Simple Sweet Chili Sauce

This is one of the world’s most popular condiments, and just a taste is all you’ll need to understand why. It’s surprisingly easy to make, and it adds a zesty homemade touch to appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Or, try it with your favourite style of chicken - it’s sweet perfection with everything from grilled breasts to breaded strips!

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Metal bowl of sweet chili sauce with whole and cut chilis and a clove of garlic
approximately 1⅓ cups (333 ml)
  • ⅔ cup (167 ml) water
  • ½ cup (100 g) Redpath® Organic Granulated Sugar
  • ⅓ cup (83 ml) rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (12 g) chili flakes
  • 1 tsp (4 g) Thai chili pepper, minced
  • ½ tsp (3 g) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) fish sauce
  • 4 tsp (10 g) cornstarch
Step 1

In a small saucepan or pot combine water, the Redpath® Organic Granulated Sugar, rice wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, chili flakes, minced Thai chilis, and salt. Place over medium-high heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer; 5 minutes.


Step 2

In a small dish, whisk the fish sauce and cornstarch to form a slurry.

Step 3

Quickly whisk the slurry into the simmering sauce. Continue to stir and simmer the sauce until the sauce loses its cloudiness and cornstarch is cooked out; 2 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Use immediately or ladle into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.