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!