Three jars of homemade satay sauce

Easy satay sauce

  • Makes 400ml
  • Easy

Need satay for your chicken skewers? This cheat's version (flavoured with coconut milk, dried chilli flakes and lime) is ready in just 20 minutes


Make this easy satay sauce, then check out our vegetable satay curry, chicken satay noodles and steak satay noodles.



  • vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • shallots 2 long, finely chopped
  • dried chilli flakes 1-2 tsp
  • soft light brown sugar 2 tsp
  • soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • crunchy peanut butter 6 tbsp
  • coconut milk 250ml
  • lime 1, juiced


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a small pan and fry the shallots until soft. Add the chilli flakes and fry for another minute over a very low heat. Add the sugar and soy sauce, and stir until the sugar dissolves.

  • Step 2

    Gradually stir in the peanut butter, followed by the coconut milk, until everything is incorporated. Heat gently to a simmer, then stir in the lime juice.

  • Step 3

    Spoon the sauce into jars while it is still hot – it will solidify slightly as it cools (how much depends on the type of peanut butter used). Store in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for three months. Warm the sauce through to use in a stir-fry, as a dip or as a dressing for steamed vegetables.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 252
  • Fat 21.5g
  • Saturates 9.7g
  • Carbs 6.6g
  • Sugars 5.1g
  • Fibre 2.2g
  • Protein 6.7g
  • Salt 1.1g