Sweet chili sauce is one of my all time favourite foods and I make my own all the time! It’s sweet, it’s spicy and it’s amazing on pretty much anything! (Or by the spoonful!)
Have you ever wondered how to make sweet chilli sauce? It’s actually really easy to make your own!
The primary ingredients are of course the chilies and sugar along with garlic, vinegar and salt for seasoning and cornstarch to thicken. After chopping the chilies and garlic you simply simmer everything on the stove for a few minutes and the sauce is done! This sweet chili sauce is so quick and easy to make that you’ll be making it all the time!
I like to use this sweet and spicy chili sauce in sandwiches, on steamed veggies, as a dipping sauce, in dressings, marinades, glazes and many other ways! Check out some of the recipes that I use this sauce in below!
The vinegar makes adds an element of sour making this a sweet and sour thai chili sauce!
Sweet Chilli Sauce
A quick and easy homemade Thai style sweet chili sauce!
- red chilies to taste*
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup rice wine or cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed into 2 tablespoons of cool water
- Pulse the chilies and garlic in a food processor.
- Bring the water, vinegar, sugar, salt, chilies, and garic to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes before mixing in the mixture of the cornstarch and water and simmering until it has thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy or store in a sealed container in the fridge.
Option: If you do not have access to fresh red chilies you can use a couple of tablespoons of chili sauce like sambal oelek.
Option: Replace some or all of the vinegar with lime juice.
Option: I like to use palm sugar rather than plain sugar.
Option: Add a splash of fish sauce instead of the salt.
Option: Use proper canning procedures for longer storage.
Thai Sweet Chili Dressing
Singapore Chili Prawns
Thai Lemon Shrimp
Thai Chicken Pizza with Sweet Chili Sauce
Sweet Chili Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadilla
Firecracker Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce
Crispy Baked Peanut Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
Thai Style Corn Fritters with Sweet Chilli Sauce
Bacon and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Balsamic Sweet Chili Sauce
Bang Bang Shrimp
Skillet Sweet Chili Chicken