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Thai-Style Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet-and-spicy at it's best in this gluten-free, dairy-free condiment.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Sauces and Sides
Cuisine Asian


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced or pressed from 5-6 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (or more, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (or more, to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Combine sugar, vinegar and 1/4 cup of water in a pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and reduce the heat; simmer for a few minutes, allowing flavors to meld. Add the sriracha.
  • In a small measuring cup, combine cornstarch and cold water and stir until fully dissolved.
  • Increase heat and add cornstarch/water mixture and salt. Stir constantly until sauce reaches desired consistency (typically like a loose honey).
  • Allow to cool before serving with your favorite dippers.


Any leftover sauce may stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a month.  
Keyword quick and easy