Easy Sweet Chili Sauce close up on a spoon
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5 from 6 votes

Easy Sweet Chili Sauce

This incredibly quick and Easy Sweet Chili Sauce only requires four ingredients and can be mixed up in minutes. Pour it over meat, tofu, or seafood!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: Dip, easy, homemade teriyaki sauce, Spicy
Total Cost: $0.70 per cup
Servings: 4 1/4 cup each


  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar $0.47
  • 1/4 cup sugar $0.08
  • 1/4 cup water $0.00
  • 1 Tbsp sambal oelek $0.13
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch + 1 Tbsp water $0.02


  • Add the rice vinegar, sugar, water, and sambal oelek to a small sauce pot. Heat and stir the mixture over medium heat until the sugar fully dissolves.
  • Stir the cornstarch into 1 Tbsp water until dissolved, then pour it into the sauce pot with the sweet chili sauce. Continue stirring and heating until the mixture comes up to a simmer, at which time the cornstarch will thicken the sauce and go from appearing cloudy to clear.
  • Use the sauce immediately, or refrigerate and use within one week.