Satay Boxing Chicken & "Thanksmas" Dinner Party

“Boxing Chicken” is a common dish served at dinner banquets in Malaysia. It is basically a marinated chicken wing with the meat pushed off the bone and up the end to form a “boxing glove” effect… thus the name. This is my version of the Boxing Chicken.

1kg chicken drumettes, pushed up.
Satay sauce
Peanut oil for deep frying

Marinate the chicken in satay sauce, refrigerate overnight.

The next day, coat the marinated chicken in breadcrumbs and deep fry in hot peanut oil for a few minutes, just until it is browning. Place the fried chicken on baking tray and cook in oven preheated at 180C for approx. 10-15 minutes.

Serve on a bed of Wild Rockets Salad with Red Onion and Cherry Tomatoes tossed in balsamic dressing.

I served this dish as an entree at my “Thanksmas” Dinner Party… obviously combining Thanksgiving and Christmas to friends I probably won’t get to catch up with for the rest of the year because we will be busy the next three weeks and then off to our Christmas Cruise to Vanuatu and New Caledonia (yay, so excited!).

I’ve set the table nice and early during the day…

I even had a physical MENU prepared! What a geek, hehe.

I also did most of the food preparation in advance, during the day, so all I had to do on the night just before guests arrive was pop trays into the oven!

So things like veggies were chopped in advanced so I can put away all the tools used to prepare them, so I can have a clean and tidy kitchen for when guests arrive!

Roast Vegetables consisted of Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Onions and Asparagus in Garlic Butter, Thyme and Toasted Cashews.

Star of the Night: Garlic and Rosemary 5-Hour Slow Cooked Roast Lamb. See recipe here.

It was a great night of enjoying great company and great food ๐Ÿ™‚

And we topped it up with the ever stunning Mixed Red Berry Mascarpone Cheesecake dessert. If you haven’t seen it already, the recipe is available here.

Best of all, there were plenty of leftovers the next day ๐Ÿ™‚
Hubby and I had leftover Roast Lamb for both lunch and dinner today! This was a pic I took with my BlackBerry… I steamed some veggies and made some Potato Gems to go with it.
We also had some leftover cake! All that hard work cooking on Saturday meant an easy breezy Sunday. Love it.. I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend too ๐Ÿ™‚

52 thoughts on “Satay Boxing Chicken & "Thanksmas" Dinner Party

  1. Looks delicious! And done with so much care. Satay sauce on anything sounds great to me (lived in Singapore for some time and became addicted). Thank you for such a great post! Now off to check your post on peanut butter waffles….


  2. This looks like an incredibly fantastic feast. My mouth is watering from looking at all the choices on your personal menu. I'm sure you had a great dinner!


  3. Kim-What a cute name, boxing chicken. We make it here as well, but did not know it had this name…LOL.I would have love to be an honored guest at your Thankmas feast. Everything looks so amazing. Amazing job, well done!


  4. Next time let me know when you are having a party! I would love to make the boxing chicken. How do you box a chicken????? For me, that means take out from Kentucky Fried Chicken (hehe).


  5. I love the idea of “Thanksmas!” So appropriate. We were recently looking at a cruise including Vanuatu as well. Are going on Paul Guaguin? Your berry desserts are making me crave spring and summer! This cheesecake one is just lovely!


  6. I have seen the “boxing” chicken before in restaurants but had never given much thought as to why it was presented that way. Mr. Sideline Chef would get excited over the fact that it looks like a boxing glove, haha! Your Thanksmas dinner (I have to save the Thanksmas idea for next year since we leave every year for Christmas.) looked incredible! Your food presentations are drool worthy! I would love to be a guest around your table on any given day!


  7. If this is what you do for 'in between' celebrations, I can't wait to see what feast you're going to prepare for an actual festivity! Your spread and table looks amazing, and you're so well organized with everything, right down to the menu (NOT geeky at all). My favorites are the slow-cooked lamb and your chicken boxing!


  8. Wow! I love your Thanksmas feast! The fried chicken looks so cool and that berry cheesecake is calling my name. Not to mention the fact that leftovers are the best! ๐Ÿ˜€


  9. WOW And drool! Everything looks so delicious. I will be trying the “Boxing Chicken” recipe, they sound delish. I love how well prepared you were and I think your party is a wonderful idea to spend time with your friends before the end of the year. Love your menues, too cute ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. Gorgeous! I thought your chicken was for Boxing Day (I have a lot of Canadian friends, so that's what came to mind first), but quickly realized the significance. Everything looks amazing on your table. What a lucky crowd to have visited your house!


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