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Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

This Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce has a delicious balance of sweetness and tanginess with a spicy kick - a perfect dip to level up your favorite fried, grilled, and roasted dishes. Why buy one, when you can make it yourself?
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: dip, dipping sauce, sauce
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 big red bell pepper or any mild/sweet red pepper seeds removed, chopped coarsely
  • 1-2 pc Bird’s eye chili chopped coarsely, or chili flakes
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped coarsely
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped coarsely
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp potato starch/ corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp water


  • Cut out the top parts of the chilis.
    1 big red bell pepper or any mild/sweet red pepper, 1-2 pc Bird’s eye chili
  • Put the bell pepper, bird’s eye, onion, garlic, and water in a blender or food processor. Pulse several times to cut the spices in to tiny pieces but do not let it turn into paste.
    1 big red bell pepper or any mild/sweet red pepper, 1-2 pc Bird’s eye chili, 1 small yellow onion, 6 cloves garlic, 2 cups water
  • Transfer content to a pan. Add sugar, salt, and vinegar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until sugar and salt are dissolved. Turn the heat to low.
    1 tbsp Salt, 1 cup sugar, ½ cup vinegar
  • Dissolve potato starch in water and add this to the pan. Cook while stirring constantly until sauce thicken a bit. Turn heat off, remove from heat and let it cool down. Do not over cook as it will go on to thicken as it cools down.
    2 Tbsp potato starch/ corn starch, 2 Tbsp water
  • Serve as dip or transfer to a jar and refrigerate for up to 4 weeks.



This recipe makes 3 cups or about 48 Tablespoons of Sweet Chili Sauce. Each serving is equivalent to 2 Tablespoons. 


Serving: 2Tbsp | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg