31 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 25
  • 4 Rating Star 3
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 1

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!

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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

62.26 calories; 1.35 g protein; 3.69 g carbohydrates; 5.05 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 148.41 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

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.
(5)

Most helpful critical review

12/31/2013
Way too spicy and took way too long to smooth out the dip. If you have an hour to kill try this. Look for an easier recipe.
31 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 25
  • 4 Rating Star 3
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 1
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.
(5)
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.
(3)
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.
(2)
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
(2)
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!
(1)
10/04/2013
Awesome!
(1)
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!
(1)
04/17/2017
This is just like our Thai restaurant Tasty Thai. I can't believe it's so good! We were hesitant about the ketchup but added it anyway and you wouldn't know it was in there. It's creamy and delicious. We used brown sugar instead of white and added fresh cilantro. Thank you!
04/12/2018
This was really delicious. I only modified by using the half of a red onion I had in the fridge and only 1 tbsp of sriracha/hot sauce was enough for our family. And no red pepper. Very yummy over rice noodles with grilled chicken and broccoli!