Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

This sauce is sweet, sticky, and good on absolutely (okay, almost) everything.


This thickened mixture of chilies, vinegar, sugar, and garlic is perfect for everything from eggrolls, to fries, to burgers, and so much more. You can buy similar version of this sweet and sticky sauce in large glass bottles, but they can't compare to this homemade version.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 12 servings
Makes: 1 1/2 cups

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  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Fresno, red Thai chiles, or red jalapeño peppers (seeds left in for a hotter sauce)

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch. Set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan, mix together remaining 1 cup water, garlic, peppers, sugar, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Stir cornstarch mixture to re-combine, then whisk into simmering sauce and cook until thickened, about 1 minute more. Remove from heat, let cool, and use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
54 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)