Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

This recipe for Sweet Chili Sauce is so deliciously sweet with a pop of heat. All in all, this recipe yielded three cups of sauce with two pint sized jars filled and placed in the fridge for later use. Last week, we had Bang Bang Salmon that used a portion of this sauce. In addition to the Salmon getting a sauce, the steamed broccoli tasted amazing with it drizzled on top.

Sweet chili sauc in jars and a small bowl

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How to store the sauce

When this sauce cools completely, it can then be stored in an airtight container. For example, canning jars work perfectly to store this delicious sauce. As it is homemade, you can store it in the fridge. However, the sauce is not made with preservatives and will not last as long as a store-bought jar. This Homemade Sweet Chili sauce will last for many weeks in the fridge.

Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 cup white Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
3 Tbsp Corn Starch
6 cloves Garlic
2 Tbsp water
1/2 cup Vinegar
2-4 Tbsp Chili Pepper Flakes

ingredients to make sweet chili sauce on stove with saucepan

Directions

1. Firstly, in a medium saucepan add white sugar, soy sauce, salt, vinegar and bring the ingredients to a boil.

2. Secondly, boil the Sweet Chili mixture for 3-5 minutes making sure to whisk constantly to prevent any burning.

sweet chili sauce coming to a boil

3. Thirdly, add the crushed red pepper flakes to the Sweet Chili sauce and whisk well.

add crushed red peppers to saucepan

4. Mince garlic cloves and add them to the Sweet Chili Sauce, boil for an additional minute.

5. In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water and then set it aside.

water and corn starch slurry in small bowl

6. Reduce the heat to low and then add the corn starch slurry and whisk continuously.

add corn starch slurry to sweet chili sauce in saucepan

7. Finally, let the Sweet Chili Sauce boil on low for 5 more minutes with regular stirring.

boil sauce

8. Let this mixture rest to cool before transferring to a jar for storage. In an airtight container, this Sweet Chili Sauce can stay fresh for many weeks. Just remember to use a clean spoon to stir it before using as settling can happen. Enjoy this amazing sauce on fish, steamed vegetables, or within another sauce. Click the link below to see how I used this exact sauce in a Bang Bang Salmon recipe that was literally the most delicious meal.

pour cooled sauce in jars to store in fridge

Recipe for Sweet Chili Sauce

Ingredients for Sweet Chili Sauce

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 cup white Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
3 Tbsp Corn Starch
6 cloves Garlic
2 Tbsp water
1/2 cup Vinegar
2-4 Tbsp Chili Pepper Flakes

Directions for Sweet Chili Sauce

1. Firstly, in a medium saucepan add white sugar, soy sauce, salt, vinegar and bring the ingredients to a boil.
2. Secondly, boil the mixture for 3-5 minutes making sure to whisk constantly to prevent any burning.
3. Thirdly, add the crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce and whisk well.
4. Mince garlic cloves and add them to the saucepan, then boil for an additional minute.
5. In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water and then set it aside.
6. Reduce the heat to low and then add the corn starch slurry and whisk continuously.
7. Finally, let the sauce boil on low for 5 more minutes with regular stirring.
8. Let this mixture rest to cool before transferring to a container for storage. In an airtight container, this Sweet Chili Sauce can stay fresh for many weeks. Just remember to use a clean spoon to stir it before using as settling can happen.

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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