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Finished sweet chili sauce in jar

Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet & spicy chili sauce for dipping
Cuisine Thai
Keyword dipping sauce, spicy, sweet chili sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 oz


  • Medium Sauce Pan
  • Knife
  • Spoon



  • 5-7 Thai peppers deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar unseasoned
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt


  • 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp cold water


  • In a small bowl, add cold water to corn starch and mix thoroughly.
  • Add sauce ingredients to medium sauce pan and heat to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add corn starch slurry to pan and simmer an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove pan from heat and allow to cool before pouring into glass jar.
  • Cover and store in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.


  • Don't overcook the sauce, as it will thicken more as it cools.
  • Pre-mix the corn starch and cold water before adding to the hot pan.