Katjang Sauce (Spicy Peanut Sauce)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by spatchcock

This is to be served as an accompaniment with my satay ayam (chicken satay)!

Top Review by wildeyeris

I served this with the chicken satay recipe, and it was delicious! I had to make a few changes, due to my "Alaskan grocery store availability!" First, I didn't have peanuts, so I used chunky peanut butter (1/4 C) Second, I cut the chicken stock down to 1 cup, because I like a thicker sauce. Third, I used 1/4 tsp. Chili paste instead of chopped chilies. I liked the spice and may even put 1/2 tsp. next time. Overall, excellent recipe when combined with the chicken satay. Really "wows" guests!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet and cook the shallots and garlic 3 to 4 minutes, until they are soft and transparent but not brown.
  2. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Add the ground peanuts, soy sauce, molasses, lime juice, ginger, and chilies or cayenne.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Allow to cool slightly before serving with chicken satay or satay ayam (see my recipe posted on this site).

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