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Chicken Satay (Sate Ayam Banjar)


  • Soak bamboo skewers in water overnight


  • 500 g chicken slice finger long
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tamarind juice soak tamarind in hot water to produce this juice, available in Asian store, online, Safe on Foods/Pricesmart, No Frills
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


  • 10 bird eye chilies
  • 5 garlic
  • 2 to matoes soaked in hot water, skinned then blender it
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste available in Asian store, sometimes at Safe on Foods
  • 1 tsp salt or as needed
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar/palm sugar
  • 300 cc chicken broth


  • Roll chicken slices in pepper, nutmeg, cloves, salt and oil, let stand for 30 minutes
  • Thread each chicken slices into skewers and grill we;; on ember of charcoal
  • Serve immediately with the sauce and warm rice


  • Boil chilies and garlic until soften, then make paste
  • Mix paste with the rest of the ingredients, boil until thickened.