Almond Chicken Sate

This made enough for 2 hungry adults, plus leftovers for one. We prefer our food to be spicy, but if you can’t take the heat, lower the amount of red chili flake in the sauce.


  • 2.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • Cooking spray
  • Fresh basil or cilantro
  • 1/2 cup slivered raw almonds
  • Vegetable side dish to serve the chicken on: I enjoyed it over a pound of steamed rainbow chard, but spaghetti squash worked very nicely as well (and is pictured)


  • 1 cup gluten free chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free low salt tamari
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons ginger (from a jar is easiest)

Spicy Almond Sauce:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup gluten free chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free low salt tamari
  • 3 tablespoons ginger
  • juice from the lime you just zested (or 4 tablespoons approx)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste (or curry powder if you don’t have it)
  • 1 shallot minced


Combine all marinade ingredients in a non-reactive bowl. Whisk marinade, add chicken to the container, and let the meat marinate for an hour in the fridge.

Place all Spicy Almond Sauce ingredients into a food processor, and blend until it’s a smooth paste. Microwave for 1 minute, or heat in a small saucepan for 5 minutes.

Line a cookie baking sheet with foil, then put a meshed cooling tray on top. Spay the cooling tray with cooking spray, and put your chicken tenderloins on top. Broil the chicken on high in your oven for at least 5 minutes on each side. You will need to test for doneness. I found this method faster than having to soak skewers, but if you prefer kabobs, it’s easy that way too.

When the chicken is fully cooked, place it over your desired veggie, and top with the spicy almond sauce. Sprinkle with the slivered almonds.

One Comment Add yours

  1. This was good. I loved this!! Easy to make and the grandkids really loved it. The grandaughter had seconds on the chicken. Nummy. Thank you…

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