Before you get started, if you’re using bamboo skewers, soak them in a bowl of water for at least an hour––this prevents them from burning during the cooking process!
Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes with coconut milk, fish sauce, soy sauce, red curry paste, curry powder, sugar, and lime juice. You can also let it sit overnight if you want to do this in advance!
While the chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce by combining the peanut butter, hot water, lime juice, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, fish sauce, and sesame oil. If you want it saltier, you can add more soy sauce or fish sauce.
Skewer the chicken (4-7 pieces of chicken per skewer depending on the length).
You can cook the skewers on the grill, but we cooked them in a skillet set over medium-high with 2 tablespoons of oil. Make sure to let your skillet preheat first, and when you add the chicken, turn down the heat to medium or medium-low if it’s browning too fast. Cook the chicken evenly for about 10-12 minutes, turning it until golden on all sides. Because the chicken is irregularly-sized on the skewers, take care to make sure it’s cooked through.