by Olena

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

by Olena

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce dripping from the brush

Thai Chili Sauce

Authentic Thai sweet chili sauce recipe or how to make healthy homemade sweet chili sauce without preservatives and refined sugar. Same thick, sweet and spicy like store bought just waaaay healthier!

This sweet chili sauce keeps well in the fridge for a month or so. Give it a shake before using and you are good to go. Great with meat, fish and for dipping.

What Is Sweet Chili Sauce?

According to Wikipedia, Thai sweet chili sauce translated from Thai means literally “dipping sauce for chicken”. You know that thick sweet and spicy orange in colour store-bought sauce? Most popular brand is Thai Kitchen. It is made of mostly refined sugar and spices.

That’s the Asian sweet chili sauce this healthy version recipe is for.Sweet Chili Sauce in a jar

Thai Sauce Ingredients:

The best part is that all ingredients listed below are affordable and easy to buy organic. Main ingredient, maple syrup, is way better than sugar containing antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and lower glycemic index than sugar.

  • Maple syrup
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes, salt and pepper

How to Make Asian Sweet Chili Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk all ingredients until combined. How to Make Thai Chili Sauce
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 7-10 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a glass jar and use with meats, seafood, vegetables and for dipping.Small pot with Asian sweet chili sauce cooking in it

How Long Does It Last?

You can refrigerate sauce for up to 2-3 weeks. It might thicken a bit and become cloudy. Just warm it up quickly in a microwave or simmer on the stove on low heat. To thin out homemade Thai sweet chili sauce, add a splash of water after heating and stir. Adjust until desired consistency.

Remember, it’s homemade with natural ingredients.:)

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Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

5 from 3 reviews

Authentic Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe with simple ingredients. Make healthy without preservatives and refined sugar. Great with meat, fish and for dipping.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp white or rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chili pepper flakes


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk all ingredients until combined. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 7-10 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Transfer to a glass jar and use with meat, fish, vegetables and for dipping. Highly recommend to make Thai Salmon that everyone will rave about for weeks!

Store: Refrigerate for up to a few weeks.

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Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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