Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Update your fried chicken with these no-cook dipping sauces in under 7 minutes »

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Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 1 cup
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
This recipe appears in: Upgrade Your Fried Chicken: 7 No-Cook Dipping Sauces in Under 7 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Oelek fresh crushed chili paste
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water


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    Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Serve with fried chicken.

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