Spicy (or Mild) Peanut Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: makes 1 cup; 4 servings
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1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 tablespoons creamy (or crunchy) peanut butter

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon hot chili oil, or more to taste (leave this out for mild sauce)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili oil. Set the pan over medium heat, bring to a simmer, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro. Let cool to room temperature, then store in a plastic container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer up to 3 months.