Keto Chicken Kebab – Sate Ayam Thermomix

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These Keto Chicken kebabs have a huge flavour profile! Serve with a peanut sate sauce and some green leaves for a balanced, healthy, low carb, or Keto meal.

Sate Ayam Chicken Kebabs with salad greens and peanut sauce on a white plate

The inspiration for this recipe comes from some of our past holiday destinations. Whenever we travel I like to participate in cooking classes. Being in a local kitchen is such a privilege. I try and book small classes in family homes so I can get a real feel for the dishes, cooking techniques, and local culture.

Whilst this recipe is not from any particular class, it has been born of what I’ve learned from all the classes. The key to Asian cooking is learning how to balance the heat from the chili with sweet, salty, and sour ingredients. The finished Chicken Kebab is fresh, clean, and best of all healthy!

Low Carb V’s Keto Chicken Kebab

The nutritional information given is for the Keto Chicken Kebabs. I have made a few alterations to the ingredients in this recipe to keep the carbohydrates low and therefore suitable to a low carb diet or keto.

If you’re on a very restrictive keto diet you may want to further reduce the carbohydrates in the overall dish by replacing half the salad leaves with Konjac Noodles (no carb Slender Noodles).

I like to dress the salad leaves with a little bit of lime juice and smother the chicken sate with my peanut sauce. This gives the dish healthy fats, flavour, and substance to keep you feeling satisfied longer.

A link to my hot peanut sate sauce will be provided in an upcoming story. If you have a copy of my Asian Banquet Cookbook you will find a really delicious cold peanut sauce recipe in that book which would also be delicious with this dish. 

Step by Step Instructions Keto Sate Ayam

I use a Thermomix to blend the fresh garlic, ginger, lemongrass, and chili with the chicken thigh fillets. A high power food processor would also work but you may need to process for a bit longer.

3 images showing the steps to make Keto Chicken Kebabs

Cooking your Chicken Kebabs

You have 2 choices when it comes to cooking the kebabs.

  1. Place the kebabs on baking paper, spray with cooking oil and bake for 15 minutes, turning once. Bake 180 degrees celsius fan-forced.
  2. Place vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the kebabs over a medium heat turning regularly.

The leanest method of cooking would be to bake the kebabs in the oven. The nutritional information provided assumes the kebabs are baked.

Peanut sauce being spooned over Chicken kebabs on a plate

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Close up image of Keto chicken kebab served with salad greens and peanut sauce in a bowl on the side

Peanut sauce being spooned over Chicken kebabs on a plate

Keto Chicken Kebab

Julie Carlyle
Take your tastebuds on a Keto culinary holiday w Keto Chicken Kebabs!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Healthy, Main, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Asian, Balinese
Servings 14 kebabs
Calories 91 kcal



  • 30 g eschallot or small brown onion
  • 15 g garlic
  • 15 g ginger
  • 1/2 long red chili
  • 12 g lemongrass 1/2 a stem approx
  • 15 g coriander leaves fresh
  • 1/2 lime juice only
  • 550 g chicken thigh fillets 2 -3 cm dice


  • Place all the ingredients in the TM Bowl. Blend 20 Sec/Speed 7.
  • Scrape down the bowl.
  • Repeat 5 sec/Speed 7.
  • preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Line a baking tray with paper.
  • Remove the mixture from the TM bowl and form 14 kebabs onto small wooden skewers.
  • Place the kebabs on the prepared baking tray and spray with cooking oil.
  • Bake 15 minutes turning once throughout the cooking process.


The kebabs can also be cooked in a frying pan or on a BBQ.
Any uncooked kebabs can be stored in the freezer and cooked in the oven from frozen. Allow an extra 5 minutes of cooking time.
For a delicious satay peanut sauce take a look at the Keto recipe in my Asian Banquet Cookbook.
Cover of An Asian Banquet ebook on an iPad

An Asian Banquet eBook


Serving: 1kebabCalories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 7gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 103IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken, healthy, Kebab, Keto, salad, Thermomix
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

So was your first bite like being transported to your last Balinese holiday! I hope it was! We may not be able to travel at the moment but I hope these flavours remind you of past holidays.

If you enjoyed the recipe please come back and leave me a comment. I love hearing from everyone, and it helps me to understand what recipes you may enjoy in the future 🙂

Happy Cooking

2 thoughts on “Keto Chicken Kebab – Sate Ayam Thermomix”

  1. Jackie says:

    Thanks so much, Julie,

    I can see these make 14 kebabs for a cal count of 91 per serve- but how many in a serve? 3 as in the photo? Apologies if it is there but I have looked through several times & cannot see it. I will be making these soon!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Jackie
      I am so sorry that it wasn’t clear. I will amend the nutritional information to make it easier to understand. The calculation given is for one kebab. Divide the mixture into 14 even balls and form it on to the skewer. Each kebab is then one serve and 91 calories.
      I hope you enjoy the recipe. Happy Cooking

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