Joe Wicks' satay chicken with Asian slaw recipe

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Joe Wicks’ satay chicken with Asian slaw takes 20 minutes to make and is under 700 calories per portion.

Joe Wicks satay chicken with Asian slaw
(Image credit: Andrew Burton)
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories673 Kcal34%
Sugar11.6 g13%
Fat41.6 g59%
Saturated Fat16.3 g82%
Salt1.6 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein60.1 g120%
Carbohydrates13.5 g5%
Salt1.6 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This satay chicken with Asian slaw from Joe Wicks uses almond butter instead of peanuts for a delicious flavour twist. 

Joe Wicks chicken pie recipe is a great family option and if you want another crowd pleaser, you need to try this satay recipe. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. You could also serve the satay as a starter for your next dinner party. 


  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 200g skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into large, bite-sized pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ small red cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled
  • handful of coriander
  • ½ red chilli
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds




  1. First make the satay sauce. In a small bowl mix together the almond butter, soy sauce, juice of half the lime and 2 tablespoons of water.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a wok or frying pan over a high heat. Season the chicken thigh pieces with salt and pepper then put them into the pan. Fry for 6 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile grate the red cabbage and carrot into a bowl. Roughly chop the coriander and finely slice the red chilli - remove the seeds if you don't like it hot. Scrape the coriander and chilli into the cabbage bowl. Sprinkle in the sesame seeds and squeeze over the juice from the remaining lime half. Mix the slaw together, season to taste.
  4. Come back to the chicken. Lower the heat, pour in the satay sauce. Bubble away, stirring for a couple of minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. Check by slicing into one of the larger pieces - the knife should cut through easily and the meat will have turned from pink to a whitish brown.
  5. Pile the slaw onto a plate and dish up the satay chicken.  

Top tips for making Joe Wicks satay chicken with Asian slaw

If you make the recipe ahead, remember to separate the chicken from the slaw and reheat only the chicken until it’s piping hot. Alternatively you can enjoy the chicken cold and leftovers are great stuffed into a warm pitta bread with a little garlic yogurt drizzled on top. Continue reading for more tips and serving suggestions.

What is the common accompaniment of chicken satay?

Satay chicken is often served with extra satay sauce and sometimes comes with a selection of raw vegetables. Popular choices include carrot and cucumber. Sometimes these are pickled, other times that are simply peeled and thinly sliced. 

Is satay chicken unhealthy?

This recipe from Joe Wicks is under 700 calories per portion and is high in protein. Serving with the Asian slaw makes it a great low-carb lunch or dinner but you could bulk it out with some rice noodles if you want it to be even more filling. Almond butter is high in healthy fats and helps keep you feeling fuller for longer. When buying your nut butter, it’s important to look for ones with as few ingredients as possible and avoid products that have lots of additives or sugar. 

Is satay meant to be spicy?

There are lots of different satay sauce recipes out there and recipes from Thailand vary from Chinese and Indonesian recipes too. This recipe doesn’t include any chilli in the sauce but if you like a kick, feel free to add a pinch of dried chilli flakes or some diced fresh chilli. You could also use a drop of chilli oil if you prefer. 

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If you like this recipe, you might also like Joe’s peri peri popcorn chicken or his turkey, brie and cranberry sausage rolls. This 30 day plan is designed to help you get moving and eat better, more satisfying and nutritious meals. 

Search our full selection of Joe Wicks recipes for more tasty dinner inspiration. You might also like our own chicken satay recipe or Joe Wicks healthy butter chicken makes a great dinner for one. 

Recipe from 30 Day Kick Start Plan by Joe Wicks, available to buy now (Bluebird, £18.99) Photography by Andrew Burton.

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks aka ‘The Body Coach’ rose to fame after his Instagram videos started to go viral. With 15-minute recipes and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts to do at home, Joe quickly became one of the most followed personal trainers in the country.

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