Quick and Tasty Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Inside: Discover a quick and tasty sweet chili sauce recipe that adds a flavorful punch to your meals. Create this homemade condiment and elevate your dishes today!


Here we are again making our own condiment because we don't have it on hand. It's just easier this way, and possibly more healthy. This sweet chili sauce is easy to make. It keeps in the fridge for a couple of weeks so you can make it ahead of time to have.

Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce - jar of Sauce

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Quick and Tasty Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

There is currently one recipe in my recipe box that uses this recipe, and that is my Bang Bang Pasta and Chicken, but the chicken is an extra add-in that you really don't need because that pasta, with this sauce, yum!

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What you need:

How to Make Sweet Chili Sauce

Add vinegar, sugar, water, and sriracha to a small saucepan. Heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

sweet chili sauce

Mix together cornstarch and water, and then add the cornstarch mixture to the pot. Heat until simmering, stirring occasionally.

The sauce will thicken up, and clear after about five minutes.

sweet chili sauce

This will keep in the fridge in a jar for up to two weeks. We often use it straight from the pot.

Spread a little in a grilled cheese sandwich, along with some French's fried Onions, or what we called crunchy onions here, and you have the best-grilled cheese sandwich I have ever tasted.

What Can You Use This Sauce For?

  • Chicken nugget/tender dipping sauce
  • Use as a dip for veggies such as celery and carrots
  • Mix with mayo for sweet chili mayo that would be great on burgers
  • mix with mayo or cream cheese for a pasta sauce
  • Use to make a dressing or marinade – with lemon juice, honey, and garlic
  • Spread on a grilled cheese before grilling, DELICIOUS!
  • Great in eggs!
  • Basically, you can use this instead of sriracha
sweet chili cause in small bowl on counter top with ingredients laying on table

Foods That Go Great with Sweet Chili Sauce

  • Sweet chili salmon
  • Shrimp and shrimp skewers
  • Eggs
  • Noodles
  • Brussels sprouts
Yield: 1

Sweet Chili Sauce

Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce - jar of Sauce

This recipe is so easy to make, you probably already have all the ingredients to make it yourself.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp of water

Instructions

    1. Add vinegar, sugar, water, and sriracha to a small sauce pan. Heat and stir until sugar has dissolved.
    2. Mix together cornstarch and water, and then add the cornstarch mixture to the pot. Heat until simmering, stirring occasionally.
    3. The sauce will thicken up, and clear after about five minutes.

Notes

This will keep in the fridge in a jar or similar closed container for a couple weeks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g

Frequently Asked Questions

Is sweet chili sauce healthy?

There is a fair bit of sugar in this recipe, which isn't healthy for you. However, making your own is going to be healthier for you than buying a jar full of preservatives.

Is sweet chili sauce the same as sriracha?

No. Sriracha is an ingredient in this recipe though. Sweet chili sauce is sweeter than the spicy sriracha.

Substitutes for sweet chili sauce

If you don't have the ingredients to make your own sauce, or you are looking for an even quicker way to get a similar taste you can try one of these substitutions:

1 tbsp sriracha and 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup or honey.

1 tsp of hot sauce and 1 tbsp honey. You can also add 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes.

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