Chicken Satay or Chicken Sate is a dish of marinated, skewered and chicken breast meat, grilled and served with a sauce. The more authentic chicken satay version uses skewers from the midrib of the coconut leaf, although these days bamboo skewers are often used. These are grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings. Satay may have originated in Java or Sumatra, Indonesia. Satay is available almost anywhere in Indonesia, where it has become a national dish. It is also popular in many other Southeast Asian countries, such as: Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, the southern Philippines and in the Netherlands, as Indonesia is a former Dutch colony.