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Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay. With a sweet, sour, spicy sauce that can even be made a day in advance. Then just brush it onto the chicken skewers and grill in mere minutes.

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay on a bed of lettuce

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay.

Updated May 2024. 

This recipe for Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay can do double duty. Serve it as a deliciously different weekday dinner, or as a great finger food at a cocktail party.

Their sweet, sour, spicy flavour is sure to be talked about long after you serve them.

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay served on a bed of rice with steamed vegetables

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay.

The flavour was inspired by my Peanut Butter Sriracha Burger which just won a student cooking competition at the Taste Canada Awards.

There were 10 teams from cooking schools in Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec. The team I coached from Durham College took home the gold medal for that recipe.

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With a bit more of an Asian flavour twist, the tastes worked remarkably well in this chicken recipe too.

The sauce in this recipe also does double duty. It gets brushed onto the chicken pieces before cooking and then can be used (after boiling it) as an additional dipping sauce for party food skewers or to serve over rice if you serve them as a meal.

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay shown on an electric grill

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay.

That’s exactly what we did when we served this chicken satay with steamed brown rice and stir-fried vegetables for a healthy dinner. My son in particular, loved the sauce and claimed all of the leftovers for himself the next day.

No worries though, I’m sure we will be making this recipe again very soon.


Deboned chicken breasts for Chicken Parmesan Lasagna.

Deboned chicken breasts. 

I like to debone my own chicken breasts so that I can roast the bones and skins for stock later. I freeze them until I have enough to cover a baking sheet then use the instructions in my post on making Chicken Stock here. 

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Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay on a bed of lettuce
Yield: 6 servings as a main course, or 12 servings as an appetizer

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
With a sweet, sour, spicy sauce that can even be made a day in advance. Then just brush it onto the chicken skewers and grill in mere minutes.


  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the sauce:

  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp Soy sauce (low sodium preferred)
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger root
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts for garnish optional


  1. Slice the chicken breasts in long strips about 1/4 inch wide.

  2. Weave the chicken strips onto the skewers and set aside in the fridge until the sauce is ready.

    To prepare the sauce:

    1. In a small saucepan over medium low heat, lightly sauté the garlic in the peanut oil for just a minute or so, just to soften but not brown the garlic.

    2. Add all of the remaining ingredients for the sauce, except the lemon juice and simmer slowly for 5 -10 minutes or until the sauce thickens just little. If you cook it down too much just add a little more water to bring the sauce back to a pourable/brushable consistency.

    3. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.

    4. Let the sauce cool for a few minutes. Pour half of it into a separate bowl and reserve that half as a dipping sauce or to pour on rice if serving as a meal.

    5. Brush the remaining half of the sauce onto the prepared skewers.

    6. Lay the skewers onto the preheated grill and cook for about 3 minutes per side or until fully cooked through.

    7. Serve immediately with a garnish of roasted peanuts if you like.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 212Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 34mgSodium 543mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 16g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Sara Baker

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

This is one of my favourite and whenever we go to thai restuarant near me ,we order satay and it tastes so good with peanut sauce...Even now it reminds me of the taste at Ban thai..but here in singapore ,it tastes little bit diff. urs looks mouthwatering and iam going to try this..

Gail Marks

Sunday 4th of February 2018

Barry, this sauce is absolutely fabulous with chicken and flatted out sirloin pork chops threaded onto bamboo skewers.. It is Superbowl Sunday and I can't keep enough going on the old George Forman grill. I only used 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar at end because my lemons were used for your other appetizers that are also disappearing. Kick off isn't til 7 p.m. so other party foods are being prepared. Great sauce.

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