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Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe | 5 Minutes, 5 Ingredients

Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce in a mason jar

Sweet Chili Sauce is the per­fect bal­ance of sour, sweet and spicy. You con­trol the heat by choos­ing one of three dif­fer­ent spice lev­els. So, you can cus­tomize it to your own fam­i­ly’s tastes. The soy sauce adds a bit of that savory uma­mi that keeps bring­ing us back for more of this deli­cious condiment. 

My home­made Sweet Chili Sauce recipe is nat­u­ral­ly gluten and dairy free. And, I haven’t tried it per­son­al­ly, but if you’re avoid­ing refined sug­ar, I bet you could sub­sti­tute raw, unfil­tered honey.

If you have 5 min­utes, you can make this deli­cious recipe! It’s per­fec­tion as a dip­ping sauce for egg rolls, but it adds fla­vor and punch to so many oth­er dish­es, too. 

How to Serve Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet Chili Sauce is an extra­or­di­nary cock­tail sauce when serv­ing shrimp or oth­er shell fish. You can also use it to glaze fish fil­lets before bak­ing them. 

Pair it with all your favorite Asian dish­es, like Sweet Chili Chick­en or your favorite stir fry. Serve it over rice or use it to dip crab rangoon.

Cre­ate a Crab Louie sal­ad dress­ing or whisk up a sweet chili aioli by mix­ing sweet chili sauce with may­on­naise. That spicy aioli is a supreme burg­er top­ping or dip for fries. 

Driz­zle sweet chili sauce over scram­bled eggs, egg casseroles or omelets for a sat­is­fy­ing and deli­cious break­fast or brunch entree. And, you can use it in mari­nades for pork or chicken.

Sweet Chili Sauce is a ver­sa­tile, saucy condi­ment that will become a reg­u­lar in your menu plan­ning and cook­ing. Enjoy!

The Ingredients

Jar of Chili Garlic Sauce
  • Corn­starch: The thick­en­ing agent. If you are avoid­ing corn prod­ucts, try arrow­root starch, instead.
  • Rice Vine­gar: The tangy, sour zing in the sauce.
  • Sug­ar: The per­fect amount to bal­ance the sour and spicy.
  • Chili Gar­lic Sauce: The spicy kick on your Sweet Chili Sauce. The gar­lic amps up the uma­mi fla­vors along with the tamari or soy sauce. I pur­chased the chili gar­lic sauce at my Wal­mart gro­cery store, in the inter­na­tion­al foods aisle, so I’m guess­ing it’s fair­ly com­mon. If you can’t locate some, you could try sub­sti­tut­ing sriracha chili sauce.
  • Tamari or Gluten Free Soy Sauce: (Can sub­sti­tute soy sauce if you’re not gluten free.) Adds a burst of savory, uma­mi flavor.

How to Make Sweet Chili Sauce

  1. Place cold water in a medi­um saucepan and whisk in the corn­starch.  Stir until corn­starch is com­plete­ly dis­solved.  Be sure the water is cold or the corn­starch won’t dis­solve with­out lumps.
  2. Add the rice vine­gar, sug­ar, chili sauce and soy sauce.  Whisk to com­bine all the ingredients.
  3. Cook over medi­um heat until mix­ture comes to a boil.  Sug­ar should be dis­solved and sauce thick­ened before remov­ing from the heat.
  4. Store in a cov­ered con­tain­er (I love pint can­ning jars.) in the fridge for 6–9 months.

Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce in a mason jar

The Recipe

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Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce in a mason jar

Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe


  • Author: Glen­da Embree
  • Total Time: 6 min­utes
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Home­made Sweet Chili Sauce is sweet, spicy & tangy deli­cious­ness for your favorite Asian dish­es. 5 Ingre­di­ents, 5 Minutes.

Serve with egg rolls and oth­er favorite Asian inspired dish­es.  It’s also great for mak­ing sweet chili chick­en or mix­ing into a mari­nade.  You can stir it into mayo for a deli­cious burg­er or sand­wich top­ping with some kick.


Ingredients

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  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 4 tea­spoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 13 Table­spoons chili gar­lic sauce, (Choose your heat lev­el. 1=mild 2=medium 3=very hot)
  • 1 Table­spoon tamari or gluten free soy sauce (Can sub­sti­tute soy sauce if you’re not gluten free.)

Instructions

  1. Place cold water in a medi­um saucepan and whisk in the corn­starch.  Stir until corn­starch is com­plete­ly dis­solved.  Be sure the water is cold or the corn­starch won’t dis­solve with­out lumps.
  2. Add the rice vine­gar, sug­ar, chili sauce and soy sauce.  Whisk to com­bine all the ingredients.
  3. Cook over medi­um heat until mix­ture comes to a boil.  Sug­ar should be dis­solved and sauce thick­ened before remov­ing from the heat.
  4. Serve with egg rolls and oth­er favorite Asian inspired dish­es.  It’s also great for mak­ing sweet chili chick­en or mix­ing into a mari­nade.  You can stir it into mayo for a deli­cious burg­er top­ping with some kick.
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min­utes
  • Cat­e­go­ry: Condi­ments, Sauces
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cui­sine: Asian

Key­words: chili sauce, dip­ping sauce, Asian

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11 thoughts on “Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe | 5 Minutes, 5 Ingredients”

  1. Thank you so much for shar­ing this amaz­ing sweet chili sauce recipe! Will sure­ly have this again! It’s real­ly easy to make and it tast­ed so deli­cious! High­ly recommended!

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