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Spicy Peanut Sauce

This spicy peanut sauce originates in Indonesia but has become a well-loved Dutch staple. The sauce is traditionally paired with chicken or pork, but the Dutch love having it with French fries and even spread on simple white bread.

There are so many versions of the peanut sauce with ingredients such as ginger, lemongrass, shrimp paste, onion and Worchester sauce popping up in some but not all versions. Feel free to experiment with different versions or follow the recipe below.


Cook Time: 20min

Total Time: 3hrs

Serves: 4


Serve with rice and salad.


  • 500g chicken breast
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons ketjap manis
    sweet soy sauce OR use hoisin sauce
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ Tablespoon oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Juice from ½ small lemon
  • Wooden skewers
    soaked in water


  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ inch ginger
    finely grates
  • ½ teaspoon sambal oelek
    chili paste OR 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ketjap manis
    sweet soy sauce OR use hoisin sauce



Step 1
Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes.

Step 2
Mix chicken marinade: sugar, ketjap, coriander, oil, garlic and lemon juice.

Step 3
Toss the meat with the marinade in a bowl until each piece is covered. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 2–8 hours.

Step 4
Thread 5 pieces of maninated chicken onto each skewer. Grill in oven, over fire or fry in cast iron pan. Turn frequently so the marinade doesn’t burn.


Step 5
Add peanut butter, coconut milk, garlic, ginger, sugar and ketjap to a saucepan and mix over low-medium heat.

Step 6
Add sambel to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 7
Check sauce, add more sambel if you wish. Add a bit of water if sauce is too thick.

Step 8
Serve chicken with rice and salad. Pour sauce over the chicken and enjoy!