Indonesian Peanut Saute

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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.

Noodles & Co. Indonesian Peanut Saute topped with peanuts in a white bowl with chopsticks on the side.
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  2. How to Make 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
  • Sriracha
  • Honey
  • 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

Is peanut satay the same as peanut sauce?

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!

How to Make Indonesian Peanut Sauce

Noodles & Co. Indonesian Peanut Saute topped with peanuts in a white bowl with chopsticks on the side.

Noodles and Company Indonesian Peanut Saute Copycat

5 from 25 votes
This Noodles and Company Indonesian Peanut Sauté copycat recipe features chicken, noodles, lots of veggies, and peanuts sautéed in a creamy peanut sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 8




  • 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.

Peanut Sauce

  • 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.


Garnish with crushed peanuts and some fresh lime juice! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 448kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 23gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 1197mgPotassium: 413mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg

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  1. 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.

  2. 5 stars
    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! 😁

    1. 5 stars
      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.

      1. I know! It was one of our favorite dishes there. I’m glad you found this recipe – and that you enjoy it!

  3. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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!

  4. 5 stars
    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!

    1. Absolutely! You can just leave it out and you probably won’t notice much of a difference. Hope this helps!

  5. 5 stars
    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

  6. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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

  7. 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!

    1. 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!

  8. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

  9. Noodles just dropped this dish from their menu 🙁

    Glad you have this recipe posted … I’m going to have to give it a try

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