Chinese Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


Chinese peanut sauce is a delicious sauce made of peanut butter and soy sauce. You can use it as a marinade or even make a pan sauce with it for cooking chicken. 



Peanut Sauce: 

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons sugar

Chinese Peanut Sauce Stir Fry

2 large chicken breasts, diced into cubes

2 tsp of olive oil 

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup onion, diced

pinch of red pepper flakes

Cooked Spaghetti Noodles for serving

2 scallions, diced (0ptional) 


Peanut Sauce: Whisk the peanut butter, water, soy sauce, and sugar, in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside. 

Peanut Sauce Stir Fry: In a nonstick skillet over medium heat add the olive oil. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook until heated through or soft; 2 to 3 minutes. Season with crushed red pepper flakes. 

Add diced chicken to the pan and cook until the chicken is heated through. 4 to 6 minutes. The chicken is done when it is no longer pink in the middle. I usually take one chicken piece out and cut it to see if it is cooked. 

Add the peanut sauce to the pan and continue cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes until everything is heated through. 

If the sauce is too thick add small amounts of water until you like the consistency.

Serve with cooked noodles.

Serving Size: 3/4 cup of chicken with sauce


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If the sauce is too thick add small amounts of water until you like the consistency.

  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 590mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 10g

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