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This Indonesian Peanut Sauté copycat recipe from Noodles and Company features chicken, noodles, lots of veggies, and peanuts sautéed in a creamy peanut sauce.
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This Indonesian Peanut Sauté is my personal version of the dish from Noodles & Co. When I got the news that they were taking it off the menu, I was SO SAD! I knew I had to try to make it at home. I knew the basic components: noodles, veggies, chicken, and peanut sauce, and I set out to make my own version! Luckily, it turned out just like it! This recipe even got my husband’s stamp of approval. In fact, he said “This is my favorite Thai noodle dish I have ever had! It’s even better than Noodles & Co!”
Ingredients in Indonesian Peanut Sauce
- Chicken broth
- Creamy peanut butter
- Soy sauce
- Fresh minced ginger
- Garlic – pressed or minced
How to Make Peanut Sauce
Before I knew how to make peanut sauce, I was so intimidated by it! I was worried it would just end up tasting like peanut butter. However, this peanut sauce recipe could not be easier and it turns out great every time! All you have to do is combine the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat and stir until smooth! Make sure there are no lumps or clumps. That’s it!
Frequently Asked Questions
What a lot of people know as ‘peanut sauce’ is actually more commonly referred to as satay sauce, or bumbu kacang in Indonesia because it is most often served with the Indonesian dish satay, which are grilled and skewered meats.
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Other International Noodle Dishes to Try
If you like this Indonesian Peanut Sauté, check out some of our other noodle recipes from around the world!
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- One-Pot Jambalaya Pasta
- Thai Peanut Chicken
How to Make Indonesian Peanut Sauce
Noodles and Company Indonesian Peanut Saute Copycat
- 2 pounds chicken cut into thin strips
- vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
- 1 lime juiced
- 3 cloves garlic pressed
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
- 4 teaspoon soy sauce
- salt & pepper to taste
- 16 ounces linguine noodles
- shoestring carrots
- broccoli florets chopped
- green onion
- bean sprouts
- 2 limes sliced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 6 tablespoons heaping creamy peanut butter
- 2-4 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce – depending on how hot you like it
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
- 4-5 cloves garlic pressed or minced
- In a large skillet, sauté chicken in oil, Sriracha, lime, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, salt and pepper. While chicken is cooking, prepare the linguine (to al dente) and make the peanut sauce. After the chicken is cooked, remove from the skillet and wrap in foil to keep warm.
- Re-oil the skillet, add vegetables and saute (except for the bean sprouts, add those a few minutes before serving so they are still nice and crunchy and don’t get overcooked). Add the chicken and bean sprouts to the skillet, cover, and reduce heat.
- Drain noodles and stir them together with the peanut sauce. Top with veggies & chicken and garnish with peanuts and limes.
- Combine chicken broth, peanut butter, chili sauce, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until sauce becomes smooth and well blended.
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***Peanut Sauce recipe adapted from Our Best Bites
Can you substitute sunflower seeds for peanuts for people with nut allergy? I’ve always loved this dish and I’m so sad that Noodles took it away. My husband could never try it because he’s allergic to nuts but I always wished he could. A couple years back I started buying sun butter for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and depending on the brand, it actually tastes fairly close to peanut butter. I was wondering if the same could be said for this recipe or if you know of a variation of how to incorporate the flavor, like adding a scoop of sun butter to the sauce for instance.
We haven’t tried that, but you certainly could give it a go! Let us know how it turns out!
Delicious! I would just add unsweetened coconut milk to the peanut sauce next time.
So GOOD! My pickier one didn’t think he’d like it! But after one taste, with the lime and peanuts, he added more to his plate! 😁
I didn’t know what to do when noodles and company stopped selling this. I have used this recipe multiple times and I am very pleased with it.
I know! It was one of our favorite dishes there. I’m glad you found this recipe – and that you enjoy it!
Soooo good! One of my new faves! Thankyou!!
This is a wonderful recipe. I dont remember if the original noodles and company offering tasted this good. I will be making this again for a party tomorrow.
Ive made this numerous times.. Its a total winner. I love mine with crispy tofu!
Oh I am so glad you tried this with tofu and it turned out well! Thank you so much for commenting and letting us know!
Do you think I could get away with leaving the honey out? I’m doing a low carb/sugar diet and would to love using this on some cooked veggies!
Absolutely! You can just leave it out and you probably won’t notice much of a difference. Hope this helps!
Hey all I have used this recipe as my go to. I loved this dish from noodles. A couple of things I have found over the years of doing are:
1. Rice noodles (personal favorite)
2. Sambal oelek in replace of the Sriracha (and you can cut your garlic down as well)
my two cents for what its worth
Thanks so much for the comment! Never heard of Sambal Oelek. Where can you find it?
In the Grocery store should be right there along with Sriracha. It is, I believe Chinese in origin. Her is an article for you! Enjoy!
Cool, thank you! Will have to try it!
Thank you so much for developing this recipe, especially since Noodles & co. took this item off their menu. I made this last night and both my husband and I LOVED it and this is takes exactly like the original, but better! Fresher! Saving this one to make over and over.
Thank you so much Megan! I am so bummed they took it off the menu too– it was my favorite dish! So glad you (and your husband) liked this recipe. Indonesian Peanut Saute lives on! haha
Haven’t been to noodles and company in YEARS. Went there with my son last nite – learned that they took the Peanut Sauce dish from the menu. I walked out so disappointed. It was their only dish – and I had been craving it forever. I will try yours – thanks for posting!
I hate it when that happens! I hope you like our version of the sauce. I think it tastes the same as the sauce at Noodles and Co. Sometimes restaurants will bring back menu items if enough people complain about it. Send them an email!
I was just wondering what kind of peanut butter you used.
Was it Jiff/Skippy (traditional PB&J peanut butter) or a natural/unsweetened peanut butter?
I’ve been craving this like crazy since they took it off the menu and your recipe looks like the perfect thing to replace it!
We used a traditional peanut butter but you can use natural if you would like. I am so sad they took it off the menu! You will like this recipe, it tastes just like it– load on the Sriracha to make it just as spicy as theirs too 🙂
Noodles just dropped this dish from their menu 🙁
Glad you have this recipe posted … I’m going to have to give it a try
They did?! I wonder why?? That is my favorite dish there :'(
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