Easy Peanut Sauce With Five Ingredients

Chicken satay and peanut sauce


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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
91 Calories
7g Fat
6g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 409mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 103mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This quick and easy peanut sauce recipe is a great choice for nights when you don't have time to chop fresh herbs or crush peanuts.

If you want to make a large quantity of this peanut sauce, add all the ingredients into a juicer or smoothie machine and process for 1 minute, then store it in a dry and clean container.

You can add some chili oil or Sichuan pepper oil if you like spicy food. Chopped garlic and chili would go with this sauce as well.

You can use this sauce as a dipping sauce for many Chinese appetizers, or you can mix this sauce with boiled noodles. You can also use less water, leave it out the rice vinegar, and add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in this recipe, using the sauce as a marinade for chicken breast or thigh fillet and roast it.

If you have a peanut allergy but you want to try this sauce then you can use white sesame paste instead of the peanut butter. 


  • 5 tablespoons good-quality peanut butter

  • 3 tablespoons warm water

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Chinese rice vinegar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • 1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce

  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Note: For the best results, refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend. Before serving thin the sauce with a bit more warm water if needed. Use the peanut sauce within three to four days and store it in the refrigerator.