How to Make Thai Style Peanut Sauce

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Here is a recipe for making a Thai style peanut sauce that is perfect for chicken, pizza, salads, wraps, and to use as a dipping sauce.

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Here is how to make a simple and delicious Thai style peanut sauce.

Delicious and simple Thai-style peanut sauce is perfect for making fresh-tasting and delicious food. You can use it on everything from spring rolls to pizza and chicken satay.

This peanut sauce is easy to make, and it calls for ingredients that you can use to make other great Asian-style foods. If you like to eat Asian food and you want to be able to make some of your favorite dishes at home, then it can be a good idea to stock up on some basic Asian food ingredients for your pantry. This makes it easier to whip up some of your favorite dishes in no time.

Uses for Thai-Style Peanut Sauce

You may be wondering how to use Thai-style peanut sauce once you have all the ingredients to make it.

It is one of the most versatile sauces to use for making everything from chicken pizza, salad, and wraps, to dipping sauce for vegetarian spring rolls or shrimp spring rolls. It’s all so delicious that you’ll wonder how you lived without it for so long.

This versatile Thai-style peanut sauce can be used on everything from chicken to salads. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Chicken Salad: Use Thai-style peanut sauce to dress salad made with mixed greens, cooked, sliced chicken, and thinly sliced vegetables.
  • Dipping Sauce: Use Thai-style peanut sauce as a dipping sauce for chicken satay skewers and for spring rolls.
  • Pizza: Spread Thai-style peanut sauce over flatbread. Top with cooked, chopped chicken and thinly sliced vegetables, like red bell pepper, carrots, and green onions, before baking.
  • Wraps: Spread Thai-style peanut sauce over a flatbread. Top with salad greens, cooked chopped chicken, sliced bell peppers and matchstick carrots, bean sprouts, and chopped fresh cilantro. Fold the flatbread over the ingredients to eat.

Use Thai-style peanut sauce to make meal planning more exciting. It makes a great sauce to use for making delicious lunch and dinner meals.

How to Store Thai-Style Peanut Sauce

Thai-style peanut sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

What You’ll Need

Here are some items and ingredients that you may find useful for making Thai-style peanut sauce.

  • Peanut Butter
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Fish Sauce
  • Chili Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Ginger Paste
  • Coconut Milk
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk

How to Make Thai-Style Peanut Sauce

Here is how to make a delicious Thai-style peanut sauce that is perfect for dipping or for using as a salad dressing.

Thai Style Peanut Sauce

Here is a delicious Thai-style peanut sauce that can be used to make spring rolls, chicken, pizza, salad, wraps, and more. The recipe makes about 2 cups of sauce.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Thai
Keyword appetizer recipes, Thai recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Sweet Bacon & Pecans


  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp hot chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger paste
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ to ⅔ cup coconut milk


  • Add the peanut butter, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, hot chili sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, ginger paste, and brown sugar to a saucepan. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Cook over medium-low heat until the ingredients are warmed through, stirring frequently, about 3 to 5 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cooks.
  • To thin out the sauce: Carefully add warm water to the peanut sauce, and whisk until the desired consistency is reached.


Spread Thai style peanut sauce over flatbread and top with cooked chicken and vegetables and fresh cilantro to make Thai chicken pizza. Thin Thai style peanut sauce to a pourable consistency and use it to dress salad greens to make a Thai style chicken salad. The sauce also makes a good dipping sauce for chicken satay.

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