Slightly sweet and very spicy, this surprising sauce is nutty and delicious! Great for everything from chicken and seafood to dipping spring rolls. A favorite in our house!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 3/4 cup
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, chile-garlic sauce, red pepper flakes, and garlic until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add water, peanut butter, ketchup, sesame oil, and sugar to the onion mixture; cook and stir until smooth. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

62 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 3.7g; fat 5.1g; sodium 148.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2014
This is the exact flavor I was looking for! I was unsure about ketchup, but I followed everything to the letter and it turned out perfectly. Quick and easy, and even the kids liked it! I served it over rice noodles with diced chicken, bean sprouts, and sugar snap peas. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2014
This is extremely spicy. I even cut the Sriracha down to 1 tablespoon and didn't put much chili flakes and smoke was coming out of my ears. I had to add a lot of peanut butter and water to make it tolerable. Next time I will omit the chili flakes and put 1tsp of Sriracha instead. Read More
(6)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
This is the exact flavor I was looking for! I was unsure about ketchup, but I followed everything to the letter and it turned out perfectly. Quick and easy, and even the kids liked it! I served it over rice noodles with diced chicken, bean sprouts, and sugar snap peas. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2014
This is extremely spicy. I even cut the Sriracha down to 1 tablespoon and didn't put much chili flakes and smoke was coming out of my ears. I had to add a lot of peanut butter and water to make it tolerable. Next time I will omit the chili flakes and put 1tsp of Sriracha instead. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2013
I made this sauce and served it over rice noodles with chicken and it was so delicious! Made it twice in one week and the second time I added a little more peanut butter... Tasted very similar to chicken pad Thai and I loved it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2014
Fantastic! I replaced the chili sauce with a sweet chili sauce and omitted the sugar. It was quite thick to be a dipping sauce but I used it in the Thai Chicken Brocolli from this site which worked very well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2017
This is my recipe and we've enjoyed it many times- I made it last night when my parents came for dinner and it even turned out well with the heat scaled back for my mom just by leaving out the majority of the red pepper flakes. My favorite peanut sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2017
Amazing flavor. Easy to make. Made this with the Thai chicken broccoli slaw. Together amazing flavor. Never buying at the store again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2013
This stuff is unreal! I have always avoided asian sauces cause they are always sugary sweet or unbelievably hot. This was a great balance of both. AND - Peanut Butter? How can you lose...unless of course you have a peanut allergy. This is truly worth a look. KUDOS to the chef! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2013
Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2017
This recipe has exceptional flavor. I don't think I cooked it long enough as it was really lumpy but the flavor made up for that! It was not too spicy for our family but we love spice. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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