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Gok's speedy chicken satay salad

Quick, simple and affordable!

Gok is in the kitchen today cooking his delicious chicken satay salad with punchy peanut sauce.

It may look 5 star, but it comes in at just £1.40 a head. The perfect dish to impress for less.

Easy satay chicken salad with griddled baby gem lettuce

Serves 4


2 chicken breasts, bashed flat

1 tbsp light soy

1 tsp mild curry powder

¼ tsp cumin powder

1½ cloves minced garlic

2 tsp clear honey 

Oil, to fry

4 x baby gem lettuce, halved

2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

1 tsp oyster sauce 

1 tbsp lime juice 

1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

2 tbsp hot water, to loosen

2 shallots, thinly sliced and pickled in rice wine vinegar and sugar

¼ cucumber, sliced into half moons 

2 tbsp pomegranate seeds 

finely chopped coriander 

2 spring onions cut diagonally 

Salt and pepper


1. Marinate the bashed chicken in soy, curry powder, cumin, garlic and honey. Leave in the fridge for 2 hours, or overnight if you have time.

2. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper then cook for about 4 - 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Leave to one side to rest when cooked. 

3. Toss the halved lettuce in a little oil then griddle until charred. 

4. Mix together the peanut butter, oyster sauce, lime juice and chilli sauce, then add a little water to loosen. 

5. Arrange the lettuce on a platter. Top with the sliced chicken then drizzle over the satay sauce. Garnish with shallots, cucumber, pomegranate seeds, coriander and spring onions. 

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