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Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 16
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If you’re making take-out at home, this Sweet Heat Chili Sauce is a must make. A sweet and sour sauce laced with spicy chili flakes, this makes a great dipping sauce for nuggets, spring rolls or satay.
Updated Apr 18, 2018
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  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


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    In a medium saucepan, whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, just until the mixture thickens. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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    If desired, add white rum or sake instead of water for extra boozy fun and a kick of liquor flavor.

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More About This Recipe

  • If you love to make takeout-inspired dishes at home, you simply can’t do without this sweet chili sauce. It’s a spicy version of sweet-and-sour sauce and the best part is, you probably have the majority of the ingredients already in your kitchen, so it’s cheaper than buying a bottle from the grocery store! Use them on spring rolls, satays, or these Thai-style chicken nuggets. This sweet chili sauce is not only a tasty addition to dinner, but it’s totally party-ready, too! Set it out for a sweet-heat dip.
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