tenders were a bit larger than 1″ and needed extra grill time. 

The Quorn was too small and broke apart when trying to skewer.  Since it had been in the marinade all afternoon, I decided it could be grilled and used at some other time.  The Tofu was put directly on the grill to cook and the Quorn on the foil.

The tofu had to be sliced in thick slabs so it could be skewered and grilled just a little longer than the chicken. Personal preference.  After Ted brought it in from the grill he declared..”I do believe this is my Personal Best in cooking Tofu!”.

Tofu Sate' with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Tofu Sate' with Spicy Peanut Sauce


The Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce was made the night before. Easy to make. 1-2-3, in the fridge, you’re done and can be stored for up to 3 days.  It was spicy. It WAS good!  It was a necessary addition to this dish.


Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

This recipe would be a great appetizer for Football Sunday get togethers or to grill at tail gate parties.   Go Cowboys!

Chicken Sate' in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chicken Sate' in Spicy Peanut Sauce


Great pick, Cathy!  The Tortefeasor scores!

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  • At 2009.08.27 09:57, Mary Ann said:

    You know, I thought about using tofu as a substitute in this one. It looks really good grilled and so does your chicken.
    I am amazed that you make a so many different variations of each recipe.

    • At 2009.08.27 10:42, Lauryn said:

      Both the chicken and the tofu look delicious!!! Looks like Ted did do a great job wit the grilling!

      • At 2009.08.27 10:47, peggy said:

        I’m so lame I couldn’t figure out how to skewer a one inch strip of chicken, so I cut mine into chunks. It is much pretty as the strips. This was so good though. Loved the sauce.

        • At 2009.08.27 11:43, Jeena said:

          Great dinner it looks like a delicious marinade.

          • At 2009.08.27 13:11, Sara said:

            Looks amazing! I really enjoyed this sauce as well, this was a winner.

            • At 2009.08.27 14:33, Cathy said:

              Yay! I am so glad that you liked this, and I was thinking of you specifically when I was hoping hoping hoping that there would be a great, meatless way to enjoy this. And of course you found one! You make me want to start experimenting with tofu and other vegetable-based proteins. It all looks fabulous! Thanks for cooking along this week!

              • At 2009.08.27 18:04, Dawn said:

                I definitely want to try the spicy peanut dipping sauce!

                • At 2009.08.27 21:20, Rachel said:

                  That looks really good, I think I would enjoy it with tofu too.

                  • At 2009.08.27 21:30, applec said:

                    Mary Ann: No kids – just the two of us and a dog. That makes it easy to accom. preferences. Besides – I work fast 🙂

                    Lauryn: Ted is our grill pro. Good thing he is good at it.

                    Peggy: Chunks are good. My Quorn were in chunks and turned out perfect for left overs on a salad. No cutting up involved.

                    Jeena & Sara: Thanks. We like this dish.

                    Cathy: great pick. Make sure when you first try tofu to marinate it well to get some flavor in it then grill or fry so you can get it crisp. That’s my fav. way to eat it.

                    Dawn and Rachel : The sauce if perfect. Give it a go. Thanks for the comments.

                    • At 2009.08.28 22:52, pamela said:

                      Looks great both ways. Another winner in my book from Ellie!

                      • At 2009.08.29 12:32, Alyssa said:

                        Your dish looks great and you’re right – it would be great at football parties!

                        I also can’t help but say.. that pizza you made in the post above just made me hungry. lol.

                        Take Care!

                        • At 2009.08.30 08:40, cheffresco said:

                          Yum! We love peanut sauce – I should really start making my own!

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