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Sweet Chili Sauce

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15


-1/2 cup vinegar (rice or apple)

-3/4 cup water

-1/2 cup sugar

-2 tbsp garlic, minced

-1 tbsp soy sauce

-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

-2 1/2 tbsp sambal oelek or chili paste

-3 tsp cornstarch

-2 tbsp water


  1. Add sugar, cayenne, garlic, soy sauce, salt, vinegar, and water to a sauce pan and let simmer in medium low heat for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves completely and the mixture reduces slightly.

  2. Add the chili paste and mix. Let simmer again for 2-3 minutes more.

  3. Mix together cornstarch and 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl until no lumps exist and stir in the cornstarch slurry into the sauce, mixing constantly till the sauce comes to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sauce is thick, translucent and shiny. Turn off the stove and let the sauce cook before serving with you chicken nuggets or refrigerate for up to 3-4 weeks. Enjoy!

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