Thursday, August 27, 2009

CEiMB- Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Today's CEiMB recipe- Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce, is one that I have been wanting to try for awhile now. I am so glad that Cathy picked it! You can find the recipe on her blog- The Tortefeasor, which I highly suggest you start reading, if you don't already or you can find the recipe HERE.

Now, I know my chicken is looking kinda sad, without any grill marks, but for some reason I decided to broil mine. Not really the best idea, since I put the broiler pan on the very top rack and even though I soaked my skewers, we still had some flames. Unbelievable!-especially since the day before my neighbor's kitchen was on fire. I stayed right there and watched them, but it was still a bit scary.

I moved the rack down to the next notch, a little bit farther from the heat for the next batch and luckily we didn't have any more flames.

My whole family liked the chicken. It was tender and flavorful, thanks to the marinade and the kids really enjoyed the whole eating-something-off-of-a-stick-that-you-can-then-turn-into-a-weapon-at -the-dinner-table idea.
Review on the peanut sauce- my husband said it was good. My son didn't like it, my daughters did. It was good, but not my favorite peanut sauce that I have ever made or tasted-It was a little too thick. Maybe I am too picky about peanut sauce. Maybe I have made too many different peanut sauces-idk. I don't want you to think it isn't good, it is! (This one is my favorite so far)

Overall though, we really enjoyed this recipe. Go see what the other CEiMBer's thought by checking out the Blogroll!

I also revisited the Oven Baked Onion Rings that I picked a couple weeks ago. The recipe uses Baked Lays Originals for the coating and I thought it would be fun to try it with some of the other Baked Lays flavors. We tried Cheddar & Sour Cream, Sour Cream & Onion and Barbeque Flavor. The Sour Cream & Onion were the fave and the BBQ were the least fave, a little too sweet, but it was fun to try other flavors.
Pam tried the onion rings again recently too- check out her post-HERE!

One Year Ago- What's in your Lunchbox #1-Finger picking chicken balls, mini caramel apples, mini bagel sammies, and fruit parfaits with homemade granola

12 comments:

Peggy said...

Girl I love the way your chicken looks on that skewer. Mine looks lame-o. we loved this tasty dish. Yours looks so good.

Cathy said...

Yikes - flames!! I can't believe that happened right after the fire at your neighbor's house (did you ever get that fire extinguisher?) I'm glad that your family liked the chicken! This is the first peanut sauce I've ever made, and I really liked it, but it wouldn't surprise me if there are others out there that are better! Now that I know how much I love peanut sauce, I need to try other recipes, and I'll definitely be trying your favorite. Thanks for cooking along this week Mary Ann(and for your nice words about my blog!)

amanda said...

Ahh, flames in the kitchen... one of my biggest fears! I'm glad everything's okay.

I think your chicken looks delish and those onion rings are droolworthy!

Lauryn said...

Your chicken (and onion rings) look awesome!!! Sour Cream & Onion - YUM! I would be scared too if I saw flames coming out of my oven...but sounds like you were able to get everything under control!

Kirsten said...

That looks great, and love the fact your kids used the skewers as weapons...I can see that happening at my dinner table too!

sara said...

Your plate looks so perfect, I think your chicken looks really good. I will have to try out your favorite peanut sauce, since you seem to be an authority on the subject :)

applecrumbles said...

Looks great! I liked the sauce because I made it spicy. It was a super dish.

Anne said...

I think my son would love the skewered chicken too- fun! We recently had a similar issue with the broiler- I'm glad that your kitchen is still in tact! :)

Kerstin said...

Oh no, you're teasing me with those onion rings again :) Great idea to use different flavored chips!

So glad you averted the flames too - sounds like something that would happen to me!

biz319 said...

My daughter loves chicken satay - and sadly I've never made it at home!

Thanks for sharing!

Pamela said...

Guess I'm gonna have to go get some Sour Cream & Onion Baked Lays to make these suckers again. I just love those onion rings! And I enjoyed this one, too. Weapons at the table...I feel your pain!

pinkstripes said...

The spicy peanut sauce sounds delicious. Your baked onion rings are killing me thoguh. Love them!