Chicken Satay with Peanut Date Sauce

Have you ever had peanut butter sweetened with dates? There’s a product called Jool’s Peanut Date Butter that I received a sample of recently and used to make a delicious peanut sauce with. The peanut date butter is naturally sweetened with dates instead of refined sugar and adds a nice subtle sweetness to the peanut butter.

Jool's Peanut Date Butter

You can see a bit of oil at the top. Once you mix it together the first time, you won’t need to mix it again. It takes a little arm work to get it done at first, but since you don’t have to stir it again I don’t mind it.

Jool's Peanut Date Butter Label

Just three ingredients!

Creamy Jool's Peanut Date Butter

This is how it looked after I stirred it together. Very creamy and you can see bits of the dates in the peanut butter.

I found the peanut date butter to be very delicious. I really loved the flavor of the peanut butter with the addition of sweet dates. It didn’t really change the texture but tasted like a slightly sweetened peanut butter. As someone who LOOOOOVES peanut butter, I thought this was a great version and wished every store carried this stuff! Good job, Jool!

After eating the peanut date butter straight from the jar, I thought, “hey self, what can we do with this peanut date butter instead of just making really good PB&J sandwiches?” and I thought a savory peanut sauce with chicken satay was the way to go. Recipe below!

Chicken Satay with Peanut Date Sauce



1/3 cup coconut milk
4 green onions, sliced
1/4 packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons sambal oelek (or sriracha)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs

Peanut Date Sauce: 

1/3 cup peanut date butter (or another natural peanut butter)
1/3 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons of lemon juice (or lime)
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon sambal oelek
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1. Dump all of the peanut sauce ingredients into a bowl and mix until smooth and delightful. Set aside. Can make this in advance if desired (up to three days, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes).

2. Add all of the satay ingredients (minus the chicken) into a big bowl and mix together until it’s nice and happy. Add chicken thighs and coat the chicken in the mixture. Cover bowl. Refrigerate chicken for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours.

3. I don’t have a grill so I have to cook these suckers indoors. Break out your grill pan and set it over medium heat. Add a little bit of oil and let it heat up. Add chicken in batches and cook, turning every few minutes, until browned. Will take about 10-15 minutes per batch. Transfer to a serving plate.

4. You can serve the peanut sauce on the side… or as preferred in our home, drown the chicken in peanut sauce and then happily devour. Sometimes I will double the peanut sauce because my husband, Jake, really really really loves peanut sauce.

* Recipe based on the Grilled Chicken Satay Skewers from Cook’s Country

Chicken Satay with Peanut Date Sauce

Photo of the stuff you need. Minus the chicken and the curry powder because I forgot to stick that into this photo…

Marinated Chicken Satay

Chicken marinating in it’s happy place.

Peanut Date Sauce

This is what the peanut sauce looks like after it’s mixed together! 

Chicken Satay with Peanut Date Sauce

A plate of freshly prepared chicken satay, non-skewer style and covered in peanut sauce.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary sample of Jool’s Peanut Date Butter. I was not further paid nor compensated for this post and all thoughts are my own.

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