Healthy Satay Chicken Skewers Recipe


Homemade satay chicken on a bed of cauliflower rice with some sweet potato wedges

This dish is a great alternative to the usual take-away version, and tastes so good! Clean eating isn’t all about chicken, rice & broccoli you know, as surprising as that may seem in the bodybuilding world!

In order for anyone to sustain a lifestyle of healthy eating, without it being a 4 or 8 or 12-week plan, the individual must learn to love the food they are eating. It does’t mean you have to refrain from all your favourite foods. There are always ways to alter dishes to make them much more healthy and letting you enjoy your favourite meals withour any guilt.

Remember, Live to eat, not Eat to live!

Instead of ordering in a takeaway for a catch up with a good friend, I decided to make something healthy so we didn’t have to feel the guilt afterwards! I think it was a hit 😉  Try it! See recipe below.


1/2 head of cauliflower, grated or finely chopped.

1 large sweet potato

2 chicken breasts

1/2 red onion

1 tbsp ground coriander

2 cloves garlic

chilli flakes (to your taste)

1 tbsp ground cumin

Juice of 1 small lime

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 heaped tbsp crunchy peanut butter

1 tsp soy sauce

2 tbsp coconut, shredded

1-2 cups water


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
  2. Clean and cut sweet potato into wedges, par-boil in a saucepan for 5 mins (make sure they aren’t over-cooked, you should just be able to pierce through them). With some coconut oil and sea salt on a baking tray, spread wedges and oven-cook until golden.
  3. Make skewers adding chopped green pepper, chicken, pepper, chicken, etc.
  4. Oven-cook for 10-15 mins.
  5. Grate or finely chop the cauliflower.
  6. Fry in coconut oil until they’re slightly browned.
  7. To another heated pan, add coconut oil, cumin, chilli, coriander, onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add the remaining ingredients with the cup of water, adding more depending on the desired consistency.
  9. Leave to simmer for 10 mins.
  10. Spread onto skewers when cooked and return to oven for a further 3-5 minutes.
  11. Serve the skewers on the cauliflower rice, with a side of sweet potato wedges and add remaining satay sauce to a dish for a dipping sauce.

And just like that, you have a healthy, satisfying dish 🙂 Give it a go and tag @caloriesandcarbs on Facebook or Instagram!

Alana xo

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