All You Need for Peanut Sauce: Peanut Butter, Hoisin Sauce, and Water

Most recipes for peanut sauce for satay or dipping sauce for spring rolls call for a handful of ingredients.  The big secret is that you only need 3 ingredients!

Chunky Peanut Butter + Hoisin Sauce + Water, that’s it!  More specifically, you need 3 parts peanut butter to 1 part hoisin sauce.  Add water to yield desired consistency.  Microwave for 15 seconds to help the sauce mix.  Mix slowly with a spoon or whisk.  Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time, mix, then add more water if the sauce is still too thick.  Garnish with fresh chopped peanuts.


Recipe after the jump for chicken thighs.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 chicken thighs, thawed, dried with a paper towel
  • 1 pinch salt, 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

Marinade the chicken with the dry seasoning.  Add oil to a saute pan and heat to medium-high.  Place chicken in pan, cooking each side for about 3-4 minutes, covered.  Toss in fresh green onions.  Remove from pan, plate, and serve with peanut sauce.

I’m not using a lot of seasoning on the chicken here since the peanut sauce has so much flavor.  This is a great recipe for the grill or a dinner party.  You can season the chicken, cut into 1/2-1 inch chunks, skewer, grill on the BBQ, and brush on peanut sauce at the end.  Happy eating!


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