Easy Chicken Satay Curry

This easy chicken satay curry is flavor-packed and deliciously creamy.

Easy Chicken Satay Curry

When you take a bite of this curry, you will get some incredible flavors thanks to the red curry paste, peanut butter, mushrooms, and chicken. It is undoubtedly a must-try if you love a good curry.

I reckon you can easily feed a family of four from a single batch of this recipe. However, it heavily depends on whether you are having side dishes and how hungry everyone is.

Curry will reheat well, so if you end up cooking too much, feel free to wrap it and have it for lunch the next day. The leftovers should last for about three days in the refrigerator.

Side Dishes to Serve with this Curry

This delicious curry dish goes perfectly with a wide range of delicious side dishes. Below are a couple of examples of what you can make to go with the curry.

As you would expect, steamed rice works best with this delicious curry. You can cook the rice over the stove or take the easy option and cook it in a rice cooker. Both options result in some lovely cooked rice.

Satay Chicken Curry with Peanut Butter

For something a little healthier, I recommend making some cauliflower rice. It is surprisingly easy to make and is perfect if you are trying to stick to a diet. I almost prefer it over regular rice.

I also love to serve this curry with some homemade naan bread. If you do not have the time, you can get some pretty decent naan bread from your local supermarket.

The video below will show you all the steps on how to make a chicken satay curry. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right below the video.

Chicken Satay Curry Recipe

4.67/5 (94%) 3 votes
Prep Time10 Minutes
Cook Time20 Minutes
Total Time30 Minutes


  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 5 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 500 g (1.1 lb) chicken thigh, roughly cubed
  • 2 Tbsp red curry paste
  • 400 ml (13.5 fl oz) coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frypan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook until the onion starts to go translucent. Roughly 3 minutes.
  3. Now, add the chicken thigh and cook until browned.
  4. Next, add the curry paste and cook until aromatic. Roughly 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the coconut cream and peanut butter and mix well.
  6. Let simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and thickened.
  7. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • You can use different cuts of chicken other than chicken thighs. Depending on your budget, other cuts can be much more affordable such as chicken drumsticks or chicken breast. If you use drumsticks, you may want to cook the curry for longer.
  • If you need to bulk out this chicken satay curry, then try adding carrot or potato. You will get more serves out of the curry without blowing your budget.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 291g (10.3 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories Per Serving: 595
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 43.2g
Saturated Fat: 18.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 12.2g
Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
Sugars: 5.7g
Cholesterol: 111mg
Sodium: 552mg
Protein: 41.5g

The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.

More Delicious Curries

There are so many different curries that you can make. Below is a couple of recipes that I highly recommend making if you have the time.

The butter chicken curry is an absolute must-try. The recipe makes use of a homemade curry paste, so it involves a little more work than this recipe. However, the results are certainly worth it.

Another curry that I reckon you will love is the creamy chicken korma. Again, it is not as easy as this recipe, but it has some incredibly delicious flavors. I highly recommend giving it a try.

Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this delicious satay chicken curry by leaving a comment below.


  1. Avatar for Coz
    Coz on

    Can you freeze

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      You can freeze the dish. It should last for about three months.

  2. Avatar for Melissa
    Melissa on

    This turned out very good. I had to substitute evaporated milk for coconut milk. Added a diced potato as an extender and some diced carrot for nutrients. It whipped up quick and easy; will definitely keep this recipe.

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    joe walker on

    made this but did a double dose because i like to cook in bulk.

    its delicious.

    made some slight preferential changes. didn’t add the mushrooms.

    i used crunchy peanut butter so you get a nice crunch and added some sliced and grated carrot.

    also added sweet soy sauce and some lime zest and juice.

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    Sarah on

    Love the name of your site loool

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    Katie Evans on

    Love chicken satay! This looks so good. Definitely a party hit. Glad I found you on the Inspire Me Monday link party. If you get a chance, I’d love it if you stopped by my blog sometime. Have a wonderful day!

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