Chicken Satay Curry

With our slimming-friendly version of a delicious Chicken Satay Curry – who needs the Takeaway? Perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We love Satay. But as with everything we love, it’s not very slimming friendly. So we decided to come up with our own Chicken Satay Curry fakeaway recipe is not only slimming-friendly, but Weight Watchers too!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

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How many Calories are in this Chicken Satay Curry?

There are 293 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Chicken Satay Curry. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. 

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

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What diets is this Chicken Satay Curry suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Soy Sauce
  • Fish Sauce
  • Cornflour (Xanthan Gum is a good substitute – just use a tiny bit!)

You could also enjoy this Chicken Satay Curry if you’re dairy free.

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Satay  Curry recipe?

A takeaway version of this recipe could have more than 18 Points per portion!

Our Weight Watchers friendly version has just 3 Smart Points per portion. That leaves you plenty of Points for accompaniments like rice!

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How to make this Chicken Satay Curry

This curry is really easy to make and is soooo tasty you’ll never want to buy a takeaway version again! Here’s a summary;

  • Blitz the spices up and fry the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli
  • Add the spices and other sauce ingredients (except the cornflour) and simmer
  • Blitz the sauce up and return to the pan
  • Mix the cornflour with a little water and add to the sauce to thicken. Set aside
  • Fry the onion and chicken in some Low calorie cooking spray
  • Add the vegetables and soy sauce and cook for a couple of minutes
  • Add the satay sauce and simmer for a few minutes until the chicken is cooked through
  • Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below

What should you should serve with Chicken Satay Curry?

Any of the following go really well with Chicken Satay Curry. It would really go with anything you fancy, but here are some great Fakeaway accompaniments;

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

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Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Satay Curry?

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This recipe contains ingredients which can be found in most supermarkets. It’s really easy to make and you’ll be amazed at how good it tastes!

To get that nutty flavour, we’ve used a defatted peanut butter powder called PB2. There are loads of different brands available, you’ll just need to check the nutritional values of each of them as they can vary.

PB2 is a powdered peanut butter, and it’s made with peanuts that are slow-roasted and pressed to remove the fat.

It’s all natural, no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. It even has the same consistency and flavour of full-fat peanut butter, when mixed with double the amount of water, but with more than 85% less fat.

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You can find it on Amazon or in most supermarkets.

We also use Alpro Coconut Drink. Make sure you buy the Coconut Drink and not coconut milk – they are VERY different in calories and Points! You can also get this in most supermarkets, either chilled or with the UHT and alternative milks.

We don’t use any fancy equipment for this recipe. We use a stick blender to get the sauce silky smooth. Again, these are often available at the larger supermarkets if you don’t already have one, or you can pick one up on Amazon.

Can you cook Chicken Satay Curry another way?

This recipe is really quick to make using the method below. We wouldn’t advise using a different method to cook it.

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How do you know when Chicken Satay Curry is cooked?

You should cook this Chicken Satay Curry until the chicken is cooked through, the sauce is thickened and glossy, and the vegetables are tender.

This should take approx 30 minutes on the hob.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Chicken Satay Curry in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chicken Satay Curry in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Chicken Satay Curry?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Chicken Satay Curry?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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293kcal 3

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To make the Satay sauce
  1. Place the spices into a food processor/blender and blitz until very fine or you can grind them with a mortar and pestle
  2. Fry the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli in some Low calorie cooking spray until the onion is soft
  3. Add the freshly ground spices and stir for one minute then add all the other sauce ingredients apart from the cornflour
  4. Simmer over a medium heat for 10 minutes then blitz with a slick blender/in a blender/food processor until smooth then return to the pan
  5. Turn the heat up to high. Mix the cornflour with a little water, then stir it into the simmering sauce, until it thickens then set aside
To make the Chicken Satay Curry
  1. Spray a wok with low calorie cooking spray and over a high heat fry the onion and chicken breast until the onion softens
  2. Add in the vegetables & 1 tbsp of soy sauce stir fry for a few minutes then add the sauce
  3. Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with your choice of accompaniment!

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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  1. Absolutely delicious! Has been added to the regular favourite recipes! Added babycorn for extra speed and served with noodles… Best thing I’ve cooked in a while!!

  2. This recipe is amazing! New ingredients for me in terms of PB2 and the alpro milk but now I know what I’m doing this will be a staple in our house! Thanks for the delicious treat, you guys are wonderful!

  3. Made this and my other half loved it. Would it be ok to double the sauce mix and freeze half? Would then make a quick meal when coming in from work.

  4. This is INCREDIBLE. Tastes absolutely like Satay sauce from our local takeaway. I made it and served over Singapore noodles with SW chips… It tasted every bit as good. If you’re not sure whether to give this a try, DO IT. It will not disappoint!

    1. Hi Emma
      So glad you liked it. Occasionally recipes don’t turn out quite as planned, and sometimes they do, but this one really did turn out way better than we ever thought it would.

  5. Tried this tonight and I must say it was absolutely amazing. Thanks so much pinch of nom. Please tell me that the sauce is suitable for home freezing?

  6. Another one to add to my ever increasing list of favourites. Love this recipe. So easy to make yet so good.

  7. omg made this this evening, it tasted exactly like the takeaway. my husband loved it. thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  8. Tried this recipe and found it very very good! I used xylotol for the sweetner and next will probably skip the broccoli or substitute cut green beans but on the whole a great result

  9. This is delicious!! I used glucumannon as the thickener to make it gluten free and worked perfectly. my new favorite recipe 🙂

  10. Had an absolute disaster making this. Blender decided to not close properly and got it everywhere (nice tinge of yellow thanks to the tumeric) and then the pan boiled over whilst i was sorting out the cornflour and i lost half the liquid and reluctantly had to start again 😂 but Oh…my…god I’m glad i did. This recipe is absolutely amazing!! I cannot thank you enough for it. This will definitely keep me on track as satay is something I’ve missed! Absolutely delicious and literally better than the last satay chicken takeaway i had. Thank you again! 😃

  11. Hi all:) ,

    I’ve seen a few comments re freezing and doubling up… looking to batch cook the sauce so wondering if it really is a case of doubling /tripling with regards to coconut and spices? Made the mistake of giving my partner a plate so my four portions have become 2 !!!! Thanks in advance 🙂 Debs x

  12. Hi Kate
    Satay is definitely one of my favourites 😍
    Can’t wait to try your recipe tomorrow night !
    Got my PB2 from amazon and just need to pick up Alpro coconut milk tomorrow
    Thanks for sharing 😚

  13. WOW! Made as a Saturday night fakeaway. This Chicken Satay is delicious.and sooo easy to make. It’s now our favourite from your many fantastic dishes. it will certainly be on the menu again very soon. Trying so many of your recipes and it’s making the SW journey so enjoyable. Thank you,

    1. Just cooked this for dinner tonight…wow!!! Absolutely delicious and better than anything you’d get from a takeaway. Number 1 favourite PoN recipe (knocking orzo chicken off the top!) 👍👍

  14. I made this last Friday night; me and my kids loved it. I also gave some to a couple of friends to try and they too thought it was delicious. Would definitely make again, and again!!!

    Thank you!

  15. 4tbsp powder to 8tbsp water does not make a paste and is not the right ratio according to PB2. Do I follow your instruction which makes water or the PB2 instruction which makes a paste?

  16. Does anyone know if there is a difference between alpro chilled and alpro long life please as I have brought the chilled one

  17. Cooked this tastes lovely all though I remade the sauce without the sweetener really doesn’t need it and it was much better no bitter after taste that you get with sweeteners

  18. Hi, this looks lovely! The veg in the recipe doesn’t match the picture though – no peas or broccoli or carrots.? Looks like mange tout and peppers, has the recipe changed since the picture was taken? I was wondering if the carrots were supposed to be part of the sauce and therefore blended in or not.

  19. omg….tried it. and loved it it froze a few portions also and don’t know if it’s just me but the frozen batch tasted nicer than the freshly cooked one delicious all round with fried rice..slimming world version of course

  20. Absolutely amazing! I used powdered spices, didn’t liquidate, used coconut oil spray, no sweetener, no cornflour, a splash of sweet chilli sauce, and used soy milk.

  21. I’ve just made it and it was FANTASTIC! It doesn’t taste like a low fat/ no sugar version at all. I’ve added some Chinese five spice as we really like it. Just as well I’ve doubled the quantities and made loads to freeze as it seems to be our new favourite. Thank you:)

  22. 10/10 This tastes really really naughty.. Holland and Barrett are selly the peanut powder for half price and you can buy any own brand of almond milk (Check contents) i did double the recipie which serves 6 very hungry people and only used peppers and onions for my veg ….. thays how my local Chinese cook it xx

  23. Hi do you think coconut Greek yogurt would work instead of coconut milk please? If so how much yogurt would you recommend to use please? Tia rachael xx

  24. I absolutely loved this however I did swap the peppers and carrots for mange tout and baby corn instead and left out the sweetener and it was delicious.. thank you

  25. Sorry if I’m being dense … do the finely chopped carrots get added to the sauce? Then blitzed?

    I’m probably reading it wrong but it looks like they are added to the curry element and I’m wondering if they needed to be cooked in the sauce?


    LOVE your recipes 👏🏻

    1. Hi Becky,

      The carrots don’t get blitzed, you add them to the pan when cooking the chicken breast just before adding the sauce in to simmer 😊

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