I am so excited to share this delicious Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce with y’all! I have been a huge fan of this sauce, since I started making recipes that call for a sweet chili sauce. I used to just buy it premade in the store, but then one day I was making dinner, and realized I didn’t have any when I needed it! I looked up the ingredients that typical sweet chili sauce have, and went from there. It’s really quite simple, and you can make a big batch of this, then store it your fridge for when you need it!
I absolutely love red pepper flakes, and they definitely spice this recipe up! There is a very distinct spicy flavor, and sweet flavor, which balances nicely in Asian and Thai dishes. Heck, I even love dipping raw vegetables into this sauce – makes a great zesty dip! Use it on chicken, fish, or even beef; then stir fry up some vegetables to serve alongside. Making Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce yourself saves money and you know exactly what you are putting into it!
- 1 cup honey
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 TBS red pepper flakes
- ¾ cup water + 2 TBS
- 1 TBS cornstarch
- 1. In a small sauce pot add honey, red pepper flakes, rice vinegar, garlic, and ¾ cup water; whisk well to combine. Heat over medium high, bringing to a quick bowl while whisking. Boil for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
- 2. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and 2 TBS water.
- 3. Lower heat, pour cornstarch mixture into the pot; whisk to combine. Bring back to a boil, stirring while sauce thickens. Cook about 1 minute, or until thick- it will be quick. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- 4. Place in an airtight container, such as a small mason jar. Refrigerate and store for up to 2 months.
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