Sweet Soy-Garlic Dipping Sauce

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Update your fried chicken with these no-cook dipping sauces in under 7 minutes »

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Sweet Soy-Garlic Dipping Sauce

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cup
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
This recipe appears in: Upgrade Your Fried Chicken: 7 No-Cook Dipping Sauces in Under 7 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 medium cloves of garlic, grated on a microplane grater (about 3 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seed oil


  1. 1

    Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Serve with fried chicken.

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