Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut-Pumpkin Sauce

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 10 servings (3 skewers per person)


Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut-Pumpkin Sauce features skewered morsels of succulent grilled chicken served with a zippy peanut-pumpkin sauce. Great for a taste-tempting appetizer or main dish.


  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 bunches green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces (white parts only)
  • 30 (4-inch) skewers


PLACE pumpkin, evaporated milk, peanut butter, chopped green onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar and cayenne pepper in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth. Combine 1/2 cup pumpkin mixture and chicken in medium bowl; cover. Reserve remaining pumpkin mixture. Marinate chicken in refrigerator, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.

ALTERNATELY thread chicken, bell peppers and green onion pieces onto skewers. Discard any remaining marinade.

PREHEAT grill or broiler.

GRILL or broil, turning once, for 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Heat remaining pumpkin mixture; serve with satay.

NOTE: If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before threading.

Pumpkin Perfect

by a. angie , HAZLEHURST, GA on Jun. 2008

This has to be the most Savory / filling dish ever. we probally could have cut the dipping ingredients in half. We had some to throw away. We served w/ brussel sprouts and grilled Zucchni. Every one I told about the recipe turned their nose up at it....They have no idea what they are missing.

Thai Pumpkin Satay

by B. BRUCE , WARREN, RI on Aug. 2007

This is an excellent way to use pumpkin. I've grown up with rarely eating pumpkin in anything except at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This recipe makes a appetizing and yet healthy addition to the diet.

a change of pace

by L. Linda , LANCASTER, PA on Aug. 2007

This recipe caught my notice because my husband loves pumpkin so I'm always on the alert for different ways to use it. The non-traditional use of pumpkin especially appealed to me. The results were delicious - the pumpkin satay will definately be making a return appearance.


by R. Rebecca , Oswego, KS on Apr. 2007

This was a very interesting recipe. My husband kinda looked at me like I was nuts, but he changed his mind. turned out pretty good.

Tia Pumpkin Satay

by P. Phyllis , HIGHLAND, IL on Apr. 2007

Great recipe. Yummy!!!!!, Tasty!!!!! Delicious!!!!!

Pumpkin is good!!!

by N. Nancy , Parkersburg, WV on Mar. 2007

I'm really not much of a pumpkin eater, but this recipe was good. I think I'll be eating a little bit more pumpkin now..

Thai Pumpkin Statay

by D. Dianne , Anderson, TX on Feb. 2007

My husband & I both really enjoy eating pumpkin. We enjoy it made different ways. We will more than likely have it at least once a week.

W. Hays

by W. Wendy , FLUSHING, MI on Jan. 2007

I was a little skeptical at first but I'm glad I made it. It was a big hit and very good.

Thai Pumpkin Satay

by V. Vicky , CORPUS CHRISTI, TX on Jan. 2007

A very good healthy source of protein and very tasting. My family loves it!

Thai Pumpkin Satay

by M. Michelle , Jamestown, RI on Jan. 2007

I made this recipe for my husband and it was a huge success. He loved the satay so much that he even put in on his rice! I will be making this one again!