One of my most favorite sauces for grilled chicken is Thai Peanut Sauce. This versatile sauce is full of peanut flavor with a wonderful hint of heat from the Asian chili. It also goes great with pasta, rice and steamed veggies. For a couple of years, I have used a modified version of a peanut-dressing recipe that was developed by Ina Garten. While I love almost all of Ina’s recipes and watch her show religiously. I have found this recipe tends to separate and become oily.
It was thrilling to find a new Thai Peanut Sauce recipe while watching an episode of Tyler Florence’s Food 911 on the Food Network. The flavor is delightful! The peanut butter adds richness and the Asian chili makes it spicy. The ingredients are simple and easy to find in the Asian section of your local market.
So if you are looking for a quick meal, while using simple ingredients. I encourage you to throw some chicken on the George Foreman and top with this tasty Thai Peanut Sauce.
Thai Peanut Sauce by Tyler Florence
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbs. red chili paste
2 Tbl. dark brown sugar
2 limes, juiced
1/2 cup hot water
Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, red chili paste, brown sugar, and lime juice in a food processor. Puree to combine. While the motor is running, drizzle in the hot water to thin out the sauce, you may not need all of it.
Authors Note: I found I needed to use all of the water required to make it thin enough to drizzle of my grilled chicken. Two perfect sides that compliment the meal very well is cooked Ramen noodles and steamed green beans.